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Pipe Organ Study Tour of France and England

Dates: 27 April–6 May 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 30 November 2023

Led by BYU organ faculty members Don Cook and Neil Harmon, this tour will include seven days in France and two days in England visiting and playing some of the notable historic instruments of these beautiful countries. Participants will play and hear several of the greatest historic organs built by Cavaillé-Coll, Merklin, Thierry, Clicquot, Willis, and others. They will also have the opportunity to attend church services in notable churches, experience French and English culture, and enjoy free time in various locations. 

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Participants will enroll in .5 credit hours of the following course while on this program:

MUSIC 280R—Topics in Music (.5 credit hours)
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Includes Latter-day Saint, undergraduate tuition of .5 credit hours (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, guides, admissions, in-country transportation, most meals, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare, some meals, or personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour) during the second block of winter semester 2024.

Part-time and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrolling in this prep class.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Participants will stay in hotels.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
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(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Don Cook has been on the BYU organ faculty for 32 years. Cook has enjoyed a passion for historic and important organs of France, Germany, and the United States. His ongoing research on the relative intensity of organ stops has enlivened his performance and teaching of the many organ works composed for those instruments.

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Neil Harmon joined the BYU organ faculty in September 2018. Harmon received a Bachelor of Music degree at BYU and MM and DMA degrees at The Eastman School of Music. A widely published composer of organ and choral music, he has performed in Europe, Canada, South America, and the United States.

3209 MB
(801) 422-3159
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(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

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