New ART CMP WT Course

This coming Winter Term, Middlebury College is offering the following course at Trinchera Ranch in southern Colorado.

INTD 1119 Landscape and Soundscape
This course will be held at Trinchera Ranch in southern Colorado.  We will focus on musical engagements with environmental implications to explore, both critically and creatively, musical forms and related media that are shaped by a culture’s local landscapes and environmental understandings. Area studies include Tuva/Mongolia, Ghana, the Caribbean, and Australia.  We will directly engage with the surrounding landscape of Trinchera Ranch and the diverse local cultural approaches to it via the arts (music, dance, ceremony, and art).  No musical background is necessary, but students should expect to participate actively in various forms of music, dance, and outdoor activities. (Approval Required) ART CMP (S. Trombulak, V. J. Price)

The course will be taught by Steve Trombulak (Environmental Studies and Biology at Middlebury College) and V. Josselyne Price (Fine Arts at St. Michael’s College, visiting instructor).

The course is limited to 10 students, and enrollment is by application only.  All travel and lodging expenses are paid by Middlebury College, independent of one’s financial aid package.

An open information meeting about the course will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7:30 pm in Hillcrest Environmental Center, Rm. 103.  At this meeting we will provide details about the course, travel and housing logistics, and the application process.   Please note that students who matriculated in February 2011 and September 2011 are required to take their first WT course on campus and are not eligible for INTD 1119.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think might be interested in hearing about this opportunity.


Steve Trombulak
ES and Biology