Harlow is calling!
Join us on an exploration of one of the most vibrant, historically significant, and diverse musical environments in the world, all while earning credit toward your degree program.
Musical England takes place on the Harlow campus, the international campus of Memorial University.
The Harlow experience begins with two weeks of classes at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus during the spring semester, followed by travel to Memorial’s UK home in the quaint village of Old Harlow outside London. Professor of Voice and Musical England Supervisor Dr. Caroline Schiller creates a music-learning experience that is second to none. Students take in concerts, operas, and musical theatre performances. They work with professional musicians, explore historical venues, and experience the musical culture of greater London. Students will also have time to pursue additional research areas and participate in excursions to sites around the UK and, when applicable, travel abroad.
"My Harlow experience was so amazing. I was able to do so many incredible things, work with some inspiring people, travel to awesome places, and make some pretty great friends."
- Aiden Hartery
Students who participate in Musical England earn 6 credit hours toward their degrees. These 6 credit hours are earned through two courses completed during the spring semester -- a seminar in historical and cultural context, and a musicology-focused course on contemporary music content. These courses include masterclasses, concerts, excursions, and guest lectures throughout the UK. The seminars in St. John’s will focus on readings and preparatory discussion related to the two courses. A final paper and project will be due at the end of the semester.
Musical England is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Music and all other programs at Memorial University. Students must have a strong background in music and a well-developed musical practice. This may be in art music, traditional or folk music, jazz, popular music or a world music tradition.
Questions? Contact Dr. Caroline Schiller.