Honors Performance Series Brings Top Middle School Musicians to Carnegie Hall | WorldStrides

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NEW YORK CITY—The Honors Performance Series will be hosting its annual 2017 Honors Junior Performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Sunday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. Talented middle school musicians from around the world will gather in New York from June 22-26 to learn from master conductors, network with their peers, and experience the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.

The 2017 Middle School Honors Performance Series will feature more than 400 students from 43 states, two Canadian provinces, Asia, and Australia. The performance will feature the Honors Junior Choir, Honors Junior Band, and Honors Junior Orchestra.

To be considered for this exclusive learning and performance opportunity, qualified middle school musicians are invited to apply after being nominated by music teachers familiar with their accomplishments. Applicants are first accepted into the program and are then assigned to the appropriate ensemble based upon instrumentation and balance requirements. Selected musicians rehearse and perform under master conductors, which will include Greg Gilpin, Dr. Kenneth Ozzello and Kirt Mosier. All conductors have received international acclaim for their work and have an extensive experience in working with student musicians.

“We believe that hard work pays off. These students have honed their craft and now get the opportunity to perform on an international stage,” said Nancy Richardson, Program Director for the Middle School Honors Performance Series. “Their hard work captures the essence of the Honors Performance Series, and we are thrilled to feature these talented young musicians for a life-changing concert in one of the world’s most famous performance venues.”

The Honors Performance Series is presented by WorldStrides OnStage. Now in its 8th year, the program was established to showcase some of the most talented student performers today. The Honors Performance Series also holds performances at Carnegie Hall for high school students and young adults annually in February, and will hold its first international performance series at the Sydney Opera House in Australia in early July.

In addition to its work with the Honors Performance Series, WorldStrides Onstage (the performing arts division of WorldStrides) supports performing arts travel including festivals, bowl games and parade performances, and custom performing tours all around the world.


About The Honors Performance Series

The Honors Performance Series was established to showcase the finest young musicians, selected from an international pool of applicants, through the exclusive opportunity to perform on the world-famous Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. Following in the footsteps of its renowned Carnegie Hall program, the Series will present its first Honors Performance onstage at Sydney Opera House in July 2017. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization. Learn more by visiting www.honorsperformance.org and www.worldstrides.com.


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