Journey Grants offer endless opportunities for education-enriching experiences. Here are a few opportunities for music majors. Consult with your faculty advisor for more suggestions. Visit the Jewell Journey Grants page to complete an online application.
- Tour England/Scotland (or another national/international tour).
This tour is a unique opportunity for students to not only see and experience another culture, but also to perform music in the very settings for which it was written. It is a really eye-opening moment when a student performs a William Byrd anthem in the cathedral for which it was written 550 years ago. We can't give them this experience here; it can only occur in that very cathedral in England.
- Travel across the country or world to study with a composer or performer that the student finds very engaging.
This affords hands on experience with an expert in the field outside of the Jewell faculty who may be able to offer a perspective on the student's music that they may not be able to find on campus.
- Plan a trip to a foreign country to specifically study the music of that country.
The study of the music of other cultures is called ethnomusicology. This is ultimately best done in the country, seeing performers in their natural setting.
- Travel to a particular venue or location to experience music in a particular setting.
For example hearing the Ring cycle performed in Bayreuth, Germany.
- Fund a performance of a piece of music.
This might be written by the student, or be a less often performed work or a unique performance (perhaps a historically informed period performance). We would envision that students might combine their Journey Grants by working together on these types of projects.