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Program Overview

The Young Adult Series assembles some of the most talented college-aged and young adult instrumentalists to experience the thrill of working with master conductors and performing at the famed Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

2021 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein (Instrumental Only)

The 2021 Musikverein programs have been cancelled. Current applicants should refer to the April 21 email.

We are pleased to welcome high school graduates aged 18-25 to apply for the Young Adult Honors Performance Series in July 2021. The Young Adult Series challenges next-level musicians to further their skills, network with other talented musicians, work with renowned conductors, and ultimately take part in an advanced Musikverein performance. When not rehearsing and performing, selected instrumentalists will be able to explore opportunities in music, experience the best of Vienna arts, and get to know other musicians from around the world.

Program Highlights

  • Perform in the elite Honors Performance at the Großer Saal (Great Hall) at the Musikverein.
  • Work with a master conductor and build your performing resume.
  • Rehearse and interact with other like-minded musicians.
  • Commemorate your accomplishments and enjoy time with other selected vocalists during your Finalist Celebration.
  • Attend a classical Viennese performance, interact with professional musicians, and enjoy a day trip to Mozart's hometown, Salzburg.

Sample Itinerary
(Selected Finalists, see your acceptance materials for a more detailed itinerary)


Day 1
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

  • Morning: Make your way to the Series hotel
  • Afternoon: Enjoy a city overview by motorcoach
  • Evening: Hotel check-in, welcome meeting

Day 4
Friday, July 9, 2021

  • Morning & Afternoon: Full-day rehearsals
  • Evening: Finalist Celebration

Day 2
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

  • All Day: Full-day sightseeing tour

Day 5
Saturday, July 10, 2021

  • Morning: Workshop with professional Vienna musicians
  • Afternoon: Final rehearsal
  • Evening: Honors Performance at the Musikverein

Day 3
Thursday, July 8, 2021

  • Morning & Afternoon: Seating and rehearsals
  • Evening: Attend a classical Viennese performance

Day 6
Sunday, July 11, 2021

  • Morning: Program and hotel check-out
  • Afternoon: Depart for home

Scholarship Opportunities

The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to bringing together talented young performers from across the world. Need-based partial scholarships are available to full-time students to ensure that performers of all economic backgrounds may apply for this unique performance honor at the Musikverein. 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 Finalists have used to raise their full program cost! Click here for more details.

What's Included?

The 2021 program tuition includes the following:

  • All rehearsals, including equipment and sheet music
  • All production and services for the Musikverein performance
  • All shown activities, including sightseeing, celebration, and other activities
  • All ground transportation during the program, (transportation to and from the Series hotel are the responsibility of the participants; additional information about the option to participate in a group flight will be distributed to Finalists after acceptance)
  • Exposure to and learning from world-class conductors for the program duration
  • City touring guides and program support staff
  • Five nights’ lodging in a centrally located hotel with staff onsite
  • Staff available 24 hours to handle any unexpected circumstances
  • Around-the-clock access to one of our George Washington Hospital doctors on call for US-based medical support during the program
  • Extensive traveler insurance while on the program

Please Note: Transportation to/from the program and meals are the responsibilities of the participant and are not included in the program cost. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are in the process of evaluating certain program elements for 2021 to ensure that they meet the most current public health standards and guidance. The health and safety of our participants is always our top priority. If anything changes from what is listed on the website, we will inform enrolled students via email as soon as possible. Click here to learn more about our health and safety efforts.

Tuition and Payment Plan for Selected Finalists

MV Grosser Saal

2021 Program Tuition: $2,399 US

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

  • $200 US deposit due with application (increases to $295 US after July 15, 2020; all but a $15 US application review fee is returned to the applicant if not selected)
  • March 19, 2021: $550 US due
  • April 16, 2021: $550 US due
  • May 14, 2021: $550 US due
  • June 4, 2021: Any remaining balance due


I enjoyed the opportunity to create beautiful music with such talented individuals. I was completely blown away by the sheer amount of talent that was present.


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