High School Honors Performance

High School Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall
February 2015

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.

Highlights of the 2015 5-day high school program include (tentative):

  • Perform in the Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall under the direction of renowned conductors (2015 Conductors TBA; 2014 Conductors included¬†Jeffrey Grogan, Craig Kirchhoff, and Dr. Lynne Gackle.
  • Rehearse and interact with other Finalists from across the United States, Canada, and select international schools.
  • Be heard by collegiate music programs invited to the performance.
  • See a Broadway Show, vist the Big Apple’s most famous landmarks, and experience New York!

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Sample Program Itinerary
(tentative and subject to change)
Day 1
  • Afternoon arrival in New York City
  • Airport greeting and transfer to the hotel
  • Hotel and program check-in
  • Evening instrumental auditions
Day 2
  • Morning rehearsal
  • Afternoon rehearsal
  • Evening Broadway Show
Day 3
  • Morning Show attendance (optional)
  • Morning rehearsal
  • Afternoon rehearsal
  • Honors Celebration
  • Evening sightseeing
Day 4
  • Lower Manhattan guided sightseeing
  • Mid-day rehearsal
  • Sound Check
  • Carnegie Hall performance
Day 5
  • Farewell and return to airport
  • Mid-day departure for home

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