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Program Overview

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The High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall challenges elite students to perform at their best.

2022 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

February 2-6, 2022 (Instrumental)

February 3-7, 2022 (Choral)

Final Review Deadline: September 29, 2021

We're pleased to welcome rising 9th-12th grade musicians' applications for the 2022 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Selected Finalists rehearse and perform under master conductors and have the opportunity to meet other like-minded musicians from around the world. Though much of the students' time is focused on performance preparation, the program also allows students to experience New York City's wonderful sights and performing arts scene.

Program Highlights

  • Perform in one of two elite Honors Performances at Carnegie Hall under the direction of renowned conductors.
  • Work with master conductors and build your performing resume.
  • Rehearse and interact with other Finalists from across the globe.
  • Commemorate your accomplishments and have fun with your new friends at the Finalist Celebration.
  • Attend a Broadway Show, visit New York’s most famous landmarks, like Times Square, and experience the Big Apple!

Sample Itinerary
(Selected Finalists, see your acceptance materials for a more detailed itinerary)


Day 1

  • Morning: Travel to New York City
  • Afternoon: Airport greeting and transfer to the hotel
  • Evening: Check into the hotel and meet your Chaperone group

Day 2

  • Morning & Afternoon: Seating and rehearsals
  • Evening: Attend a Broadway show

Day 3

  • Morning & Afternoon: Rehearsals
  • Evening: Sightseeing or Finalist Celebration (varies by ensemble)

Day 4

  • Morning: Final rehearsal or sightseeing (varies by ensemble)
  • Afternoon: Carnegie Hall performance or final rehearsal (varies by ensemble)
  • Evening: Carnegie Hall performance or Finalist Celebration (varies by ensemble)

Day 5

  • Morning: Farewell and return to airport
  • Afternoon: Depart for home
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Student performers attending the High School Honors Performance Series are eligible to receive college credit(s) through George Mason University.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to bringing together talented international student performers. Need-based partial scholarships are available to ensure that performers of all economic backgrounds may participate in this unique performance honor at Carnegie Hall. Please contact us at +1-800-503-0807 to learn more.

The Series is additionally proud to share a number of fundraising ideas with selected performers. Click here for more details.


What's Included?

The 2022 program tuition includes the following:

  • All rehearsals, including equipment and sheet music
  • All production and services for the Carnegie Hall performance
  • All shown activities, including a Broadway show, celebration, and activities
  • All ground transportation during the program, including transfers between the designated airport and hotels (arrival and departure transportation—flights, trains, etc.—are the participant's responsibility)
  • Exposure to and learning from world-class conductors for the program duration
  • Experienced Chaperones, city touring guides, and program staff to provide a safe and engaging environment
  • Four nights' lodging in a highly rated, centrally located hotel (four participants to a room, each featuring two double beds) with on-site staff
  • Hotel night security on each occupied floor to ensure a restful night for performers
  • A 24-hour staffed emergency office in New York City to handle any unexpected circumstances
  • 24-hour access to Doctors on Call, our U.S.-based medical support through The George Washington University Hospital, during the program
  • Extensive traveler insurance while on the program

Please Note: Transportation to/from New York and meals are the participant's responsibilities and are not included in the program cost.

Important Health and Safety Information

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're in the process of evaluating certain program elements for 2022 to ensure they meet the most current public health standards and guidance. Current guidelines at Carnegie Hall and most indoor venues in New York City (including Broadway theatres and restaurants) require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. All applicants should be aware of the possibility that COVID-19 vaccinations and/or testing may be required to participate in the program. When applying, please review our Standard Cancellation Policy that governs all requests to withdraw from the program.

The health and safety of our participants is always our top priority. If anything changes from what's listed on this website, we'll inform enrolled participants via email as soon as possible. Click here to learn more about our health and safety efforts.


Tuition and Payment Plan for Selected Finalists


2022 Program Tuition: $2,249 US

Selected performers have the option to satisfy the full tuition upon acceptance or follow a payment plan, which spreads out the tuition amount between the date of acceptance and the program start date.

Payment plans are generated at the time of acceptance, and monthly payments are automatically charged to the participant's credit card on the first or 15th of the month. Accepted Finalists can review additional details by logging into and clicking "Payment".

The Series was everything I hoped it to be and more. You can only prepare yourself for a fraction of the excitement you will feel arriving in New York and knowing that in a few days, you'll be singing at Carnegie Hall with your new best friends with an amazing conductor.


Honors Performance Series

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New York, NY 10018

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

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