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Repertoire Past Years

2016-17 Repertoire

New Student Convocation — Amati
Regner – Sechs Ländler
Mendelssohn – Mendelssohn

Homecoming Concert
Wind Orchestra
Libby Larsen – River Fanfare
Gillis – Paul Bunyan, Overture to a Legend
Cowell – Celtic Set

Lakeside Band Festival — Libby Larsen, guest conductor
Wind Orchestra
Larsen – River Fanfare
Larsen – URSA, Scott Tegge-tuba
Larsen – Introduction to the Moon
Larsen – Strut

Christmas Festival
Concert Band
Grainger – Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol

Wind Orchestra
Schoenberg – Weihnacten
Spittal – Pacem

Japan Tour Program
Wind Orchestra
Gillis – Paul Bunyan, Overture to a Legend
Larsen – Strut
Garrop – Helios, Penelope Waits & The Lovely Sirens 
McAllister – Black Dog
Kataoka – Sea Goddess
Cowell – Celtic Set 

All That Brass
Wind Orchestra with the Belle City Brass Ensemble
Himes – Nicaea
Gregson – Voices of Youth
Vaughan Williams – Henry V
Arnold – Little Suite

Symphony of Songs
Concert Band
Shapiro – Lights Out & Tight Squeeze
Menno Bosgra – Romanza & Majestic Solemnity

Wind Orchestra
de Meij – Symphony of Songs (Symphony #4)

2015-16 Repertoire

New Student Convocation — Amati
Schubert – Music from “Rosemunde”
Holst – Moorside March
Jarnefelt – Praeludium

Patio Pops Concert — [aside] from the cinema
Wind Orchestra
Williams – Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Elfman – A Brass Thing
Previn – Music for Wind Orchestra
Hermann – Portrait of Hitch
Williams – The Star Spangled Banner

Homecoming Concert
Wind Orchestra
Hermann – Portrait of Hitch
Newman – 1861
Vaughan Williams – The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune

Lakeside Band Festival — Ralph Hultgren, guest conductor
Wind Orchestra
Hultgren – “Moto Perpetuo” from Symphony for Band
Grainger – Arrival Platform Humlet (tuneful percussion version)
Grainger – Colonial Song
Grainger/Osmon – The Widow’s Party
Grainger – Gumsuckers March

Christmas Festival
Concert Band
Ryden,  A Charles Dickens Christmas
Ryden, Jeannete, Isabella

Wind Orchestra
Gorb, Scocna from “Bohemian Revelry”
Handl/Blahnik, Pater Noster

Bach and Beyond, March 17
Wind Orchestra
J. S. Bach/Goldman – Fantasia in G
C. P. E. Bach/Ripley – Oboe Concerto in Bb, Alyssa Bach, soloist
C. P. E. Bach /Tim Broege – Sonata
Benjamin Britten/Jan Bach – Courtly Dances from “Gloriana”
P. D. Q. Bach – Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion

Spring Festival, April 16
Wind Orchestra
James Syler – Hymn for Emanuel

Primarily Percussion, May 13
Concert Band
Jack End – Blues for a Killed Kat
Menno Bosgra – Romanza
Dan Bukvich – Buffalo Jump Ritual

Wind Orchestra
Third Coast Percussion, guest ensemble
Karel Husa – Drum Ceremony
Michael Daugherty – Raise the Roof, Michael Kozakis, soloist
David Little – Radiant Child, Third Coast Percussion, soloists
Vincent Persichetti – Symphony No. 6


2014-15 Repertoire

New Student Convocation
Antonin Dvorak – Serenade, Op. 44
Charles Gounod – Petite Symphonie

Patio Pops Concert — A 75th Anniverary Salute to 1939!
World’s Fair Music

       Robert Russell Bennett – Prelude, Fountain Lake Fanfare, Postlude
       Kurt Weill – Railroads on Parade
       Aaron Copland – Sunday Traffic, from “The City”
       William Grant Still – Victory Tide

Max Steiner – Tara’s Theme
Harold Arlen/James Barnes – The Wizard of Oz
Wayne Scott - A Glenn Miller Salute

WSMA Convention Program
J. S. Bach/Gustav Holst – Fugue a la Gigue
Felix Mendelssohn/John Boyd – Overture for Winds
Ernst Toch – Idyll from “Spiel”
Guy Woolfenden – Rondo Variations
        Allison Schafernak, clarinet     
Germaine Tailleferre/Desire Dondeyne – Hommage a Rameau
Bernd Zimmermann – Rheinishe Kirmistanze

Fall Tour
J. S. Bach/Gustav Holst – Fugue a la Gigue
Felix Mendelssohn/John Boyd – Overture for Winds
Ernst Toch – Idyll from “Spiel”
Guy Woolfenden – Rondo Variations
        Allison Schafernak, clarinet
Jonathan Newman - Concertino
        Taylor Kloha, flute
Judith Bingham – Three American Icons
Travis Cross – Be Thou My Vision
Peter Lutkin, arr. Dan Brame – The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Germaine Tailleferre/Desire Dondeyne – Hommage a Rameau
Bernd Zimmermann – Rheinishe Kirmistanze
Grainger – There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig

Fall Concert Band (Visions)
Toshio Mashima – Symphonic Poem, Taiwan
Frank Ticheli – San Antonio Dances
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Joaquin Rodrigo – Homenaje de la Tempranica

Christmas Festival
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Anon./Grainger – Angelus ad Virginem (The Annunciation Carol)
Sparre Olsen/Granger – When Yuletide Comes
Percy Grainger/Ripley – Chrisimas Day
Bach/Holst – Fugue a la Gigue

Lakeside Band Festival — James Ripley, conductor
John Barnes Chance – Introduction and Capriccio
        Kaitlyn Dolata, piano
John Barnes Chance – Overture to a Musical Comedy

Clifton Williams – Pandean Fable
        Hideko Amano, bass flute
Mark Peterning – The Swimming Pool
Judith Zaimont – City Rain

Spring Concert Band (Hungarian Gulyas)
Lazlo Dubrovay – Suite
Fryges Hidas – Merry Music
Janos Galli – Four Chants about Stephen the King
Istvan Bogar – Suite
Bela Bartok/Cushing – Petite Suite

Spring Wind Orchestra (Seconds, anyone?)
Joel Puckett – Avelynn’s Lullaby
George Gershwin – Second Prelude
George Gershwin – Second Rhapsody
        Adam Marks, piano
Germaine Tailleferre – Second Suite for Wind Orchestra
Victoriano Valencia Rincon – Pregon, from “Suite No. 2”
Ticheli – Apollo Unleashed, from “Symphony No. 2”


2013-2014 Repertoire

New Student Convocation
Carl Maria von Weber, arr. Tom Stone — On  Themes of Weber 

Patio Pops Concert — Recreating the First Carthage Band Concert, 1873
Donald Hunsberger — Echoes of the 1860’s
E. Mack — Croquet Waltz
Anon. — St. Louis Quickstep
Johann Peifke — Düppler Schanzen Sturm March
Claudio Grafulla — Andante and Waltz
F. A. Conradi — Carthage Grand March

Homecoming Concert
Ron Nelson — Mayflower Overture
Tom Vignieri — An American Hymn
Gustav Holst — Marching Song
Clifton Williams — The Sinfonians
Fisher Tull — The Final Covenant
Arthur Honegger — Finale from “King David”

Lakeside Band Festival — Johann De Meij, guest conductor
Music by Johann De Meij
Gandalf, from “Lord of the Rings”
Spring Overture
Songs of the Catskills
T-Bone Concerto
Klezmer Classics

Fall Concert Band
Johann De Meij — Gandalf
David Del Tredeci/Spede — Acrostic Song
Charles Ives — Circus Band
Brian Balmages — Elements
Percy Grainger — Ye Banks and Braes o’Bonnie Doon
John Philip Sousa — Hands Across the Sea
Johann De Meij — Songs of the Catskills

Christmas Festival
Johann Sebastian Bach/Reed — Deck Thyself, My Soul With Gladness
Fisher Tull — The Final Covenant
Arthur Honegger — Finale from “King David”

Japan Tour Repertoire
Johann De Meij — Gandalf
Tomohiro Tatebe — Fragile Blue
Jonathan Newman — Chunk
Zez Confrey/Ripley — Coaxing the Piano
David Maslanka — Sea Dreams
Johann De Meij — Klezmer Classics
Morton Gould — Guarcha
Alfred Reed — Alleluia, Laudamus Te
Fisher Tull — The Final Covenant

Honors Convocation
Howard Hanson — Chorale & Alleluia
William Walton/Bashford — Spitfire Prelude

Amati & Concert Band Concert
Claude Smith — God of our Fathers
Julie Giroux — Mambo Perro Loco
Cindy McTee — Circuits
Percy Grainger — Children’s March
Russell Peck — Cave of the Winds
Darius Milhaud — La Creation du Monde
Jonathan Dove — Figures in the Garden

140th Anniversary Concert
Alex Shapiro — Commissioned Work World Premiere
Andrew Boysen, Jr. — Ovations
Joel Puckett — Avelynn’s Lullaby
Timothy Mahr — Sol Solator
Howard Hanson — Chorale & Alleluia
William Walton/Bashford — Spitfire Prelude


2012-2013 Repertoire

New Student Convocation
Arnold Mendelssohn — Suite for Winds, Brass & Percussion
Charles Ives — March Intercollegiate

Patio Pops Concert
Adolf Schreiner — Immer Kleiner
Leroy Anderson — Trumpeter’s Lullaby
James Barnes — Arioso
Frank Mantooth — Go Fast
Arthur Pryor — Bluebells of Scotland
Norman Leyden — Serenade for a Picket Fence

Fall Tour — The General, a silent film by Buster Keaton
Music by James Barnes
Additional music arranged by Richard Baller

Fall Concert
Jonathan Newman — 3 O’Clock Mix
Jonathan Newman — 1861
Alex Shapiro — Paper Cut 
Michael Colgrass — Old Churches 
Malcolm Arnold — Solitaire Ballet

Christmas Festival
Alfred Reed — Russian Christmas Music

Lakeside Band Festival – Johan DeMeij, guest conductor
Rescheduled to Fall 2013, as part of 140th Anniversary Celebration

Red, White, Black and Blue – Colors of the Wind Band
Scot McAlister — Black Dog
Charles T. Griffes — The White Peacock
John Bogenschutz — Red Rocks Fanfare
Jack End — Blues for a Killed Kat
Bob Margolis — Color
Roger Cichy — Colours
Karl King — The Purple Pageant

Honors Convocation
Richard Wagner — Grüss
Leonard Bernstein — Overture to Candide
Gregory Woodward — Band Together
Gregory Woodward — Amati
Karel Husa — Les Coleurs Fauves
Dana Wilson — Shortcut Home
Charles Ives — March Intercollegiate
Gustav Holst — March from Suite in Eb

Spring Concert (Concert Band)
Morton Gould — “Old Romance” from Family Album Suite
Joaquin Rodrigo — Two Marches 
Ralph Vaughan Williams — England’s Pleasant Land

Spring Concert (Wind Orchestra) - New Voices!
Sydney Kjerstad — Boss Battle - Carthage Commission Series
Thomas Battersby — Movements in Cycle, World Premiere
Johan DeMeij — Rare, from T-Bone Concerto 
Bob Mintzer — Go Fast, from Go Suite
David Gillingham — Waking Angels


2011-2012 Repertoire

New Student Convocation
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Janissary March from Abduction from the Seraglio
Kurt Wiell — Little Threepenny Music
Franz Joseph Haydn — Prince of Wales March

Patio Pops Concert — Tell Me a Story
Scott Watson — Aesops Fables
Hayato Hirose — The Bremen Town Musicians
Keith Amos — The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Samuel R. Hazo — Japanese Fantasy

Homecoming Service
Franz Biebl/Cameron — Ave Maria
Ron Nelson — Lauds

Ronald LoPresti Festival
Pageant Overture
Kanza Overture
Iron Horse
Kent Kennan — Trumpet Sonata

Spring Tour Concert
Ron Nelson — Lauds
Martin Ellerby — Soliloquy for Solferino (World Premiere performances) 
Akira Ifukkube — Lauda Concertata
Oliver Waespi — Berglicht
Franz Biebl/Cameron — Ave Maria
Frank Ticheli — Blue Shades
Gunther Schuller — A Tribute to Rudy Wiedoeft
Leonard Bernstien/Grundman — A Musical Toast
Vincent Persichetti — Chorale Prelude: Turn Not Thy Face
J.S. Bach/Reed — My Jesus, Oh What Anguish
Jacques Press/Johnston — Wedding Dance
Karl L. King — Cyrus the Great

Spring Band Concert
Ralph Vaughan Williams/Houseknecht — Sine Nomine
Giuseppe Verdi/Rumbelow — Triumphal March from Aida
Paul Fauchet — Symphony for Band
Yo Goto — Prelude to a Shining Day
Ronald Nelson — Courtly Airs and Dances
Ralph Vaughan Williams/Beeler — Rhosymedre
Henry Cowell — Old American Country Set


2010-2011 Repertoire

New Student Convocation
Felix Mendelssohn — Two Marches
Hermann Regner — Six Låndler

Patio Pops Concert — Take Me Out to the Ballgame
John Philip Sousa — The National Game
Leroy Anderson — The Minstrel Boy
Randol Alan Bass — Casey at the Bat
Clark Gesner, arr. James Burden — You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
William Schuman — The Band Song
Charles Ives, arr. James Sinclair — March VI: Here’s to Good Old Yale

The Roaring Twenties
Dmitri Shostakovich — Suite No. 1 for Jazz Orchestra
George Antheil — A Jazz Symphony
Danny Elfman, arr. Richard Saucedo — A Brass Thing

Homecoming Concert
Richard Baller — A Lincoln Sett (Civil War Music)
Tom Vignieri — American Hymn

Vive le France Concert
Darius Milhaud — Suite Francaise
Francis Poulenc — Suite Francaise
Hector Berlioz — Funeral and Triumphal Symphony
Francois Gossec — Marche Lugubre
Etienne Mehul — Classic Overture
Robert Jager — Joan of Arc

Japan Tour Concert
Shin’ya Takahashi — Jalan Jalan
Tom Vignieri — American Hymn
Dana Wilson — Day Dreams
Carl Reinecke, arr Jose Schyns — Concerto in D Major
    Melissa Snoza, faculty soloist
H. Owen Reed — La Fiesta Mexicana

Lakeside Band Festival
Dana Wilson, guest conductor
Dana Wilson — Day Dreams
Carl Reinecke, arr Jose Schyns — Concerto in D Major
    Melissa Snoza, faculty soloist
Dana Wison — Shortcut Home
Dana Wilson — Odysseus and the Sirens
Dana Wilson — to set the darkness echoing

Guest Artist Series
Igor Stravinsky — Piano Concerto
    Deborah Masloski, faculty soloist
Camille Saint Saens — Occident et Orient
Robert Sheldon — Palimpsest
Michael Colgrass — The Beethoven Machine 
Greg Danner — Walls of Zion
Percy Grainger — Country Gardens, Ye Banks and Braes, They Gypsy’s Wedding Day

Farewell Concert
James Barnes — A Light in the Wilderness
Andrew Boysen, Jr. — I Am
Gustav Mahler — “Urlicht” from Symphony No. 2
Ed Gregson — Tuba Concerto
    Taylor Weinstock, student soloist
Yasuhide Ito— Gloriosa
Franz Joseph Haydn — “Farewell” Symphony
Phillip Sparkle — The Sun will Rise Again


2009-2010 Repertoire

Patio Pops Concert

Prelude from “49th Parallel”— Ralph Vaughan Williams
Selections from “The Little Mermaid” — Alan Menken
The Cowboys — John Williams
Raiders March — John Williams
Parade of the Ewoks — John Williams
Selections from “Robin Hood” — Michael Kamen
The Red Pony — Aaron Copland
The Wizard of Oz — Harold Arlen
Spellbound Concerto — Miklos Rosza

Winter Concert

Michael Daugherty — Aesclepius
Tetsunosuke Kushida — Asuka
Sandburg Reflections — Lewis Buckley (Laura Kaeppeler, soprano)
Michael Daugherty — Overnight Mail
Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. James Curnow — Prelude on Three Welsh Hymn Tunes

Christmas Festival

Leonard Bernstein/Michael Sweeney — Alleulia, Sanctus, A Simple Song, Offertory and Almighty Father from “Mass”

Lakeside Band Festival

Frank Ticheli, guest conductor
Pacific Fanfare
Angels in the Architecture
American Elegy


2008-2009 Repertoire

David Bedford — Praeludium (for five bands)
James Bonney — Angels with Dirty Faces
Andrew Boysen, Jr. — Ovations
Steven Bryant — Metamarch
Harry Bulow — Kakkazan
William Byrd, arr. Gordon Jacob — The Earle of Oxford’s Marche
Franco Cesarini — The Nativity, from Mosaici Byzantini
Carlos Chavez — Xochipilli
Michael Colgrass — Bali
Giovanni Gabrieli, ed. Mark Scatterday — Canzon Duodecimi Toni a 8
Morton Gould, ed. James Ripley — American Patrol (for three bands)
Percy Grainger, ed. Tom Duffy — Bell Piece
Fryges Hidas — Concerto for Bassoon
Charles Ives — From the Steeples and the Mountains
Charles Ives, arr. Jonathan Elkus — Old Home Days
Jonathan Newman — Avenue X
Jonathan Newman — 1861
Jonathan Newman — Moon by Night
Alfred Reed — Alleluia, Laudamus Te
Richard Strauss, arr. Charles Spinney — Feierlicher Einzug
Igor Stravinsky — Finale from Octet
James Syler — Fields
Fisher Tull — Concerto Grosso
Ralph Vaughan Williams — Crug-Y-Bar from Household Music
Eric Whitacre — October

A Spring Divertimento

Timothy Mahr — Fanfare & Dance    
Franz Joseph Haydn, arr. James Wilcox — St. Anthony Chorale & Rondo    
Leonard Bernstein, arr. Clare Grundman — Turkey Trot, Waltz & Blues    
Karel Husa, arr. John Boyd — Slovak Dance


2007-2008 Repertoire

Malcolm Arnold/John Paynter - Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo
Malcolm Arnold/John Paynter - Sarabande and Polka
J. S. Bach/Clark McAllister - Jesus Christus, Unser Heiland, BWV 665
Michael Ball - Chaucer’s Tunes
Fergal Carroll - Blackwater
Fergal Carroll - Winter Dances
Pavel Chesnokov/Bruce Housenecht - Salvation is Created
David Del Tredici/Mark Spede - Acrostic Song
Martin Ellerby - Tuba Concerto (Scott Tegge, tuba)
Eric Ewazen - Shadowcatcher (Gaudete Brass Quintet)
Adam Gorb - Safari and Sunrise
Howard Hanson - Pan and the Priest (Debbie Masloski, piano)
Gustav Holst - Marching Song
Iijima, Toshinari - A Stroll by the Lakeside
Charles Ives/Keith Brion - Variations on Jerusalem the Golden (Gaudete Brass Quintet)
Robert Kurka - Suite from “The Good Soldier Schweik”
Ronald LoPresti/Greg Rudgers - The Masks
Timothy Mahr - Noble Element
David Maslanka - Heart Songs
Ronald Nelson - Mayflower Overture
Germaine Tailleferre/Paul Wehage - Choral
Nathan Tanouye - Kokopelli’s Dance
Ralph Vaughan Williams/Douglas Wagner - The Golden Vanity
Ralph Vaughan Williams - O How Amiable
Richard Wagner/Ronald Nelson - Greetings from His Faithful Followers
Richard Wagner/Ernest Caneva - Triumphal March from Aida


2006-2007 Repertoire

Patio Pops Concert

Frank Piersol — Circus Days
Jack End/Fennell — Blues for a Killed Kat
Don Gillis — Symphony 5 1/2
Leroy Anderson — Irish Suite: The Minstrel Boy, Irish Washerwoman
Josef Strauss — Feuerfest Polka
Dmitri Shostakovich/Hunsberger — Polka from “The Bolt”
John Leavitt/Mathews — Festival Sanctus
James Barnes — The Texans
James Curnow — The Spirit of the Guard
John Cacavas — Days of Glory

Fall Concert, “Of Legends and Lore”

Johan DeMeij — Gandalf, from “The Lord of the Rings”
H. Owen Reed — Of Lothlorien
H. Owen Reed — Awakening of the Ents
Clare Grundman — Zoo Illogical (Jennifer Hansen, soprano)
Guy Woolfenden — Suite Francaise
Ralph Vaughan Williams/Ripley — Henry V, Overture for Wind Band
J. S. Bach/Croft — Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just
Frank Ticheli — Apollo Unleashed, from “Symphony #2”

Band Festival

James Barnes — Arioso and Presto (Susan Cook, alto saxophone)
James Barnes — Legend

Spring Concerts

Martin Ellerby — Via Crucis
Fergal Carroll — Song of Lir
Richard Wagner/Paul Whear — Siegfried’s Funeral Music
Julius Fucik/Fred Fennell — Florentiner March
Vincent Persichetti — Divertimento
Charles Rochester Young — Song Without Words
Dana Wilson — Shortcut Home
Matthias Kern — Two Lives, One Music - “World Premiere”
William Walton/O’Brien — Facade Suite


2005-2006 Repertoire

J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in g minor
Franz Beibl, Ave Maria
Leonard Bernstein, Danzon from “Fancy Free”
Johannes Brahm, Begrabnisgesang
Dirk Brosse, Seven Inch Framed
Mark Camphouse, Whatsoever Things…
Reber Clark, Hymn of St. James
Norman Dello Joio, Scenes from “The Louvre”
Ralph Ford, Royal Canadian Sketches
Percy Grainger, Lincolnshire Posy
Reynaldo Hahn, Le Bal de Beatrice d’Este
Johan Halvorsen, Entry March of the Boyaars
Paul Hindemith, March from “Symphonic Metamorphosis”
Alan Hovhaness, Symphony No. 17 for Metal Orchestra
Lieuwe de Jong, Aurelia
Soichi Konagaya, Grand March
Barry Kopetz, Variations on “Lobe Den Herrn”
Bob Margolis, Terpsichore
Wolfgang A. Mozart, Serenade No. 12 in c minor
Ron Nelson, Morning Alleluias 
Sarabande: For Katherine in April
Marco Putz, Dance Sequence
Alfred Reed, Seascape (Andrew Geocaris, soloist)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Folk Festival 
The Fire of Eternal Glory
John Philip Sousa, I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer 

  • Three Quotations 
  • The Last Days of Pompeii 
  • Songs of Grace and Glory 
  • Invincible Eagle 
  • Nobles of the Mystic Shrine 
  • Wisconsin Forward Forever 
  • Belle of Chicago 
  • Manhattan Beach 
  • Semper Fidelis 
  • Hands Across the Sea

Robert Spittal, Pacem 
Richard Strauss, Concerto No. 1 for Horn (Greg Flint, soloist)
Fisher Tull, The Final Covenant



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    • With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, your professors will know who you are. They will also know who you want to be — and how to get you there. Meet our faculty.

    • There are more than 120 student organizations on campus, from Amnesty International to Chemistry Club, to Frisbee and Latin Belly Dancing. See how easy it is to get involved.

    • True story: There are more than 27 art galleries, a dozen museums, and nine theatres within 25 miles of Carthage. Some highlights: The nationally recognized Racine Art Museum, the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Learn more about our location.

    • What’s better than one professor? Two professors. What’s better than two professors? Two professors from totally different fields teaching a single class. There’s debate. Discussion. Differing perspectives. This is where the magic happens. That’s why every student takes a Carthage Symposium.

    • Imagine presenting your original research at an international conference — as an undergraduate. Carthage is dedicated to undergraduate research. Learn more about current opportunities.

    • You can’t hide here — not with only 17 other students in the classroom with you. That’s going to be rough some mornings. But later, when you’re able to argue your point of view thoughtfully, express your opinions succinctly, and meet challenges head-on, without fear … Yep, you’ll thank us.

    • Carthage is ranked No. 5 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad. Every J-Term, hundreds of students travel all over the world on faculty-led study tours. Imagine a month in Sweden, Rome, Cuba, Senegal, India, Japan …