FONTAINEBLEAU SHOOLS OF MUSIC AND FINE ARTS/ LES ÉCOLES D’ART AMÉRICAINES DE FONTAINEBLEAU
The Fontainebleau Schools offer a unique summer program for both musicians (string players, pianists and composers) and architects. Set in the magnificent chateau and town of Fontainebleau, about 40 miles southeast of Paris, the program has a rich tradition dating back to its inception in 1921. The music conservatory offers individual study and chamber music. Pianists and composers also study harmony, analysis, fugue and counterpoint. The architecture, or fine arts, school brings together different artistic disciplines in order to explore new ways of seeing, thinking and making architecture. At Fontainebleau, these disciplines often intersect in surprising and unusual ways. Music and architecture students live and dine together, attend lectures and concerts, and have field trips in common. Students are encouraged to observe one another’s work and collaborate on projects.
The highly talented and diverse student body is taught in English by a predominantly French faculty of distinguished musicians, designers, and artists.
The five-week program in architecture and four-week music conservatory provide opportunities for educational advancement with in-depth exposure to French music, design, and history, and set the stage for a rich cultural and artistic exchange.
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President of the Fondation des Écoles d’Art Américaines – Louis Schweitzer
Director of the École des Beaux-Arts (Architecture) – Anthony Béchu
Director of the Conservatoire Américain (Music) – Diana Ligeti
President of the Fontainebleau Associations (USA) – Therese Casadesus Rawson
Head Administrator in Fontainebleau – Catherine Delloye
Vice-President for Music – Jennifer Jahn
Vice-President for Architecture – Nicholas Stanos
Program Director for Music – Joseph Kerr
Founded to introduce talented American students to the best traditions in French Music and Fine Arts, the Fontainebleau Schools have hosted more than 10,000 students from around the world at the Chateau Fontainebleau during the summer sessions since its establishment in 1921. The Fontainebleau Schools are organized as a Foundation, recognized since 1926 as a public service corporation. They are affiliated with the Fontainebleau Associations, an American tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable foundation.
P.O. Box 66
Wayne, PA 19087
Fondation des Ecoles d’Art Américaines
77301 FONTAINEBLEAU CEDEX