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  • Locations: Orvieto, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/31/2018
Rolling Admission 06/15/2018 06/25/2018
Summer 2019 05/31/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
UCIE Program Coordinator: Megan Trickler Program: Ambassador
Program Type: Study Abroad Program Faculty Advisor: Zehringer, Daniel
Registration Term: Spring GPA (Minimum Requirement): 2.5
Program Description:

Contents:Orvieto Musica


Program Description:

Because of the 25th Anniversary celebration, which will include a concert in the beautiful cathedral, the dates for the Festival are June 16-24, 2017 with everyone departing the US on June 15.  The last concert will be the night of Sunday, June 24th and everyone then departs Orvieto on June 25th.  Each student will participate in daily master classes, perform with the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble, hear live concerts by Festival Faculty, and travel in and around the Orvieto area.

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Academic Course Information:

Each student will be expected to participate in daily master classes, rehearsal times, and performances. Students will be graded on their participation in Master Classes, as well as their performances with the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble, as well as the large Festival Trumpet Ensemble. 

There are no prerequisites to enroll in this course. There are also no known cross listings. 

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About the Faculty Program Advisor:

Dr. Daniel Zehringer, Associate Professor of Music, serves as head of the Trumpet studio, coordinator of the Faculty Brass Quintet, and director of the Wright State University Trumpet Ensemble. Before joining the faculty at WSU in the fall off 2006, he had served on the faculties of Wittenberg and Xavier Universities.

Zehringer earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA) in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, his Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. While at Eastman, he served as Principal Trumpet of the world famous Eastman Wind Ensemble, and completed a critically acclaimed tour of Japan with the same group.

Comfortable on stage as well as in the classroom, Daniel serves as Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to his current orchestral positions, he has held Principal, Second, or Third Trumpet posts with the Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Richmond Symphony (IN), Adrian Symphony (MI), The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Greece Symphony (NY), Lima Symphony, Blue Ash Symphony, and the Key West Symphony Orchestra. Zehringer has also performed as a section substitute with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops, Rochester Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic, and the Louisville Orchestra.

Dr. Zehringer is in demand as guest clinician and solo performing artist. He has performed on numerous occasions as featured soloist with the Springfield and Middletown Symphony Orchestras, and has presented master classes and recitals abroad in Italy, Japan, China, Australia, Canada, and Greece.  In January of 2015 and 2013, Zehringer was a featured artist as part of the “Exploring Trumpet in Greece”, Collegiate Trumpet Symposium in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. He was a featured soloist at the 2012 Ohio Music Education Association state convention with the WSU Wind Symphony, and was a featured soloist at the 2011 Ohio Chapter of the International Trumpet Guild.  In addition, he performed the world premiers of trumpet ensemble music at the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Columbus, Ohio, and at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Conference, in Sydney, Australia.  Zehringer presents annual Faculty Artist Series Recitals at Wright State, and at numerous other venues in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton area. 

Zehringer has shared the stage with some of the most dynamic conductors and performing artists of our time, ranging from pops artists such as Aretha Franklin and Dennis De Young, to world class classical artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Doc Severinsen, Itzak Perlman, John Adams, and James Levine, to name a few.

Dr. Zehringer's debut solo recording entitled Journeymen's Songs, the Music of Steven Winteregg, was released in the Spring of 2016 on the Navona Records Label.  All proceeds from the sale of Journeymen’s Songs go to the Wright State Trumpet Studio Fund. The CD may be purchased from itunes, Amazon, or from WSU at Zehringer recently signed with Conn/Selmer as a Centerstage, Vincent Bach Performing Artist, and with the Parma Record Label as a Parma Recording Artist.

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Meals and Accommodations:Orvieto Musica

The cost for each student for the week will be $1,195.00 US dollars.  This would cover the festival fee, housing for 9 nights in Orvieto, meals for 9 days (continental breakfast + one main meal), and bus transportation from Fiumicino International Airport in Rome to Orvieto on June 16, the day of arrival.  Each faculty member and all students would be responsible for their airline tickets.  Obviously the earlier you purchase the ticket, the cheaper the price.
If you want to bring a guest, here is breakdown of cost for the week of Trumpet Fest:
  • Guest/s can attend Trumpet Fest for $650.00 if they reserve and make a deposit BEFORE January 15, 2018.
  • If they reserve and make a deposit between January 16 and March 1, 2018, the cost is $750.00
  • If reservation and deposit is made March 2 and later, the price will be higher and based on cost of available housing options.

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This program is open to students who are currently enrolled as a music major or minor within the Trumpet Studio of Dr. Daniel L. Zehringer, in the Wright State University School of Music.

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Before You Leave:

Student who participate in this course shall have solo and master class material pre-selected and rehearsed before we leave. Also, there will be mandatory trumpet ensemble rehearsals prior to the departure date.

Students will be required by the University Center for International Education to complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation information online a few weeks before departure.

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Getting There:

Each faculty member and all students would be responsible for their airline tickets.  Bus transportation from Fiumicino International Airport in Rome to Orvieto on June 16, the day of arrival will be covered in the cost of tuition.

Student are free to arrive early or stay later but should be aware they are not part the program during those times and are not covered by WSU insurances.

UCIE recommends the following travel agency that work with university students:  Student Universe.  They may be able to offer payment plans.
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Program Costs:

Payments due to Orvieto:
The cost for each student for the week will be $1,195.00 US dollars.  This would cover the festival fee, housing for 9 nights in Orvieto, meals for 9 days (continental breakfast + one main meal), and bus transportation from Fiumicino International Airport in Rome to Orvieto on June 16, the day of arrival.  Each faculty member and all students would be responsible for their airline tickets. 
Due to the popularity of theTrumpet Fest, a $500.00 deposit per student, is due to Orvieto by January 19, 2018.  Furthermore, each student would need to submit an application form (NO APPLICATION FEE NEEDED), which will be available at the Orvieto Musica website (address below), along with their deposits.  You will need to submit a student application form found on the Trumpet Fest page of the website.  Payments can be sent in or paid through Pay Pal.  All information can be found at

Final payment for each student will need to be submitted by May 1, 2018. Orvieto Musica DOES NOT accept payment after the completion of the festival.
Payment due to UCIE:
A supplementary fee of $44 is due to the WSU International Office an can be paid online with a credit card by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this webpage.

Please keep in mind that students are also required to pay WSU tuition and airfare to and from Italy. 
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Affording the Program:Orvieto Musica

WSU financial aid is applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact the Financial Aid Representative, Gail Cyan, at to schedule an appointment and learn about your specific situation.

Some academic departments offer scholarships for study abroad, there are some scholarships available nationally as well.  Please ask your study abroad coordinator for more information.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.  

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Passports and Visas:

A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.
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Health and Safety:

WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS ( for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

If you are participating in a WSU Ambassador Program, you are automatically covered with  UHP International Insurance  through University Health Plans.  
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)

Program Coordinator:

Megan Trickler
Education Abroad Coordinator

Faculty Program Advisor:

Dr. Daniel L. Zehringer
Associate Professor of Music
Wright State University School of Music

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