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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 (June through July)

June 5, 2022 - July 29, 2022

*Dates above indicate a planned departure date from the US and in-country return departure date.

Costs

Tuition: $1,865 per unit (same as Malibu tuition per unit)

Room & Board: $4,904

Program Specific Costs:

Global Health Insurance Fee: $168

Required Vital Documents and Deadlines

Completed IP Document Submission Form including the following documents:

  • Passport Copy
  • Health Clearance Form and Flight Itinerary
    • Programs departing in June 2022: Due March 11, 2022
  • Visa Copy (if applicable for non-U.S. passport holders): April 22, 2022

Course Requirements

9 unit minimum requirement. 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

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 136 String Ensemble (1)

GE: Fine Arts

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 184 Opera Workshop (1)

GE: Fine Arts

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 299 Directed Studies: Music in the Habsburg Empire (1)

Consent of the divisional dean is required.


MUS 336 String Ensemble (1)

GE: Fine Arts

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 384 Opera Workshop (1)

GE: Fine Arts

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.


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.

 

Faculty-in-Residence

Keith Colclough

Dr. Keith Colclough

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Opera, Voice; Fine Arts Division, Seaver College

Office: MB 138

Keith Colclough is a professor of music at Seaver College. He teaches private voice lessons, diction, and directs the Flora Thornton Opera Program. A Pepperdine alum, Keith has participated in the Heidelberg Music Program both as a student and as faculty-in-residence. He also studied in nearby Mannheim on a Fulbright Scholarship. His wife, Maya, was born in Germany and has dual US and German citizenship. They are both former violists, who now sing opera and musical theater. They are very excited to spend the summer in beautiful Heidelberg hiking the Philosophenweg, eating good cheese and chocolate, and making beautiful music.

Louise Lofquist

Dr. Louise Lofquist

Associate Professor of Music, Voice, Piano, Chamber Music; Fine Arts Division, Seaver College

Office: MB 138

Pianist and contralto Louise Lofquist has become one of Southern California's most sought-after collaborative pianists, vocal coaches, and voice teachers. She is Associate Professor of Music at Pepperdine University, where she teaches voice, piano, diction, vocal accompanying and chamber music. As a pianist, she has performed in recital with such artists as violinist Gilles Apap, baritone Rod Gilfry, cellist Zuill Bailey, clarinetist Fred Ormand, and many others. In recent years she has been active as a concert singer. Her voice students have appeared with the San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the San Antonio Opera, the Heidelberg Opera, Meiningen Staatstheater, Utah Festival Opera, Virginia Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and at Carnegie Hall.

 

Updated: 08.16.2021