Heidelberg Music Program

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The Heidelberg Music Program

The hills are alive with the sound of Heidelberg! Students will study music and perform a concert in Germany. The Heidelberg music program is typically for music majors and minors and is by audition only.

Program Dates

May 5, 2019 - June 28, 2019

The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.


Tuition: $1,685.00 per unit (standard Malibu summer tuition rate)

Room & Board: $4,496.00

Required Vital Documents and Deadlines:

Due January 8, 2019: Completed Personal Data Form, including Passport Copy

Due March 15, 2019: Completed Vital Document Submission Form, including completed Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary (flight exempt students only)

Due April 26,2019: Completed Visa Submission Form, including copy of German Visa (Non-U.S. Passport Holders Requiring a Visa ONLY)

Note: If you are a non-U.S. passport holder attending the summer 2019 Florence GE or SACI programs, please contact Beverly.cawyer@pepperdine.edu immediately to understand your visa requirements.

Course Requirements

9 unit minimum requirement. Every student is required to take MUS 299. Students must also take MUS 184/384 or MUS 136/336. Students must take GER 121 if they have no previous German language experience, even if they have met their GE language requirement with another language. Students that have already completed GER 151 or higher must enroll in HUM 295.

Course Offerings:

GER 121 German Language and Culture (1)

  • Teaches basic, practical conversation and limited reading and writing skills along with a study of German culture. This course does not prepare a student to take GER 152. Taught only in the Heidelberg program during the summer term.

GER 151 Elementary German I (4)

  • Basic conversation, reading, and writing; study of German culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

GER 152 Elementary German II (4)

Prerequisite: GER 151 or equivalent competency

  • Continued practice of basic conversation, reading, and writing; study of German culture. Must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

GER 251 Second-Year German I (4)

GE: Language; Prerequisite: GER 152 or equivalent competency

  • This course emphasizes language production skills and interactive language use with a concentration on conversation. This course also develops reading strategies and examines complex grammar structures. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- before they can advance to subsequent courses.

HUM 212 Western Culture II (3)

GE: Western Culture; Prerequisite: HUM 111, ENG 101 (or GSHU 121 or SAAJ 121)

  • An analysis and interpretation of six major historical "events" during the time period 1300-1815 and their cultural implications: Renaissance, Reformation, Intercultural Encounters, Science, Enlightenment, the French Revolution. Students will achieve cultural literacy in these areas and develop skills in cultural interpretation and analysis.

HUM 295 Enriching the International Experience (1)

  • This course is designed to enrich the student's international experience by providing opportunities to engage more fully with the culture and to reflect more deeply on the experience. It is the goal of this course to help students know how to look at and listen to their new culture and how to give meaning to their international experience. Taught only in International Programs. May be repeated in a different location. Cr/NC grading only.

HUM 313 Western Culture III (3)

GE: Western Culture; Prerequisite: HUM 212

  • Focused on a particular topic in modern culture, the course will use historical narrative of the time period 1815 to the present as a background for investigation into a particular theme or themes. Students will engage with and assess varying cultural and historical interpretations. Students will achieve cultural literacy in the modern period and demonstrate their skill in synthesizing and evaluating diverse historical and cultural interpretations.

MUS 184/384 Opera Workshop (1)

  • Open to all students by audition. Provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the production and performance of ensembles and scenes from operas and musical theatre, as well as the presentation of complete works

MUS 136/336 String Ensemble (1)

  • Provides opportunities for string players to study and perform chamber music (trios, quartets, and quintets) for standard string groupings as well as in combination with other instruments, such as piano and winds. Open to all qualified students and staff by audition.

MUS 299 - Emanuel Schikaneder in Austria (1)

PSYC 200 Introduction to Psychology (3)

GE: Human Institutions

  • A general introduction to the study of the science of psychology, intended for non-psychology majors. Consideration is given to the basic issues and research in human growth and development, perception, sensation, learning, thinking, motivation, emotion, personality, assessment, psychotherapy, and social behavior.

REL 102 New Testament in Context (3)

GE: Christianity & Culture; Prerequisite: REL 101

  • Literary, historical, and theological study of the New Testament writings, with attention to their origins in the Early Jewish and Greco-Roman world and their subsequent influence.


Required Textbooks

Heidelberg Summer 2019 Textbook List


Faculty in Residence

Dr. Keith Colclough

Assistant Professor of Music, Fine Arts Division, Seaver College


Dr. Louise Lofquist

Associate Professor of Music, Fine Arts Division, Seaver College










Updated: 03.29.19