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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for “Si parla, si canta” varies not only with which program you choose to attend, but also with what type of housing you prefer. The following information details all of the possible options.

Urbania, ItalyThe Four Week Program
(June 3 – July 1, 2017)

Tuition to “Si parla, si canta” is paid in two installments.

The FIRST PAYMENT of $1,500 (non-refundable) must be paid by April 1, 2017. This payment ensures that you have a place in this year’s program.

All checks and money orders are to be made payable to “Si parla, si canta” and sent to: “Si parla, si canta,” Benton Hess, Artistic Director, 1900 Empire Boulevard #234, Webster, NY 14580 (USA).

The SECOND PAYMENT must be paid by May 1, 2017. The amount you owe will vary according to what type of housing you request. Centro Studi Italiani is responsible for fulfilling all housing requests.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to share a bedroom, your second payment will be for $2,882 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $4,382.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $3,080 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $4,580.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - HOST FAMILY: If you choose to live with an Italian family (this arrangement includes breakfast and dinner) in a shared bedroom with another student from the program, your second payment will be for $3,476 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $4,976.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - HOST FAMILY: If you choose to live with an Italian family (this arrangement includes breakfast and dinner) and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $3,542 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $5,042.



Urbania, ItalyThe Six Week Program
(June 3 - July 15, 2017)

Tuition to “Si parla, si canta” is paid in two installments.

The FIRST PAYMENT of $1,500 (non-refundable) must be paid by April 1, 2017. This payment ensures that you have a place in this year’s program.

All checks and money orders are to be made payable to “Si parla, si canta” and sent to: “Si parla, si canta,” Benton Hess, Artistic Director, 1900 Empire Boulevard #234, Webster, NY 14580 (USA).

The SECOND PAYMENT must be paid by May 1, 2017. The amount you owe will vary according to what type of housing you request. Centro Studi Italiani is responsible for fulfilling all housing requests.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to share a bedroom, your second payment will be for $4,997 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $6,497.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $5,294 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $6,794.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - HOST FAMILY: If you choose to live with an Italian family (this arrangement includes breakfast and dinner) in a shared bedroom with another student from the program, your second payment will be for $5,888 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $7,388.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - HOST FAMILY: If you choose to live with an Italian family (this arrangement includes breakfast and dinner) and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $5,987 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $7,487.



Urbania, ItalyThe Eight Week Program
“Fast Track to Fluency”
(June 3 - July 29, 2017)

Tuition to “Si parla, si canta” is paid in two installments.

The FIRST PAYMENT of $1,500 (non-refundable) must be paid by April 1, 2017. This payment ensures that you have a place in this year’s program.

All checks and money orders are to be made payable to “Si parla, si canta” and sent to: “Si parla, si canta,” Benton Hess, Artistic Director, 1900 Empire Boulevard #234, Webster, NY 14580 (USA).

The SECOND PAYMENT must be paid by May 1, 2017. The amount you owe will vary according to what type of housing you request. Centro Studi Italiani is responsible for fulfilling all housing requests.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to share a bedroom, your second payment will be for $5,992 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $7,492.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $7,208 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $8,708.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - HOST FAMILY: If you choose to live with an Italian family (this arrangement includes breakfast and dinner) in a shared bedroom with another student from the program, your second payment will be for $8,000 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $9,500.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - HOST FAMILY: If you choose to live with an Italian family (this arrangement includes breakfast and dinner) and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $8,132 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $9,632.

All Three Programs Include:

  • Bus transfer from Milan’s Malpensa Airport directly to Urbania.

  • 4, 6 or 8 weeks of intensive Italian instruction at acclaimed Centro Studi Italiani (76 hours in 4 weeks; 114 hours in 6 weeks; 152 hours in 8 weeks).

  • All textbooks and notebooks for Italian courses at Centro Studi Italiani.

  • At least two private coachings per week on your solo repertoire with our esteemed faculty. • The Eight-Week program participants will receive DAILY coaching during weeks number seven and eight.

  • At least two Alexander Technique sessions per week.

  • Group coachings and rehearsals on assigned repertoire.

  • Incredible performance opportunities at some of the most cherished venues in the Marche Region of Italy.

  • Master classes with internationally known artists, including Nicole Cabell, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Enza Ferrari, Håkan Hagegård, Chris Merritt, Federico Sacchi and more.

  • A thrilling trip to Venice and Verona which includes a tour of Verona, tickets to see an opera at the famous Arena di Verona, a stay at a 4-star hotel in Verona, and complete transportation to and from Urbania. (6 and 8 week programs only).

  • Bus transfer from Urbania to Milan at the end of the program.



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