High School Honors Performance

Announcing the High School Honors
 Series at Carnegie Hall
February 4-8, 2016

About the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall challenges elite students to perform at their very best. Students rehearse and perform under master conductors and have the opportunity to perform before invited representatives from collegiate and professional music programs. Though much of the students time is focused on performance preparation, the week also allows students to experience the best of the sights and the performance arts in New York City.

We are pleased to congratulate our 2016 High School Honors Performance Series Finalists! Rolling admissions may be available for very limited voice parts/instruments. Please contact our office if you wish to inquire about rolling admissions.

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Highlights of the 2016 5-day high school program include (tentative):

  • Perform in one of two elite Honors Performances at Carnegie Hall under the direction of renowned conductors:
    • High School Honors Vocal Performance: Sunday, February 7, 2016 (2:00p), featuring:
      • Honors Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Jeffery L. Ames
      • Honors Women’s Choir, conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Schauer
    • High School Honors Instrumental Performance: Sunday, February 7, 2016 (8:30p), featuring:
      • Honors Band, conducted by Dr. Kenneth Ozzello
      • Honors String Orchestra, conducted by Kirt Mosier
      • Honors Symphony Orchestra, conducted  by Jeffrey Grogan
  • Work with master conductors and build your performing resume.
  • Rehearse and interact with other Finalists from across the world.
  • Celebrate your accomplishments on a Finalist Celebration Cruise aboard a private yacht.
  • See a Broadway Show, visit the Big Apple’s most famous landmarks, and experience New York!

Sample Program Itinerary
(Finalists, see your acceptance materials for a more detailed itinerary)
Day 1
  • Thursday
  • February 4, 2016
    • Afternoon arrival in New York City
    • Airport greeting and transfer to the hotel
    • Hotel and program check-in
    • Evening seating auditions
    Day 2
  • Friday
  • February 5, 2016
    • Morning rehearsal
    • Afternoon rehearsal
    • Evening Broadway Show
    Day 3
  • Saturday
  • February 6, 2016
    • Morning rehearsal
    • Afternoon rehearsal
    • Evening sightseeing
    Day 4
  • Sunday
  • February 7, 2016
    • Morning rehearsal
    • Morning sound check
    • Carnegie Hall performance
    • Honors Celebration
    Day 5
  • Monday
  • February 8, 2016
    • Walking tour of the city
    • Farewell and return to airport
    • Afternoon departure for home

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