YOUNG ADULT | CARNEGIE HALL
College-aged and young adult singers are invited to apply for selection into the Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Applications are adjudicated by the expert music professionals from the Honors Selection Board.
Selection of Finalists
Selected Finalists receive the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with and learn from a renowned conductor as they prepare for and perform at a truly world-class venue – Carnegie Hall. In a special performance, students perform for New York concert-going patrons, educators, and family.
In most cases, qualified musicians are invited to apply after having been nominated by a music teacher familiar with their accomplishments. Given that not all music professionals are aware of the opportunity to nominate, musicians are also given the opportunity to self-nominate and apply. Applicants who wish to self-nominate must, therefore, additionally include a recommendation from a music professional as part of their application submission.
The 2021 Young Adult Honors Performance Series will feature rising young singers between 18 and 25 years old. Eligible applicants will have graduated high school or, in the case of international applicants, will have completed their school leaving examinations between 2014 and 2020. Applicants must submit a completed application, which includes:
- A nomination or recommendation from a music professional (see above),
- An application form and deposit,
- A performer biography,
- A 3- to 5-minute audition recording.
Instruments and Voice Parts
The 2021 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall will feature a distinguished mixed choir. Past Honors Choirs have featured sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. All parts are encouraged to apply.
Instrumentalists are encouraged to apply for the Young Adult Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
Evaluation Process and Selection of Finalists
The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented and operated by WorldStrides.