Study Abroad: Symphony Orchestra Vienna Residency

Every four years, we do an intensive three-week residency in Vienna, Austria, culminating in three public performances with his orchestra.

The trip includes daily rehearsals, lectures and discussions, museum visits and performances focusing on Viennese history, culture and music traditions. Study topics include the clash between Christian Europe and Islam, the Austrian Baroque, fin de siècle Vienna, the Holocaust and contemporary Austrian politics. On-site visits focus on the study of representative works of music, art, and architecture emblematic of Austria history.

View a full, sample syllabus of the Vienna trip.

Daniel Baldwin with seniors from Symphony Orchestra on 2007 Vienna trip
Dan Baldwin with Xiao Hu and Eric Melear (a Luther alum; was at the time on the artistic staff of the Wiener Staatsoper; is now on the artistic staff of the Houston Grand Opera.). This photo was taken inside the great hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus, site of our January 2011 concert in Vienna.
Dan Baldwin conducting the Orchestra on the 2011 Vienna trip