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Frequently Asked Questions

On April 21, 2021, all 2021 Musikverein applicants and families were notified via email of the 2021 program cancellation. Below are some FAQs to assist those customers as they decide how to move forward with their 2022 registrations.

These FAQs are intended for 2021 applicants and were most recently updated on April 21, 2021.

Can I transfer to the same 2022 program without re-applying?
You can select to transfer your participation to a comparable 2022 program based on your grade level. Please reference the Transfer Preference Form for additional details about the program you are eligible for in 2022.


Why was my participation transferred to a different grade level?
Your 2022 program eligibility was based on the high school graduation year you indicated on your application. As such, any current 12th grade students have been transferred to the 2022 Young Adult Honors Performance Series. If you feel your participation was not transferred to the correct program, please contact us at 1-800-503-0807, and we’ll review on a case-by-case basis.


What are the dates of the 2022 programs?
The 2022 High School Honors Performance Series and the 2022 Young Adult Instrumental Honors Performance Series at the Sydney Opera House will take place over six days between July 28–August 2, 2022.  The 2022 High School Honors Performance Series and the 2022 Young Adult Choral Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall will take place over five days between February 2–7, 2022.


What if I can’t attend the 2022 dates? What if I need to cancel?
If you cannot attend in 2022, please use the form linked in the email you received on April 21 to let us know no later than Wednesday, May 5, 2021.


What if I transfer to the 2022 program, but later find out that I have a conflict with the dates?
Your participation in next year’s program will be managed with the 2021 cancellation deadlines until you acknowledge the 2022 Terms and Conditions. Please refer to the terms to be familiar with any retention of fees.


Will my Travel Protection Plan enrollment still cover the 2022 program?
Yes, your existing Travel Protection Plan coverage will roll over to 2022.


If the insurance is no longer applicable, do I get a credit or a refund?
If a participant decides not to transfer their enrollment to the program offered in 2022, then insurance will be refunded minus any non-recoverable fees.


I didn’t buy the Travel Protection Plan yet. Can I buy it now for the 2022 program?
The opportunity to purchase the 2022 Travel Protection Plan will be offered after 2022 acceptances have been announced in October.


I don’t know if I’ll be able to attend the 2022 program. What should I do?
If you aren’t able to commit to 2022 at this time, please let us know before May 5, 2021, by completing the form linked in the email you received on April 21.


When will I get more information about my 2022 participation?
At this time, we have only finalized the 2022 program dates (see above). Additional details will be sent via email and provided on our website as they become available.

A high-level program schedule and anticipated ensemble types for 2022 will be announced when the 2022 application process opens this summer.

Specifics about your assigned Conductor and ensemble as well as instructions for booking your travel to and from the program will be shared when 2022 acceptances are announced around late October.

Your repertoire, sheet music, Conductors’ notes, Chaperone details, and other pre-program information will be communicated in the months between 2022 acceptances and the programs.


I plan on attending the 2022 program. When will additional payments (if any) be due?
The 2022 payment plans will be finalized when 2022 acceptances are announced in late October.


Will I receive an official acceptance notification for the 2022 program?
If you choose to roll over your acceptance to 2022, you’ll receive an official acceptance email confirming your acceptance details (part, ensemble, and Conductor name) when 2022 acceptances are announced in late October.


Will I still receive my sheet music for the planned 2021 program repertoire?
Unfortunately, the cancellation of the 2021 Series has also required return of the sheet music to the publishers.


What will the tuition be for my 2022 Honors Performance Series program?

You can find more information when you complete your Musikverein transfer preference form, sent on April 21. Please reach out to with any questions.


Why is the location switching from Vienna to Sydney for 2022?
To be a part of history! After an extensive two-year renovation, 2022 will mark the full return of this iconic World Heritage venue to the world.  We’re excited to travel down under in 2022 for the Series and hope you may join!


What will be included in the Sydney 2022 program?
The Sydney program will be 6 days and 5 nights. The same world-class conductors that were assigned to Vienna will be leading the ensembles in Sydney. Finalists will perform onstage in the newly renovated Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s most famous and iconic buildings. Other scheduled activities will include city walkabouts; visiting the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and seeing the incredible indigenous wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Chaperones and local licensed tour guides will also lead participants on a bus tour of the local beaches and historic neighborhoods.


Will there be a price difference for the 2022 Sydney program?
Yes. As such, we ask all participants to complete the Musikverein Transfer Preference Form sent on April 21.  For individuals who transfer by May 5, 2021, we’re excited to partner with you and your family to offer special rates. After May 5, all applicants will be subject to 2022 tuition rates.


Is the Sightseeing Extension still running in 2022?  What would be the activities?
We plan on offering a Sightseeing Extension in 2022.  At this time, we aren’t ready to promote the offering. For any Musikverein participant who had purchased the Sightseeing Extension for 2021 and transfers to Sydney 2022, more information will be shared this October with program acceptances. Any participant who decides not to transfer to the Sydney 2022 program will receive a refund of their Sightseeing Extension program tuition, minus the non-refundable deposit.


What would be my refund amount if I cancel?
If requesting to withdraw by May 5 and if you’ve paid more than your initial deposit, you’ll receive a refund of those funds, minus the deposit and any non-refundable fees, within approximately 12 weeks.


If I have overpaid, when will I receive my refund for excess payment?
If you suspect that you’ve overpaid your account, you may contact us at and we can verify this for you. Otherwise, excess payments will be automatically refunded within 12 weeks of the 2022 program date.

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