YOUNG ADULT | MUSIKVEREIN
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the program and application process. Do not hesitate to call or email our team with additional questions.
The Young Adult Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein was established to showcase some of the most talented performers in college today. Through an individual nomination and selection process, accomplished students are brought together in Vienna with peers to comprise the Honors Instrumental Ensemble.
Our 2022 Honors Conductors will be announced in winter 2021. The Conductors for the 2019 Young Adult Honors Performance at the Sydney Opera House were:
- Dr. Jeffery Redding - Young Adult Honors Choir
All of our conductors have received international acclaim for their work and have extensive experience in working with talented students, making them the perfect choices to lead our Honors Ensembles. Click here to learn more about all of our distinguished Honors Conductors.
The program was developed to challenge musicians to perform at their very best as they play and sing for concert-going patrons and other supporters. Though much of the musicians’ time is focused on performance preparation, the week also allows students to experience the best of the sights and the performance arts in Vienna.
Highlights of the 6-day program typically include (tentative and subject to change):
- Perform in the elite Honors Performance at the Musikverein under the direction of a renowned conductor.
- Work with a master conductor and build your performing resume.
- Rehearse and interact with other Finalists from across the world.
- Celebrate your accomplishments on a Finalist Celebration Cruise on the Danube River.
- Experiencing the highlights of Vienna, including a day trip to Salzburg, Mozart's hometown.
The 2022 Young Adult Series at the Musikverein will take place July 28 - August 2, 2022. The Honors Performances at the Musikverein are Monday, August 1.
The 2022 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein will feature a distinguished instrumental ensemble (format TBD). All parts are encouraged to apply.
Previous instrumental ensembles required the following instruments: bassoons, cellos, clarinets (including Bb, Eb, and bass), string basses, euphoniums, flutes, French horns, harps, oboes, percussion, pianos, saxophones (including alto, tenor, and baritone), trombones, tubas, violas, and violins.
Vocalists are encouraged to apply for the 2022 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
The Honors Performance Series is a proud part of the WorldStrides organization. Click here for more information about our history and relationship with WorldStrides.
Each applicant must electronically submit an audio-only MP3 or M4A audition recording. Please visit the application page for additional information.
All ground transportation, including shuttling between the designated airport and hotels once in Vienna, is included (for registered participants of the program only). Transportation to and from Vienna is the responsibility of each participant. Because this is a selective program, we encourage you to refrain from booking airline tickets or other travel arrangements until you have received both your acceptance and the specified arrival/departure times and locations.
Finalists and Family Program participants are given a window of time at a specific Vienna airport during which included transportation to and from the hotel will be provided. Participants should book their flight arrival and departure times to coincide with these periods in order to meet up with program representatives at the airport and take advantage of this included service. Participants arriving or departing outside of these windows will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to or from the assigned hotel.
Breakfast is included in the tuition price. Finalists are responsible for purchasing all other meals during the program. We generally suggest Finalists plan to spend $50-75 USD per day on meals and souvenirs.
The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to bringing together talented student performers across the world. Need-based partial scholarships are available to ensure that performers from all economic backgrounds are able to experience this unique performance honor at the Musikverein. Please call us at +1 (800) 503-0807 for more information.
For safety reasons, we do not share the name of our Honors hotel(s) except to accepted Finalists and the Responsible Parties listed on their accounts. All of our hotels are nationally recognized, and each hotel has been chosen for its cleanliness, hospitality, and safe location. Our hotels are student friendly and have been rated highly by students and families who have participated in our programs.
To ensure a positive experience for all Finalists, participants are required to sign a behavior contract before participating in the Honors Performance Series. Finalists who do not follow these guidelines can be removed from the program and will be sent home at the family's expense.
Yes, the Program & Travel Protection Plan is an optional policy designed exclusively for Finalists and Family Program participants. This policy is offered to protect the investment of Finalists and their families. Complete details about the policy will be shared to selected Finalists with their acceptance materials.
The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented and operated by WorldStrides.