Have you met our 2017 Festival at Carnegie Hall conductors yet? We are thrilled to provide students the opportunity to work with this caliber of music professionals. Applications for 2017 are available now and are due by September 23, 2016. Learn more about the application process by choosing a festival of interest.

Darth Vader

One name missing from our Festival at Carnegie Hall list? Darth Vader.

Hear us out.

Darth Vader may have been a conductor who simply stumbled into the wrong job. Sure, it may not seem like it at first glance, but upon closer examination, he would have made a great director.

  1. He clearly believes that breath is critical.
  2. He chose a distinctive outfit sets him apart, and he looks great in black.
  3. He found that a uniform-looking group of followers was ideal.
  4. To say he liked control is an understatement.
  5. While it may appear that his lightsaber (baton) had all the power, it’s really the force (of one’s personality) that mattered.

While as of yet we aren’t able to take you across the galaxy (far away or otherwise), we can take you around the globe to perform. Learn more about our WorldStrides OnStage programs.