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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 enrolling in one of our Family Programs or by purchasing individual tickets to the performance.

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

Registration Details

  • Each registrant must complete the online Registration Form and agree to the Family Program 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.

Ready to register?

Once you have reviewed the program details and inclusions below and are ready to sign up your family for this exciting experience, click the button to the left to start the registration process.

Family Program Itineraries

The two Family Programs are designed to allow family, friends, and educators to share in a fuller Honors Performance Series experience, while also providing additional time to explore Vienna. 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 Vienna. Please note that all itineraries are tentative and subject to change.

6-Day Family Program Itinerary

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Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Morning: Airport greeting in Vienna and transfer to the hotel (registered family only during specified times at designated Airport)
  • Enjoy a city overview by motorcoach
  • Check into the program and meet your Finalist’s Chaperone

Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Full-Day Sightseeing tour to Salzburg
  • Free time on own to explore Vienna

Sunday, June 28, 2020

  • Morning exercises at the Imperial Riding School
  • Afternoon free time to enjoy Vienna
  • Attend a performance at the Vienna State Opera with Finalists

Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Musikverein tour (TBD)
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise on the Danube with Finalists

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Visit Schönbrunn Palace with Finalists
  • Honors Performance at the Musikverein (priority seating for Family Program participants)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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

3-Day Family Program Itinerary

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Monday, June 29, 2020

  • Arrive in Vienna and check into the program
  • Family Program participants attend a rehearsal
  • Finalist Celebration Cruise on the Danube with Finalists

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Visit Schönbrunn Palace with Finalists
  • Honors Performance at the Musikverein (priority seating for Family Program participants)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Farewell and return transfer to airport (registered family only during specified times to designated 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

6-Day
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3-Day Program

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

Transportation to and from the Musikverein for the performance (Family Program exclusive)

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

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

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

Admission to Schönbrunn Palace

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

24-Hour staffed emergency office in the Washington D.C. to handle the unexpected (Family Program exclusive)

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

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

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

Attendance at a classical Viennese performance, seated with your Finalist (Family Program exclusive)

Admission to the scheduled Musikverein tour (Family Program exclusive)

Full day Salzburg tour (Family Program exclusive)

Arrival transfer from VIE Airport to the Series hotel (Family Program exclusive)

Departure transfer from the Series hotel to VIE Airport (Family Program  exclusive)

Five 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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6-Day Family Program: $1,799 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295 US
November 29, 2019 $250 US
December 27, 2019 $250 US
January 31, 2020 $250 US
February 28, 2020 $250 US
March 27, 2020 $250 US
April 24, 2020 - Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance due
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3-Day Family Program: $975 US
Date Amount Due
Deposit with Registration (not refundable) $295 US
November 29, 2019 $100 US
December 27, 2019 $100 US
January 31, 2020 $100 US
February 28, 2020 $100 US
March 27, 2020 $100 US
April 24, 2020 - Final Payment Deadline Any remaining balance due

 

Musikverein Performance Tickets

One priority ticket is included with each Family Program registration. Seating at the Musikverein is assigned seating and a special priority section is reserved for Family Program participants.

Priority tickets are extremely limited. Additional (non-priority) tickets can be purchased through the Musikverein 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 Program registrants.

Everything that was included in the Family Package impressed and entertained me during my visit. 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 Program Participant

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