Day 1 :
Welcome to Chicago!
- Arrive in Chicago:
Arrive in Chicago and check-in to hotel.
In the evening, Festival Ensembles will break out
into separate rehearsals.
Day 2 :
Clinics and Rehearsals
- Morning rehearsals:
Festival Ensembles will have morning rehearsals at your host hotel.
- Individual Ensemble Clinics:
Throughout the day, adjudicators will hold 60-75 minute clinics for each group. Clinics will run on a set schedule (provided to you prior to the event).
- Sightseeing During Off-Time:
Spend your evening free in Chicago. Our expert Destination Specialist can book a group dinner, a show, and more for you and your ensemble at your request.
Day 3 :
Festival Performances and Encore Concert at Orchestra Hall
- Festival Performances:
Each group will take the stage for their festival performances in Orchestra Hall. A schedule of these performances will be provided to you prior to travel.
A short Honor Ensemble rehearsal will take place prior to the Encore Concert.
- Encore Concert:
In the evening, our groups host the Encore
Concert at Orchestra Hall. This culminating concert gives all ensembles center-stage for the performance of a lifetime.
Day 4 :
- Depart for Home:
Depart for home, or choose to stay in Chicago for as long as you like. Our Destination Specialist can book sightseeing tours, meals, and extra arrangements as needed.