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 Series brings together young musicians who have pursued their musical interests into college and beyond. Selected Finalists are brought together for six days in Vienna, Austria with international peers to further their abilities, network with other talented musicians, work with renowned conductors, and ultimately take part in an advanced Musikverein performance.
Our 2021 Honors Conductor will be announced in Fall 2020. 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 young musicians who have advanced their skills beyond high school to further their abilities, network with other talented musicians, work with renowned conductors, and ultimately take part in an advanced Musikverein performance. Though much of the musicians’ time is focused on performance preparation, the week also allows students to explore opportunities in music, experience the best of the sights of Vienna, and get to know other musicians from around the world.
Highlights of the 6-day program are planned to include (tentative and subject to change):
- Perform in the elite Honors Performance at the Musikverein in Vienna.
- Work with a master conductor and build your performing resume.
- Rehearse and interact with other musicians from across the world.
- Commemorate your accomplishments and enjoy time with other selected musicians during your Finalist Celebration.
- Attend a classical music performance, interact with a panel of professional Vienna musicians, and experience the highlights of Vienna.
The 2021 Young Adult Series at the Musikverein will take place July 6-11, 2021. The Honors Performance at the Musikverein is Saturday, July 10, 2021.
The 2021 Young Adult Honors Performance Series is planned to feature an instrumental ensemble (format TBD). All parts are encouraged to apply.
Vocalists are encouraged to apply for the Young Adult Honors Choir, which will perform 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 submit a 3-5 minute mp3 or m4a audition recording. Recordings must meet the criteria outlined on the application (please visit the application page for additional information).
While transportation to and from activities during the program is included, selected Finalists are responsible for getting themselves to and from the Series hotel at the beginning and conclusion of the program. This includes transportation to and from Vienna (air, train, bus, etc.) as well as transportation from Vienna transportation hubs to/from the program hotel. 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 check-in/check-out times.
For participants who may desire additional assistance traveling to and from Vienna, the Series offers an optional chaperoned Group Flight round-trip from the United States. Details and pricing will be shared with selected Finalists upon their acceptance in late October.
No, selected Finalists are responsible for purchasing their own meals during the program. We generally suggest Finalists plan to spend $50-75 US per day on meals and souvenirs.
The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to bringing together talented young performers around the world. Need-based partial scholarships are available to full-time student applicants, based upon family need. 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 internationally 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 musicians and families who have participated in our programs.
Yes, 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.
Please make checks payable to the Honors Performance Series. For faster processing, checks should be mailed to the Honors Performance Series at P.O. Box 6276, Charlottesville, VA 22906-6275. Once received, checks sent to our New York address may take an additional 1-2 weeks to process.
Requesting donations is easy with our Gift of Performance e-cards. Those closest to you will enjoy their special e-greeting and the opportunity to be a part of your unforgettable experience! Click here to send e-cards to all of your family and friends! Many Finalists have accumulated donations covering their full program tuition through this fundraiser alone!
The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented and operated by WorldStrides.