High School Honors Performance

Announcing the High School Honors
 Series at Carnegie Hall
February 19-23, 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 Jeffrey Grogan, Sharon Lavery, and Dr. Eph Ehly.
  • 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!

Finalists Make A Payment Button

The application process for the 2015 High School Honors Performance Series is now closed. We congratulate the talented students selected as Finalists for the February 22, 2015, High School Honors Performance. The Series processes more than 10,000 nominations annually, and approximately 500 of the most talented musicians are selected to represent their schools, families, and communities in New York City.

Sample Program Itinerary
(tentative and subject to change)
Day 1
  • Thursday
  • February 19, 2015
    • 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 20, 2015
    • Morning rehearsal
    • Afternoon rehearsal
    • Evening Broadway Show
    Day 3
  • Saturday
  • February 21, 2015
    • Morning rehearsal
    • Afternoon rehearsal
    • Evening sightseeing - Times Square and Top of the Rock
    Day 4
  • Sunday
  • February 22, 2015
    • Morning rehearsal
    • Morning sound check
    • Carnegie Hall performance
    • Honors Celebration
    Day 5
  • Monday
  • February 23, 2015
    • Optional Fifth Avenue guided walk
    • Farewell and return to airport
    • Afternoon departure for home

    Proudly Presented and Operated by WorldStrides