MED 390: A Comparative Study of Music Education

Dr. Sharon Davis, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Education, will teach a course titled MED 390:  A Comparitive Study of Music Education. The 3 week course will allow students to observe music programs in the U.K. that have implemented the Musical Futures approach to learning music.  Through this process, students will experience, hands-on learning and analyze the differences between informal and formal learning processes and their application to the music classrooms. Students will learn through in-class instruction, host school visits for teaching observations, and excursions to museums and popular tourist attractions. 


**This program is open to MUSIC majors and minors only.** 

The highlights:

  • Earn 3 credits, MAY fulfill the Intercultural Diversity general education requirement and the Intercultural Competency Constellation requirement (both currently under review by LVC faculty); will fulfill the Immersive Experience Constellation requirement
  • Live in downtown London with other LVC students in shared rooms
  • Receive a travel pass for unlimited subway and bus transportation around London
  • Excursions:
    • West End London Musical Theatre
    • Tour of Stonehenge and Bath
    • Full day excursion to Liverpool
    • Tour of Globe Theatre and Westminster Abbey

The program cost of $4400 includes: 

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Shared housing in student residence 
  • London Tube travel pass
  • Foreign emergency medical insurance
Food, airfare/travel, and personal expenses are not included in the program cost. Airfare estimated at $1100 roundtrip.

Application deadline is FEBRUARY 1, 2017.  Applications must be accompanied by deposit payment of $200, non-refundable after February 1, 2017. Remaining balance is due March 15, 2017.

No federal, state or institutional financial aid available.  If you plan to borrow an alternative/private student loan for this summer study abroad program, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

For more information contact Dr. Sharon Davis at or Jill Russell at