36 Years Ago

36 Years Ago, Vienna 1971—A Student Journal

Day 196: Applying to Fontainebleau


Vienna 1971—A Student Journal
A year of music, study, travel, sightseeing & friends.

Day 196 — Applying to Fontainebleau
14-February-1972 (Montag–Mon.)


Fontainebleau Schools

Extremely good day.

Morning—practiced horn and piano. Not enough, but 2-3 hours.

Then, did a slight amount of El. Musik — 3 hours.

Then, found a typewriter (at library) and typed for 3+ hours, finished all the needed materials for Fontainebleau

Boy, am I tired.


Typing away. After a full day of practice and electronic music, I go to the library and type for another three hours to complete my application for scholarship to Fontainebleau. If I remember correctly, I was not applying just for entrance but also for a scholarship (as I had no money). I was out of my league and I didn’t have enough experience. Skipping ahead to the future, I don’t get the scholarship but I do get a very nice surprise.

Fontainebleau. Fontainebleau is a very famous school in France, located in the beautiful, forested town of Fontainebleau just outside of Paris. Many composers have studied there, some under the famous teacher, Nadia Boulanger. Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Virgil Thomson, Elliott Carter, Maurice Ravel among many others.

The opening photo of the Fontainebleau Schools is from their website. It is a beautiful school and setting. The program also includes study for architects.

Here are some links to Fontainebleau information.

Fontainebleau schools and summer programs

Wikipedia article on the town of Fontainebleau


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