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Family Programs

Selection as a Finalist is a significant honor for which students and their families alike should be extremely proud. We are pleased to offer two Family Packages to enable loved ones to share in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Parents, family members, and friends are welcome to join selected Finalists by opting for one of our Family Program packages or by purchasing individual tickets to the performance.

The Honors Family Packages have been designed to enable supporters to stay in New York with their Finalist and attend select program events that are otherwise closed to non-performers (a rehearsal, New York City events, touring with Finalists, Finalist Celebration, etc.). A priority ticket to the Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall is included in both Family Program packages; additional non-priority tickets are also available to the public through the Carnegie Hall box office. Note: Family Packages are offered only as full packages and cannot be sold as individual components.

Please Note: 2018 Family Package details will be announced at the end of October, in conjunction with the 2018 Finalist acceptance notifications. The details below are representative of our 2017 program and, although pricing and inclusions are likely to change, are fairly representative of the format and costs that we anticipate for our 2018 Family Programs.

Registration Details

  • Each registrant must complete the online Registration Form and agree to the Family Package Terms and Conditions.
  • A $295 deposit is required with registration.
  • Each family member wishing to register for a Family Program (excluding the Finalist) must register individually.
  • If a Family Program participant is under 18 years old, the registration form must also be signed by a parent/guardian.
  • Family Program participants under 22 may attend only if accompanied by a participant aged 22 or older. For safety reasons, Finalists may not leave their Chaperone unless checked out by an authorized adult above the age of 25.
  • Finalists should not register for the Family Program. They have been automatically registered for the Finalist program through the application and selection process.

Family Program Itineraries

The two Family Program packages are designed to allow family, friends, and educators to share in a fuller Honors Performance Series experience, while also providing additional time to explore New York. Since most Series rehearsals are closed, there are other activities and free time included in the Family Program packages to supplement your time. Both itineraries provide an opportunity to experience the best of the sights and culture in New York. Please note that all itineraries are tentative and subject to change.

Full Access Family Program Itinerary

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Thursday, February 2

  • Evening arrival into New York City
  • Airport greeting and transfer to the hotel (registered family only during specified times at JFK Airport)
  • Check into the program and meet your  Finalist’s Chaperone

Friday, February 3

  • Guided sightseeing of Lower Manhattan, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • Free time on own to explore New York
  • Evening Broadway Show with Finalists

Saturday, February 4

  • Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center Tour (TBD)
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to enjoy New York
  • Top of the Rock or Finalist Celebration with Finalists (schedule varies based on your Finalist's ensemble)

Sunday, February 5

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (ticket included, touring on own)
  • American Museum of Natural History (ticket included, touring on own)
  • Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall (priority seating for Family Package participants)
  • Top of the Rock or Finalist Celebration with Finalists (schedule varies based on your Finalist's ensemble)

Monday, February 6

  • Farewell and return transfer to airport (registered family only during specified times to JFK airport)
  • Afternoon departure for home

Weekend Family Program Itinerary

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Saturday, February 4

  • Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center Tour (TBD)
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Afternoon free time to enjoy New York
  • Top of the Rock or Finalist Celebration with Finalists (schedule varies based on your Finalist's ensemble)

Sunday, February 5

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (ticket included, touring on own)
  • American Museum of Natural History (ticket included, touring on own)
  • Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall (priority seating for Family Package participants)
  • Top of the Rock or Finalist Celebration with Finalists (schedule varies based on your Finalist's ensemble)

Monday, February 6

  • Farewell and return transfer to airport (registered family only during specified times to JFK airport)
  • Afternoon departure for home

Family Program Inclusions

The Honors Performance Series Family Programs provide a hassle-free experience for Family members to share in select activities and events of the Series. Family members can rest easy knowing that all details are taken care of for them, while also gaining access to exclusive Series events.

The program includes for all Family Program participants: (tentative and subject to change)

Program Inclusions

Full Access Program

Weekend Program

One priority ticket to the Honors Performance (Family Package exclusive)

Transportation to and from Carnegie Hall for the performance (Family Package exclusive)

Family Program access to a select Honors Performance rehearsal (Family Package exclusive)

Admission to the Finalist Celebration with Finalists (Family Package exclusive)

All fees for activities and touring listed as “with Finalists” on the itinerary (Family Package exclusive)

Admission voucher for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Motorcoach/subway transportation for scheduled activities (Family Package exclusive)

24-Hour staffed emergency office in the city to handle the unexpected (Family Package exclusive)

Doctors on Call arrangement for medical support while on the program (Family Package exclusive)

Extensive traveler insurance while on the program (Family Package exclusive)

Guides for city touring and dedicated Family Program support staff (Family Package exclusive)

Attendance at a Broadway show, seated with your Finalist (Family Package exclusive)

Admission to the scheduled Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center backstage tour (Family Package exclusive)

Lower Manhattan touring, including the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (Family Package exclusive)

Arrival transfer from JFK Airport to the Series hotel (Family Package exclusive)

Departure transfer from the Series hotel to JFK Airport (Family Package exclusive)

Four nights lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy) with onsite staff to ensure a good stay

Two nights lodging in the Series hotel (double occupancy) with onsite staff to ensure a good stay

Family Program Costs

The program cost for each family member participating is listed below. Participants have the option to satisfy the full program expense at once or may follow the optional payment plan as outlined. 
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Full Access Family: $1,599
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295
November 18, 2016 $500
December 9, 2016 $500
December 30, 2016 – Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance
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Weekend Family: $849
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295
November 18, 2016 $150
December 9, 2016 $150
December 30, 2016 – Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance

Carnegie Hall Performance Tickets

One priority ticket is included with each Family Program registration. Seating at Carnegie Hall is assigned seating and a special priority section, noted on the Carnegie Hall seating chart to the right, is reserved for Family Program participants.

Priority tickets are extremely limited. Additional (non-priority) tickets can be purchased through the Carnegie Hall Box Office 60 days prior to the performance. We are unable to accommodate requests for individually purchased tickets to be seated in the priority seating section. These seats are reserved for Family Package registrants.

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Everything that was included in the Family Package impressed and entertained me during my visit to NYC. The celebration cruise was very special to me, because I felt it was a time for the finalists to relax, let loose and be free! The trip was well worth it and is an experience of a lifetime.

Kathleen
Family Package Participant

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