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									About the Program Music Composition and Performance Sunday July 6 - Friday, August 15 2008 The Fusion Arts Exchange (FAX) is an educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. A multinational group of 18-20 undergraduates from six nations will spend more than five weeks in an intensive program studying individual and collaborative music composition, individual musical coaching, instrumentspecific instruction, group lessons, American music history, and individual and group performance opportunities. Secondary areas of study include topics in music industry, and recording studio techniques. Bureau-designated participating countries for this program include: Brazil, India, Ireland, Mali, and South Africa. All students will be in residence at Northeastern University in Boston. In addition there are three educational study tours to New York City, the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA, and Washington, D.C. The three-day visit to the Tanglewood Music Center is in collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Office of Education and Community Program. The Fusion Arts Exchange program will cover all participants' travel expenses to and from Boston, lodging and meals in Boston and on the educational study tours, textbooks and musical scores, private performance or composition lessons, and will provide a per diem for other incidental expenses. U.S. participants in the previous Fusion Arts Exchange program included students from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins, M.I.T., and Northeastern University. How to apply (U.S. Students Only, Participants from non-U.S. countries are chosen by the U.S. State Department, and should not submit an application to Northeastern University.): This opportunity is for citizens of the United States between the ages of 18 and 22, who are currently undergraduate students studying music composition and/or performance. Each applicant must e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and a letter of support from their primary instructor to Anthony Paul De Ritis, a.deritis@neu.edu. Letters of support may be e-mailed directly by the instructor. Application Deadline for U.S. Students is May 1, 2008 Anthony Paul De Ritis Administrative Director, Fusion Arts Exchange Chair, Music Department, Northeastern University 617-373-3914 a.deritis@neu.edu http://www.deritis.com U.S. Branch of the U.S. State Department Participants in Study of the U.S. Institutes are among the approximately 30,000 individuals who participate in exchanges managed by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) each year. Other ECA exchange programs include the Fulbright Program and the International Visitor Leadership Program. Through a range of academic and professional exchanges, the Bureau seeks to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.

Housing Housing will be located on Northeastern University's campus. Participants will be housed in Davenport Commons, one of Northeastern's newest and most comfortable housing facilities. Each participant will have a private bedroom in an apartment shared with two other participants. The apartment includes a bathroom, and kitchen. Linens are provided; kitchen cookware is not provided but may be purchased nearby. Internet service (Ethernet) is available, and provided to participants at no cost. All rooms and the building itself are handicapped-accessible, with elevators. Campus Map & Directions On past Educational Study Tours, lodging has been provided by: Grand Hyatt - New York, NY Grand Hyatt - Washington D.C. Yankee Inn - Lenox, MA Provided by the Study of the U.S. Branch of the U.S. State Department: The U.S. relies on alternating current, 60 cycles, 110 volts. If particpants bring electrical equipment (such as hair dryer, shaver, iron or computer) they should be sure it is compatible, or they should bring an adapter. Each participant will be provided health insurance coverage.

Tours Educational Study Tour Component The Educational Study Tour component of the NU Fusion Arts program consists of three 3-day tours to New York City, The Tanglewood Music Center near the Berkshires in Western Mass., and Washington, D.C. Each tour is intended to provide a musical, social and historical context to aspects of the diversity of American Music, in addition to providing a real-world context for topics in the music industry and career study. The Educational study tour complements the academic residency component, offering participants an immersive, firsthand experience of professional issues central to music composition, performance, music business and American history. The New York segment will take place from July 11 - 13, 2008. This tour will include a visit to Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), one of the major performance rights agencies in the United States, a visit to the Harlem School for the Arts, attendance to a Broadway show, and a visit to the downtown area where John Cage's career proliferated. This site visit includes a meeting with philosopher Richard Fleming, co-author of John Cage at Seventy-Five published by Bucknell University Press. The group will also be divided into smaller groups and led by NU-FAX mentors to various concerts, locations, etc. to be determined by the particular offering of events available at that time. The Tanglewood Music Center segment will take place from July 21 - 23, 2008. Led by Myran Parker-Brass, Director of Education and Community programs for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the BSO will provide master classes and workshops for composers and performers, as well as the opportunity to sit in on Boston Symphony Orchestra summer rehearsals. This segment of the educational tour will once again coincide with Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music, which this year celebrates the music of American composer Elliott Carter and his 100th birthday. Each participant will have a world-class learning opportunity and experience that they will take with him or her for the rest of their lives. The final study tour will take place from August 12 - 15, 2008, in Washington, D.C. In addition to the mandatory briefing as delineated by the Department of State, participants will be introduced to many of the great monuments of American history, the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Kennedy Center. Participants are expected to depart for the home countries out of Washington D.C., on August 15.


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Faculty Anthony Paul De Ritis, MM, MBA, PhD Administrative Director Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance Northeastern University a.deritis@neu.edu http://www.deritis.com Arthur Rishi, Ed.M, MMus Deputy Administrative Director Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance Department of Music, Northeastern University Brian Robison, MFA, DMA Academic Director, Fusion Arts Exchange Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance Department of Music, Northeastern University Robert J. Ward, MA Faculty Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance Department of Music, Northeastern University Trevor Weston, PhD Faculty Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance Department of Music, Northeastern University Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Deborah Boldin, Artistic Director Faculty Artists-in-Residence Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance www.chameleonarts.org Won Hee An, MM, PhD Mentor Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance Department of Music, Northeastern University Briana Rossi Mentor Fusion Arts Exchange, Music Composition and Performance Department of Music, Northeastern University

2008 Students
FIRST Julia Eduardo Lourenço Nigel Deepika PradeepKumar Sarah Tadhg Macdara Anna Aminata Sanoussy Yee Chen Baboledi Alfred Jozua Johannes Georg Hassan Brian William Stephanie Devon LAST Teles Baptista Belo Dias de Vasconcellos Rajaratnam Varadarajan VijayKumar Byrne Murphy O Seireadain Diallo Diagne Diakite Huang Kutumela Loots Anderson Archinal May Pieczynski Thrumston STUDIES composition, piano double bass, electric bass jazz drums, timpani/concert percussion piano, saxophone Indian Classical Singing voice, guitar violin clarinet voice voice guitar violin violin, African drumming, composition jazz piano, clarinet oboe percussion composer composer/oboe cello LOCATION Brazil Brazil Brazil India India India Ireland Ireland Mali Mali Mali South Africa South Africa South Africa USA USA USA USA USA

voice (classical and musical theater) Ireland

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