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Program Overview

In the footsteps of the renowned High School Honors Performance Series, the Middle School Series showcases the most talented international middle school performers.

2022 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

June 15-19, 2022

We're pleased to welcome 6th-8th grade musicians' applications for the Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Selected Junior 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.


Please note: the application deadline for the 2022 Middle School Honors Performance Series has passed. Rolling Admissions opportunities may be available for select parts; please visit our Rolling Admissions page or email for additional details.

Program Highlights

  • Perform in the elite Honors Junior Performance at Carnegie Hall.
  • Work with master conductors and build your performing resume.
  • Rehearse and interact with other Junior Finalists from across the globe.
  • Celebrate your accomplishments at your Junior Finalist Celebration.
  • Attend a Broadway show, visit New York’s most famous landmarks, and experience the Big Apple!

Sample Itinerary

Honors Junior Band 2014

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
  • EveningJunior Finalist Celebration

Day 4

  • Morning: Manhattan touring with a local guide
  • Afternoon: Final rehearsal
  • Evening: Sound check and Carnegie Hall performance

Day 5

  • Morning: Farewell and return to airport
  • Afternoon: Depart for home

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.—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
  • Four nights’ lodging in highly rated student-friendly hotels (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
  • 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 New York 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're continuously evaluating certain program elements for 2022 to ensure that they meet the most current public health standards and guidance. Carnegie Hall and most indoor venues in New York City (including Broadway theatres and restaurants) require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, at this time. All applicants should be aware 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'll inform all 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 Junior Finalists


2022 Program Tuition: $2,299 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.

It was nice to see so many people as passionate about music as I am. This performance made me see what my life could really be like if I keep working and following my dreams.

Junior Finalist

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