It sounds as though my desire to spend a year abroad and then making subsequent visits to their campus aligns well with their Joint Location Program. Also, one of their lecturers has taught at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
I’ve also sent an inquiry to the University of Oxford. Of course, my first choice remains the music program at “Cork”, but they have still not replied to my inquiry. It’s not going to be feasible for me to enter any program until fall of 2005, but I’d like to identify and apply to programs by the fall so that I can begin seeking out funding sources and making plans.