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Program Overview

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Performing at the Musikverein is an honor reserved for elite student performers. Selected Finalists experience music in new ways during their international performance adventure.

2022 High School Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein Vienna

July 28 - August 2, 2022

We are pleased to welcome rising 9th-12th grade musicians' applications for the 2022 High School Honors Performance Series at the Vienna Musikverein. Selected musicians rehearse and perform under master conductors and have the opportunity to meet other similarly driven musicians from around the world. Though much of the students' time is focused on performance preparation, the program also allows students to experience the best of the sights and the performance arts in Austria.

Program Highlights

  • Perform at the elite Honors Performance at the Großer Saal (Great Hall) at the Musikverein under the direction of renowned conductors.
  • Work with master conductors and build your performing resume.
  • Rehearse and interact with other Finalists from across the world.
  • Commemorate your accomplishments and spend time with your new friends during the Finalist Celebration.
  • Experience the highlights of Austria, including a classical Viennese performance and a day trip to Mozart's hometown, Salzburg.

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1
Thursday, July 28, 2022

  • Morning: Travel to Vienna (note: depending on your city of origin, you may need to leave home as early as Wednesday, July 27, to arrive in Vienna for the start of the program)
  • Afternoon: Meet your Chaperone and explore Vienna on a guided sightseeing bus tour
  • Evening: Check in to the hotel and meet your Chaperone group

Day 2
Friday, July 29, 2022

  • All Day: Full Day Sightseeing Tour to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart

Day 3
Saturday, July 30, 2022

  • Morning: Seating and rehearsals
  • Afternoon: Rehearsals
  • Evening: Attend a classical Viennese performance

Day 4
Sunday, July 31, 2022

  • Morning & Afternoon: Rehearsals
  • Evening: Finalist Celebration

Day 5
Monday, August 1, 2022

  • Morning: Visit Schönbrunn Palace
  • Afternoon: Final Rehearsal
  • Evening: Vienna Musikverein performance

Day 6
Tuesday, August 2, 2022

  • 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 the Musikverein. 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 Musikverein performance
  • All shown activities,  including the full-day sightseeing trip, classical Viennese performance, celebration, and activities
  • All ground transportation during the program, including transfers between the designated airport and hotels (arrival and departure transportation—flights, trains, etc.—is 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
  • Five nights’ lodging in a highly rated, student-friendly hotel with staff onsite to ensure a good stay
  • Hotel night security on each occupied floor to ensure a restful night for performers
  • Around-the-clock support from the WorldStrides On-Call Success team
  • 24-hour a Doctors on Call, our medical support through The George Washington University Hospital, during the program
  • Extensive traveler insurance while on the program

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

Important Health and Safety Information

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are in the process of evaluating certain program elements for 2022 to ensure that they meet the most current public health standards and guidance. A growing number of concert halls, as well as local and national governments, have implemented COVID-19 vaccination requirements for indoor activities.

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 is listed on this website, we will 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

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2022 Program Tuition: $2,749 US

If selected, performers have the option to satisfy the full tuition at once 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 Junior Finalists can review additional details by logging into and clicking Payment.

To stand on a grandiose stage in a concert hall with expertly balanced acoustics is the most incredible feeling in the world, let alone doing it at a world renowned venue. It's the highlight of the trip, and the highlight of a lifetime.


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

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