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We have confirmed the dates of our 2018 Festival at Carnegie Hall dates!

For decades, our select choirs, bands, and orchestras have performed on Carnegie Hall’s largest stage, the Ronald O. Perelman Stage in the Isaac Stern Auditorium. This great hall has a rich heritage within New York’s storied past, and it has hosted some of the most famous musical performers in American history.

When you attend the Festival at Carnegie Hall, you will be taking advantage of an invitation-only, rare opportunity reserved for the small number of ensembles with the proven performance credentials to qualify for this experience.

Students will enjoy the whirlwind of preparation and excitement leading up to their Carnegie debut: preparation and live performance on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage; opportunities to watch other groups perform; and valuable access to our renowned adjudicators and conductors. When they aren’t rehearsing, they’ll get to explore and absorb the culture of New York, a world-class center for the arts.

2018 Instrumental Music Festival Dates

February 23-26, 2018
Performance Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018

April 5-8, 2018
Performance Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

2018 National Band and Orchestra Festival Dates and Conductors

March 28-31, 2018
Performance Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Adjudicators: Frank Battisti, Craig Kirchhoff, Charles Peltz, H. Robert Reynolds

March 29-April 1, 2018
Performance Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Adjudicators: Frank Battisti, Craig Kirchhoff, Charles Peltz, H. Robert Reynolds

2018 National Youth Choir Festival Dates*

March 2-5, 2018
Performance Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 16-19, 2018
Performance Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

April 5-8, 2018
Performance Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018

April 13-16, 2018
Performance Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

*2018 Conductors TBA

Learn more about Festival at Carnegie Hall!