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US: Wagner and the Ring

Scene from Wagner production, Lyric Opera of Chicago c Todd Rosenberg



This program is a culmination of a spring semester course on Richard Wagner's Ring of Nibelungen. Participants have the unique opportunity of attending live performances of the works at the Chicago Lyric Opera. In addition, the group will attend lectures, discussions and other events offered in conjunction with the opera performances.

During spring semester 2020, the class will meet two hours per week prior to travel to Chicago.

During the seven-day stay in Chicago, students will also attend a Chicago Symphony concert and visit the Chicago Institute of Arts, particularly exploring the examples of 19th Century German art in the collection.

Program dates

Program Travel Dates: April 19-26, 2020**
Course dates: Spring semester, 2020

*** Please note that this program takes place during spring semester. Please note that not all instructors will excuse missed coursework and that participants may not be able to make up missed coursework.

Eligibility and selection process

This program is open to undergraduate majors and graduate students in the School of Music at Ohio University. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Prior to applying, undergraudate students must have completed MUS 1250, MUS 3210, MUS 3220 or obtained permission from the program director. Applicants must have earned a B or better in at least one of the required prerequisites. 

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. 

All applicants must be in good academic and conduct standing at OHIO in order to participate. Students, who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date, may not study away.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Application Deadline

Priority application deadline: April 1, 2019
NOTE: This application has closed

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Living Arrangements

Students will stay at HI Chicago Hostel for the duration of the program.

Courses and credits

MUS 3800 "Wagner and the Ring of Nibelungen" (3 credits)
MUS 5800 "Wagner and the Ring of Nibelungen" (3 credits)


Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020
Graduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020

Program fee includes: Accommodations, breakfast at hostel, tickets for the Ring cycle and other events, two group dinners and transportation to Chicago.

Non-resident surcharge is waived for this program. 

Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program. 

Requesting accessibility accommodation

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

For more information contact

Paul Barte
Program Director
Email: barte@ohio.edu
Kirsten Dabelko  
Sr. Program Coordinator | Office of Global Opportunities  
Email: dabelkok@ohio.edu






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