July 13 - July 26, 2013*
APPROXIMATE PROGRAM FEE: $4,500
The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the participant.
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including students who do not attend George Mason University.
Earn 3 credits in Music 102, which fulfills the General Education requirement for Fine Arts for Mason students.
CONTACT: Denise Elles-Mdahuar via email or by calling 703.993.2155 or toll free at 866.468.1243. The toll free number does not accept calls from the 703 or 571 area code.
Participants visit music centers in Liverpool, Manchster, and London and hear concerts in legendary rock clubs like The Cavern. Live concert attendance forms an important part of this dynamic course. Students “Come Together” in the U.K. from July 13 – July 26.
The Who. Rolling Stones. Sex Pistols. Kinks. Beatles! If British rock makes you jump like Jack Flash, you will love fulfilling your Fine Arts General Education credit studying music of the British Invasion with a front row seat to Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Thames river.
The program's academic director Mark Bergman performing his composition Alban Arthan (Runes of Newgrange) at the Kennedy Center.
Double bassist, composer, and educator, Professor Mark Bergman currently serves on the faculty of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
He is a member of several regional orchestras in the DC area and also performs with Assisi Performing Arts in Italy and the Britt Festival Orchestra in Oregon. In 2006, Mark founded Virginia Virtuosi, a string trio dedicated to innovative chamber music programs and arts education. The ensemble maintains a very active performing schedule, won the first Yale University Alumni Ventures Award in 2008, and was cited by Fairfax Connections for “turning classical music cool.”
Prof. Bergman's orchestral compositions have been performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (New York), Mato Grosso Chamber Orchestra (Cuiaba, Brazil), Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. Oxford University Press recently published some of his educational work contextualizing American popular music for college-level classrooms.
Dates: July 13 to July 26, 2013*
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in London for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from London for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
- Hotel accommodations
- Excursions to Liverpool and Manchester
- In-country transportation associated with program visits
- Pre-departure orientation
- Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. Discuss this with your financial aid counselor early in your study abroad planning process. If you are not a George Mason University student, check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.