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Saarburg International Music Festival & School

The Saarburg Serenaden is an international music festival and school in Saarburg, a picturesque city in Germany with vineyards and forests.

Application Steps for the Program

Step 1 Saarburg Application
Step 2 General Study Abroad Online Application
Step 3 A-State Program Application

Complete Steps 1 & 2 and submit all supplemental documents to the Study Abroad Office by the application deadline.

Learn more about the program fees and deadlines on the program website.

Program Description

Study piano chamber music in Germany and dive into the romantic city of Saarburg. Located near the borders of France and Luxembourg, its history, rich culture and tradition make Saarburg the center of a dynamic musical exchange that attracts music lovers and great musicians from various cultures, and backgrounds, from many parts of the world.

The program focuses on:

  • Chamber Music and Opera
  • Private lessons, chamber coachings, studio classes, concerts
  • Classes in German language

Possibility to earn credits for MUS 3371 or MUS 6141, Small Ensemble

Program Date & Deadline

Program Dates: July 16- July 30, 2018

A-State Application Deadline: Feb 23rd, 2018

Audition Video & Program Application: January 31, 2018

Cost of the Program

Cost estimate: $3300-$3500

Students may apply to the Study Abroad Voucher for financial assistance.

Payment Schedule

February 27, 2018 $900
March 15, 2018 $1500
April 10, 2018  Remaining Balance. 

Includes Does Not Include
Individual lessons (for all participants) Round trip Airfare
Individuals coachings (for singers) One meal per day (dinner)
Chamber music coachings (for all participants)- The focal point of the program. Optional Tours
Opera ensemble coachings (for singers) Personal Expenses
Stagecraft classes (for singers) Passport Application Fee
French, Italian, German, Russian diction (for all participants)
Two meals per day (breakfast, lunch)


Lauren Schack Clark, DMA Jeanne d’Arc Gomis
Professor of Music (Piano) Director, Study Abroad Office
Tel: (870) 680-8029 Tel: (870) 972-3734
Email:lsclark@astate.edu Email: jgomis@astate.edu