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MIDDLE SCHOOL | ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

Program Overview

Building on the heritage of the Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, we are pleased to announce our 2019 middle school program at Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre in London, England!

2019 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

July 17-21, 2019

Further to our mission of offering elite and challenging opportunities for talented young performers, we are pleased to invite middle school musicians to apply to perform at one of Europe’s premier concert halls during Summer 2019.

Home of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre is a stunning venue in the center of bustling downtown London. Selected students will come together in England for several days of rehearsals under master conductors, experiencing the culture and sights, and ultimately performing in this world-class concert hall.

Musicians in US grades 6-8 (or international equivalent) during the 2018-2019 school year will be eligible to apply beginning October 2018. All instruments and voice parts will be considered.

Program Highlights

  • Perform in the elite Honors Junior Performance at Royal Festival Hall.
  • Work with master conductors and build your performing resume.
  • Rehearse and interact with other Junior Finalists from across the world.
  • Celebrate your accomplishments at your Junior Finalist Celebration.
  • Enjoy the sights and the culture of London.

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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

Day 2
Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • Morning & Afternoon: Seating and rehearsals
  • Evening: West End show

Day 3
Friday, July 19, 2019

  • Morning & Afternoon: Rehearsals
  • Evening: Finalist Celebration

Day 4
Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • Morning: Final Rehearsal
  • Afternoon: Limited sightseeing
  • Evening: Sound Check and Royal Festival Hall Performance

Day 5
Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • Morning: Farewell and return to the airport
  • Evening: Depart for home

Scholarship Opportunities

The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to bringing together talented student performers from across the world. Need-based partial scholarships are available to ensure that performers of all economic backgrounds may apply for 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, including our Gift of Performance E-Card, which many Junior Finalists have used to raise their full program cost! Click here for more details.

Program Components and Cost

What Does the Cost Cover?

  • All rehearsals, including equipment and sheet music
  • All production and services for the Royal Festival Hall performance
  • All shown activities – including a West End 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 responsibility of participants)
  • Exposure to and learning from world-class conductors for the program duration
  • Experienced student chaperones, city touring guides, and program staff to provide a safe and engaging environment
  • Four nights’ lodging in highly rated student-friendly hotels (quad occupancy) with staff onsite to ensure a good stay
  • Hotel night security on each occupied floor to ensure a restful night for performers
  • A 24-hour staffed emergency office to handle any unexpected circumstances
  • 24-hour access to one of our George Washington Hospital doctors on call for medical support during the program
  • Extensive traveler insurance while on the program

Please Note: Transportation to/from London and meals are the responsibilities of the participant and are not included in the program cost.

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2019 Vocal Junior Finalists
$2,349

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2019 Instrumental Junior Finalists
$2,399

Payment Plan for Selected Finalists

If selected, performers have the option to satisfy the full program expense at once or may follow an optional payment plan:

  • Deposit due with application; $200 US if completed application is submitted on or before November 28, 2018; increases to $295 US after November 28 (all but a $10 US application review fee is returned to the applicant if not selected)
  • March 29, 2019: $500 US due
  • April 26, 2019: $500 US due
  • May 31, 2019: $500 US due
  • June 28, 2019: Final Payment Deadline: Any remaining balance due
I was overwhelmed by a shock of breathless delight at the originality and beauty of the interior. It felt as if I had been instantly transported far into the future and that I was on another planet.

 Bernard Levin

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

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