This month, four Luther music faculty (Spencer Martin, Andrew Whitfield, Jessica Paul and myself) are teaching in Duino, Italy, as part of the second annual International Music Festival of the Adriatic. It's a truly inspiring environment in which to make music, with a fifteenth century castle next door, a beautiful view of the sea out our back door, and dramatic cliffs that lead down to the rocky beach. Our student body includes 22 students this year from the US and Italy, with a large contingent coming from the University of North Carolina School for the Arts. We've had four concerts thus far, featuring students, faculty, and a guest ensemble-in-residence, the Harrington String Quartet. The photos below give you a sense of the place; to keep up to date with our various activities and musical offerings, please visit my blog, here.