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Les Écoles d'Art Américaines de Fontainebleau

The Fontainebleau Schools offer a unique summer program for both musicians (string players, pianists and composers) and architects. Set in the magnificent chateau and town of Fontainebleau, about 40 miles southeast of Paris, the program has a rich tradition dating back to its inception in 1921. The music conservatory offers individual study and chamber music. Pianists and composers also study harmony, analysis, fugue and counterpoint. The architecture, or fine arts, school brings together different artistic disciplines in order to explore new ways of seeing, thinking and making architecture. At Fontainebleau, these disciplines often intersect in surprising and unusual ways. Music and architecture students live and dine together, attend lectures and concerts, and have field trips in common. Students are encouraged to observe one another’s work and collaborate on projects.

The international student body is taught in English by a predominantly French faculty of musicians, designers, artists, and professors. Founded in 1921, the school has a distinguished history with faculty and alumnae such as Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Ravel, Paolo Soleri, Charles Moore, William Turnbull and Nadia Boulanger.

The five-week program in architecture and four-week music conservatory provide opportunities for educational advancement with in-depth exposure to French music, design, and history, and set the stage for a rich cultural and artistic exchange.

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