Festival of Gold

Festival of Gold

Celebrating musical excellence, Festival of Gold is really four fabulous experiences in one: a festival performance; in-depth, hour-long clinics with our clinicians; an encore concert featuring all festival ensembles; and honor choir, honor band, and honor orchestra distinctions. This Festival gives the world’s most accomplished school-aged choirs, bands, and orchestras the opportunity to perform in the nation’s most prestigious venues, and provides unparalleled access to internationally acclaimed adjudicators and conductors. This event was created for ensembles that have achieved a Gold rating at a recent Heritage Festival, Superior rating at a recent state contest, or qualified by audition.


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Unmatched individual performing opportunities World-renowned conductors

Our esteemed gathering of adjudicators and conductors is a virtual Who's Who in music education today. Choose from a lineup of internationally regarded professionals with a performance portfolio that spans decades.

Treated like a King Unprecedented access

When it comes to growing tomorrow's performers, it's all about the access—access to world-famous performing venues and stages—access to larger, more inspiring audiences than ever before—access to the national spotlight itself. We've got it all for you.

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  • AMAZING accommodations
  • Awesome destinations
  • Extremely educational
  • Great accommodations
  • Once in a lifetime experience


  • Food could be better

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    Comments about WorldStrides Festival of Gold, Elite performing opportunities:

    I loved this trip! The honor choir was so much fun! I enjoyed the clinics with Anton Armstrong and Dr. Redding! It was nice to hear ALL of the choirs at the encore concert rather that just one. I like that everyone got a small trophy, it felt more like a fun experience to strengthen our choir rather than a competition. Personally, I liked that idea better than a competition! The schedule worked well with our plans and we always had time to bond with our choir, but I wish I could've spent more time with the other choirs. I'm also glad that we had an opportunity to sing in the St. Ignasus church AND the Davies Symphony Hall!!

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    • Under 18
    • Reviewer Type:
    • Student Traveler

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