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 ... 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

Darth Vader

Should Darth Vader Have Been A Conductor?

We are thrilled to provide students the opportunity to work with some of the highest caliber music professionals. But there’s one guy we’ve not had the pleasure of working with… One name missing from our adjudicator list? Darth Vader. Hear us out. Darth Vader may have been a conduc... Read More

Individual Student Performing Opportunities

5 Tips for Keeping Your Musical Ensemble Engaged

Does this scene look familiar? If your musical ensemble started out like this at the beginning of the school year, hopefully you’ve found a way to encourage the Barneys of your group to be more in-tune. If your ensemble is still at the “Barney stage” (so to speak), rest assured, you’re not a... Read More

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