It is recommended that the students come in to participate in the program with the prepared solo and chamber music repertoire, so that they can fully experience all the activities designed within the curriculum. After specially structured blocks of practicing and performing, both professors and students take time to relax and explore the magnificent beauty of Bad Gastein and its surrounding area. Here are some activities that the attendees have enjoyed in the past:
- Excursion to Salzburg
- Attending selected performances during renowned Salzburg International Music Festival
- Half-day hiking trip
- Horse-carriage ride to the Passau National Park
- Visiting Austrian holiday celebrations, local festivals and, even a real 19-century style ball-room dancing evening with the orchestra from Salzburg, playing waltzes, polkas, marches etc
Keeping in close contact with the Bureau of Tourism, this is a great learning opportunity to know more about people, their local traditions, music, food, dancing as well as the social activities.
Pictures from previous years