The International Music Project is passionately devoted to creating significant musical and cultural opportunities for Italian and American students, conductors, and composers to rehearse and perform in acclaimed venues in Europe and America.

The music chosen for performance represents the highest quality of international repertoire written for chamber ensemble, orchestra, and wind ensemble. The IMP “Sojourner Tour, 2023” will take place July, 2023. There will be openings in our program for a maximum of 15 American brass and woodwind chamber players selected by audition to join the 16-day tour.

The week will involve a wide array of high-level musical and cultural experiences that will be unique and unforgettable. Experiences will include performing and rehearsing in first-class venues in woodwind and brass quintets, wind dectets, as well as in larger wind ensembles alongside Italian musicians at the Rossini Conservatory of Music in Pesaro, one of the largest and most reputable music schools in Italy.

The tour is open to all advanced students over 18 years of age as of July 1, 2023, who play flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, trumpet, trombone or tuba. An application is required that must include a short performance video as well as one letter of recommendation.

How to apply


  • Day 1 – Depart USA from Newark Airport. Join tour guide.
  • Day 2 – Arrive Rome, hotel or hostel lodging, walking tour (Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, etc). Group dinner.
  • Day 3 – Tour Coliseum, Vatican and Sistine Chapel, group dinner at Piazza Navona.
  • Day 4 – Morning departure by train. Arrive Bevagna, housing in hotel or hostel, evening rehearsal. Meals in Bevagna will be individual, with the exception of one group dinner.
  • Day 5 – Rehearsals, city walking tour (Roman bath, etc.)
  • Day 6 – Evening concert with day trip to Assisi and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli.
  • Day 7 – Depart by train for Florence. Rehearsals in evening.
  • Day 8 – Rehearsals in morning. Walking tour of city. Chamber concert in the evening.
  • Day 9 – Visit Academia and/or Uffizi Gallery (optional, extra fee required). Masterclass with principal hornist of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Group Banquet.
  • Day 10 – Depart by train. Arrive Pesaro. Housing in hotel. Rehearsal in the afternoon.
  • Day 11 – Rehearsals at the Rossini Conservatory. Tour Rossini museum.
  • Day 12 – Rehearsals continue. Beach time.
  • Day 13 – Rehearsals followed by free time.
  • Day 14 – Free during the day. Beach time or optional day trips to surrounding communities, museums, etc. Concert in the evening.
  • Day 15 – Travel to Venice for tourist visit. Overnight in hotel.
  • Day 16 – Depart Milan for the US.

How to apply


COVID information: All travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination and a recent negative
Covid test to join the group. The International Music Project expects all travelers to comply with the
latest travel requirements.


Dr. Lawrence Dale Harper

Email: Ldharper1@gmail.com

PH: 262-327-4378