CSA Tours

Introduction to the Humanities: Salzburg’s Baroque Treasures


[Limited to students of the Academy of Holy Angels, Demarest, New Jersey, only.] Students will explore the culturally rich heritage of the heart of Europe, focusing on the architecture, art and music of the 17th—18th c., but including signifcant cultural and artistic material from other periods. The class begins with an historical overview, with readings about key fgures and events and visits to a variety of sites that refect the development of the wealth and power of the city. After an introduction to the characteristics of the Baroque period, students will study the features of Baroque music and attend concerts and visit the Mozarteum, the world-renowned school for musicians. An introduction to the art and architecture of the area will be supplemented with trips to churches, museums, galleries, palaces, etc., and supplemental readings to highlight important features in historical context.


Nancy Schneberger, English Department Chairperson at the Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, N.J. and teacher of Advanced Placement English and Creative Writing, has studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Brasenose College, Oxford. She will be assisted by the Academy of Holy Angel’s Social Studies Chairperson, Ms. Gail Fair. Ms. Fair participated on CSA’s 2004 program and was enrolled in the History of Modern Germany course and assisted Mrs. Schneberger with the course in 2008. Mrs. Schneberger and Ms. Fair bring to the course their boundless energy and avid interest in ethnic cultures, foods and customs and love for outdoor activities. Their afable natures and commitment to learning assure all participants of a quality travel experience that will generate lasting memories. Mrs. Schneberger, along with her husband Bill (see European Art and Architecture description) share a passion for travel and foreign study and have many years of leadership experience in European travel. The Schnebergers are full-time Staf Members of CSA’s European Summer Study Program in Salzburg, Austria and have been associated with CSA since 1991. Together they combine a zest for life’s experiences with a tempered sense of what’s most important and enjoyable in a trip’s limited time frame.


Offered to a limited number of The Academy of Holy Angels students only. Applicants must have completed
their 10th or 11th year of school prior to July, 2010 to be eligible. Since space is limited, a competitive election process will take place. Criteria involving an application, letter of intent, recommendations, transcripts and an interview will be utilized in determining the appropriate candidates. A letter grade
and academic credit will be issued by AHA, and a certifcate from CSA will be granted. Upon completion, the grade earned will be recorded on the student's ofcial grade transcript. Specifc student requirements are: 1) Daily class attendance, 8AM-12PM 2) Participation in out-of-class excursions to museums, galleries, architectural sites, etc., 2PM-4PM daily & some evenings; 3) Completion of all readings and out-of-class assignments 4) Completion of all quizzes, fnal exam, papers and journal entries 6) Compliance with all CSA & AHA program and school regulations. Additional fees are: special AHA students only pricing of $4998. per person/double which includes participation on CSA’s Salzkammergut and Berchtesgaden Day Trips, a special AHA Bavarian Castles Overnight Excursion and the $200 Academic Credit fee. Interested AHA students should see Nancy Schneberger for a copy of the full description and further details.

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