New York City Arts Immersion

March 21 - 28, 2020


Students travel with Charles Kronengold, Assistant Professor of Music, and SAI staff for a week-long engagement with the arts, meeting institutional leaders, policy makers, and arts practitioners. On past trips, students have visited museums, galleries, concert halls; they have sees dance rehearsals, opera, and Broadway shows (Hamilton in 2016!), and have had the chance to meet with alumni in the arts. In the spring quarter class Art in the Metropolis (ARTSINST 11Q), students revisit their Immersion experience by reading critical literature and participating in rigorous discussion. Applications are welcomed from all undergraduate class years and majors.

Applications are now closed.

Applications were due by Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:00am.

Required Seminar

Accepted applicants to the spring break trip are required to enroll in the spring quarter class Art in the Metropolis (ARTSINST 11Q). If accepted, reserve 3 units of space on your Spring Quarter study list. In the seminar, we will reflect on the plethora of experiences that the trip affords and develop individual projects related to particular works of art, exhibitions, and performances encountered during the stay in New York. The urban setting in which the various forms of art are created, presented, and received will form a special point of focus. A principal aim of the seminar will be to develop aesthetic sensibilities through writing critically about the art that interests and engages us.

This course is offered by the Stanford Arts Institute in collaboration with the Introductory Seminars program and is cross-listed with Theatre & Performance Studies.

Program Details

Cost: Each student pays $600 to participate in the New York City Arts Immersion trip. Financial aid is available. Students should also plan to bring spending money for the week, including enough to cover lunches and dinners. Breakfasts are included free-of-charge at the hotel.

The total program fee is $2,400 but through the generosity of Stanford friends, all students automatically receive a $1,800 scholarship on the total program fee.

Important Dates

Application Period: August 1 – December 2, 2019 at 9:00am
Acceptance Notification: December 13, 2019
Travel to New York: March 21 – 28, 2020
Course Dates: Spring Quarter 2020 | Fri 2:30 - 4:20 PM


Please contact Devin Garnick (dgarnick@stanford.edu) for more details about the program.