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INFORMATION FOR MUSIC TEACHERS

About the Series

The Honors Performance Series was established to feature talented student musicians in a once-in-a-lifetime performance on stage at Carnegie Hall. This opportunity is made possible by support and nominations from music educators across the world.

The Nomination and Selection Process

Selection for the Honors Performance Series requires a nomination/recommendation from a music professional. College professors, school teachers, private instructors, and other music professionals are eligible to nominate.

  • Music directors from across the world recognize and nominate their most talented performers.
  • Nominees receive an invitation with a nomination certificate and program and application details. Each nominee receives a unique Invitation Number that will link his/her application to your nomination.
  • Applicants submit a completed application form, performer biography, and audition recording.
  • Completed applications are reviewed by an expert board of music professionals.
  • Selected musicians are assigned to ensembles based upon voicing/instrumentation requirements.
  • All student applicants may apply for available need-based partial scholarships.

Key Program Details

The below information represents general information and timelines for all of our Honors Performance Series opportunities. Specific details will be available in the Performers section of this website when application information is made available.

Middle School Programs (US Grades 6-8 or International Equivalent)

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Middle School
Carnegie Hall
New York City, USA

  • Age Level: US grades 6-8/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: June 2022
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Band, String Orchestra
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: Beginning October 2021
  • 2022 Applications Due:
    First Round - Early December 2021
    Final Review - Mid-February 2022
  • 2022 Selections Announced: Mid-March 2022

Detailed Program Information and Application

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Middle School
Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, London, UK

  • Age Level: US grades 6-8/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: Not on offer in 2022
  • Ensembles: NA
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: NA
  • 2022 Applications Due: NA
  • 2022 Selections Announced: NA

Detailed Program and Application Information

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High School Programs (US Grades 9-12 or International Equivalent)

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High School
Carnegie Hall
New York City, USA

  • Age Level: US grades 9-12/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: February 2022
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Band, String Orchestra, Full Orchestra
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: Beginning June 2021
  • 2022 Applications Due:
    First Round - mid-July 2021
    Final Review - late September 2021
  • 2022 Selections Announced: Late October 2021

Detailed Program Information and Application

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High School
Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Australia

  • Age Level: US grades 9-12/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: August 2022
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Band, Orchestra (format TBD)
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: Beginning June 2021
  • 2022 Applications Due:
    First Round - mid-July 2021
    Final Review - late September 2021
  • 2022 Selections Announced: Late October 2021

Detailed Program Information and Application

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High School
Musikverein
Vienna, Austria

  • Age Level: US grades 9-12/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: Not on offer in 2022
  • Ensembles: NA
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: NA
  • 2022 Applications Due: NA
  • 2022 Selections Announced: NA

Detailed Program Information and Application

Young Adult Programs (HS Graduates Aged 18-25)

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Young Adult
Carnegie Hall
New York City, USA

  • Age Level: 18-25 years old
  • Program Dates: February 2022
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: Beginning June 2021
  • 2022 Applications Due:
    First Round - mid-July 2021
    Final Review - late September 2021
  • 2022 Selections Announced: Late October 2021

Detailed Program Information and Application

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Young Adult
Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Australia

  • Age Level: 18-25 years old
  • Program Dates: August 2022
  • Ensembles: Instrumental Ensemble (format TBD)
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: Beginning June 2021
  • 2022 Applications Due:
    First Round - mid-July 2021
    Final Review - late September 2021
  • 2022 Selections Announced: Late October 2021

Detailed Program Information and Application

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Young Adult
Musikverein
Vienna, Austria

  • Age Level: 18-25 years old
  • Program Dates: Not on offer in 2022
  • Ensembles: NA
  • 2022 Invitations Sent: NA
  • 2022 Applications Due: NA
  • 2022 Selections Announced: NA

Detailed Program Information and Application

Other Ways to Get Involved: Travel, Experience the Series, and Earn Professional Development

We love working with music educators, and we are pleased to offer teachers a unique opportunity to see the Honors Performance Series in action:

Apply to be a Series Chaperone
Music educators are invited to become a part of the Middle or High School Honors Performance Series by applying to be a program Chaperone. This is an amazing opportunity to work with some of the best student musicians selected from an international pool of applicants, learn from world-class conductors, and experience New York City, London, and/or Vienna. Chaperones are selected through an application process, which includes a background check. Those selected serve an active role, ensuring the safety and well-being of approximately 15 student (Junior) Finalists throughout the program. Priority is given to Chaperones who have one or more students selected for the program for which they are applying, and selected Chaperones receive 25-30 Professional Development points upon successful completion of the program. Click here for more details!

For additional information, call us at +1 (800) 503-0807
1359 Broadway, Suite 1504, New York, NY 10018
honors@honorsperformance.org

The impact that Honors has had on our community is staggering. It's listed as the second most significant "point of pride" from our superintendent for PR in the greater metro San Antonio region. Thank you for beginning this program and impacting our kids' lives.

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Nominator

Honors Performance Series

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