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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 world renowned venues. 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 partial scholarships at: https://honorsperformance.org/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 2024
Ambassador Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Age Level: US grades 6-8/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: June 19- Jun 23, 2024
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Band, String Orchestra
  • 2024 Invitations Sent: September 30, 2023
  • 2024 Applications Due:
    First Round - November 1st, 2023
    Final Review - January 10, 2024
  • 2023 Selections Announced: Late January 2024

Detailed Program Information and Application

Orchestra Girls

Middle School 2025
Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Age Level: US grades 6-8/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: June 2025
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Band, String Orchestra
  • 2025 Invitations Sent: Fall 2024
  • 2025 Applications Due:
    First Round - Fall 2024
    Final Review - Winter 2025
  • 2024 Selections Announced: January 28th, 2024

Detailed Program Information and Application

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

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High School 2024

Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre

London, England

  • Age Level: US grades 9-12/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: July 25-29, 2024
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Band, Orchestra (format TBD)
  • 2024 Invitations Sent: Beginning Early May 2024
  • 2024 Applications Due:
    Early Admissions Deadline - June 28, 2023
    Final Review - September 6th, 2023
  • 2024 Selections Announced: Late September 2023

 

Detailed Program Information and Application

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High School 2024/2025

Carnegie Hall

New York City, USA

  • Age Level: US grades 9-12/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: November 7-11, 2024 and February 6-10, 2025
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Band, String Orchestra, Full Orchestra (format TBD)
  • 2024/2025 Invitations Sent: April 4, 2024
  • 2024/2025 Applications Due:
    First Round and November Due Date - May 22, 2024
    February Final Review - September 12th, 2024
  • 2024/2025 Selections Announced:
    • November Carnegie: Late June 2024 
    • February Carnegie: By October 4, 2024

Detailed Program Information and Application

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High School 2025
Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Australia

  • Age Level: US grades 9-12/international equivalent
  • Program Dates: July 7-12th, 2025
  • Ensembles: Mixed Choir, Band, Orchestra (format TBD)
  • 2024/2025 Invitations Sent: April 4, 2024
  • 2024/2025 Applications Due:
    Early Admissions Deadline - May 22, 2024
    Final Review - September 12th, 2024
  • 2024/2025 Selections Announced: By October 4th, 2024

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 locations such as New York City, London, Vienna and Sydney. 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.

Warren
Nominator

1359 Broadway, Suite 1504,
New York, NY 10018

The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented and operated by WorldStrides.

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