Musical Perspectives

The Burch Field Research Seminar is a 14-week program that will give students the opportunity to develop their musical performance skills and experience cultural activities in two of the most exciting metropolitan centers in Europe: London, England and Florence, Italy. The seminar will offer a complete range of musical experiences, both for performers and students of music history, and the consumer of serious art music. Small ensembles (chamber music) in intimate settings, solo performances and recitals, larger orchestra repertoire heard live, and dramatic opera settings – all at world-class level – will be available to augment and enhance the study and understanding of musical performance, composition and history.

Fall 2024
September 7 - December 14, 2024


This program is open to music majors, music minors and qualified non-majors. All Burch Field Research Seminars are open to UNC undergraduates (sophomore status or greater) who have a 3.0 GPA.

Did You Know?

Dafne, the earliest known opera, was first performed in Florence during Carnival of 1598 at the Palazzo Corsi.




Gina Difino
Director, Global Education and Fellowships

Schedule an appointment to discuss Honors Study Abroad programs here.

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.