Join MTSC in the summer of 2022 to strengthen your musical and performance skills, while immersed in Italian culture. Spend the first week in the iconic hill town of San Gimignano while overlooking the Tuscan Hills. Your stay in this historic medieval town overlooks the Piazza della Cisterna, which was once, and continues to be, a gathering place for many activities. We will perform in famous Basilicas and ancient places in the area. Next stop is in Perugia, the home of the Umbria Jazz Festival. Then on to the City of Bologna in the Emilia Romagna Region, where the oldest University in the Western World, the University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is located. Considered Italy's "College Town", Bologna is rumored to have the most authentic Italian food! We will finish the trip in Mainland Venice on the Canale de la Fornasa, and perform in Vivaldi's own church, the world-renowned Chiesa della Pietà. Don't miss this opportunity to expand not only your musical ability and resume, but also your world view. We will leave time for fun! Stroll the cafe-lined streets for a cappuccino, eat gelato to your heart's content. We have also been known to take bike tours, which are equal parts exercise, excitement, and eating, on our Italy trips, such as this one in Tuscany. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2021. Individuals and pre-formed ensembles may apply.