YOUNG ADULT | MUSIKVEREIN
Young adult instrumentalists are invited to apply for selection into the Young Adult Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein in Vienna. 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 – the Musikverein. In a special performance, students perform for Vienna concert-going patrons, educators, and family.
In most cases, qualified students are invited to apply after having been nominated by a music professional familiar with their accomplishments. Given that not all directors are aware of the opportunity to nominate, performers who have not received a teacher nomination may still apply and are required to submit the contact information for a teacher reference as part of the application process.
The 2022 Young Adult Honors Performance Series will feature rising young instrumentalists between 18 and 25 years old. Eligible applicants will have graduated or, in the case of international applicants, will have completed their school-leaving examinations between 2015 and 2021. Applicants must submit a completed application, which includes:
- Application form and deposit
- Contact information for a teacher reference
- A performing biography
- A three- to five-minute audition recording
Please review the Application tab for additional details about these requirements.
Instruments and Voice Parts
The 2022 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein in Vienna 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.
Accepted Finalists are assigned to an ensemble based upon the recommendation of our Selection Board to satisfy balance requirements for each ensemble, as well as to maintain an equally high level of musicality for all ensembles. The Series cannot guarantee that, if accepted, applicants will be placed into a specific ensemble.
Vocalists are encouraged to apply for the 2022 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.
Evaluation Process and Selection of Finalists
The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented and operated by WorldStrides.