WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: Holly Grefe

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, WorldStrides will be showcasing our five 2019 Teacher of the Year recipients. These teachers have gone above and beyond, inside of the classroom and out. We are thrilled to honor them for their commitment to students and share their stories! Holly Grefe is a ... Read More

Musical Journey Through France

4 Reasons Performers Should Travel to France

France has long been considered a cultural destination. At WorldStrides, we give performance groups the opportunity of a lifetime in the cities and countryside of France. Students are able to perform in spectacular cathedrals and venues, and take in the historic sights. First, stop in Normandy, wher... Read More

Palais Garnier, Opera Paris

5 Haunted Performance Venues Around the Globe

We’re in the spirit of the Halloween season at WorldStrides, and have already shared haunted performance venues in North America. Now, we’re going global! Here are five haunted performance venues from around the world that famously boast a specter or two. Huguang Guild Hall – Beijing Buil... Read More

Individual Student Performing travel opportunies for teacher-led groups

Programming Inspiration For Your Music Classroom

Welcome to a new school year! We know many music teachers and directors will have a repertoire already set, but if you are in need of programming inspiration or want a reference list for highlighting major musical events occurring throughout the 2017-2018 school year, here are some ideas: Celebrate ... Read More

Travel to International Performing Competitions with WorldStrides

Technology Resources for Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras

Incorporating technology into the music ensemble classroom has become essential. We have gathered a few of our favorite apps and websites for band, choir, and orchestra directors to put to use in their classrooms this school year. Apps There is a slew of music-based apps to help with skills and fulf... Read More

Carnegie Hall - Young Adult Honors Performance

Why I Love the Honors Performance Series

By Hayley Safley *This article originally appeared on The Odyssey.  On February 4, 2016, I embarked on an incredible music adventure with the High School Honors Performance Series. To make a total cliché, it absolutely was a bucket list, life-changing experience. Wonder why? I met incredible peop... Read More

Performing tour of Western Canada British Columbia Alberta

How To Combat Stage Fright

You’re preparing for your festival, but your students – maybe even you! – are starting to feel the effects of stage fright! Simply put, stage fright is performance anxiety. Those with performance anxiety will often focus on the worst case scenarios, worry about failure, and engage in social co... Read More

San Francisco

50 Years: Kelsey Costello – Shaped by a teacher

WorldStrides is celebrating 50 years as the leader in student travel by sharing the stories that have shaped our company’s past and will propel us into the future. Throughout the year, we will highlight stories from our history, many of the people who have made us what we are today, and some of th... Read More

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