SIU at Suoni D’Abruzzo Music Festival

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SIU at Suoni D’Abruzzo Music Festival

Music festival participants (strings, woodwinds, percussion, piano, vocalists) will receive private lessons and chamber music coachings with internationally renowned faculty, as well as classes in music theory and Italian culture, and will perform on one or more public concerts at historic Italian venues. Families will stay in individual apartments with kitchen, shower and large fans. (Note, there is no air conditioning available and Italy is hot). Everyone will receive three daily meals in local restaurants. Airfare to and from Italy is not included in program cost. Recommended flight arrival is July 23, 2018.

Concert Venues

Teatro Francesco Paolo Tosti (Opera House)   Teatro (Outdoor evening concerts)
Basilica di San Tommaso Apostolo (Basilica of St. Thomas the Apostle)
Castello Aragonese (Aragon Castle)
Instituto Nazionale Tostiano
Museo Michetti Francaville

Artist Faculty

Kara Benyas and Sylvia Cattaneo, Piano and Music Theory
Michael Barta and Yulia Berinskaya, Violin and Chamber Music
Rossana Cauti, Viola and Chamber Music
Eric Lenz, Cello and Chamber Music
Cynthia and Greg Fudala, Flute, Trumpet and Chamber Music
Edward Benyas, Oboe and Chamber Music
Andrea Grassi, Clarinet and Chamber Music
Jennifer Presar, Horn and Music Theory
Charles Shapera, Bassoon, Woodwinds and Percussion
Susanna Rigacci and Faculty of the Tosti Opera Competition, Voice and Opera

DATES: July 24 – 30, 2018

LOCATION: Ortona, Abruzzo, Italy


$1,000 music festival participant

Individual, (not with family) $800
Family of two $1,250
Family of three $1,625
Family of four $2,000
Family of five $2,375

Optional Fees:
Round trip transportation from Rome Fiumicino Airport      $200
Medieval Castles of Abruzzo Day Tour                               TBA

Payment Schedule:

50% due May 23, 2018
100% due June 15, 2018

Required Forms and Documents

Assumption of Risk / Liability Waiver
Liability Waiver
Code of Conduct
Medical Release
Proof of travel medical insurance

Registration Options:

  • Register Online
  • Call 618/536-7751 to register over the phone with a VISA, MasterCard or Discover
  • Fax Registration Form with payment information to 618/453-5680