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The world’s most renowned stages demand the world’s best performers.

The Honors Performance Series assembles international groups of rising young musicians to perform under the baton of master conductors, in some of the most prestigious concert venues worldwide.

2024/2025 Performances

Carnegie Hall

New York, New York

November 7-11, 2024 

February 6-10, 2025

High School Performance

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Australia
July 2025


High School Performance

Ambassador Auditorium
Hollywood, California
 June 2025


Middle School Performance

Performing with an Honors Performance Series ensemble is an achievement that can distinguish Finalists when applying to colleges or music fellowships. Finalists are eligible to earn college credit through George Mason University by participating in the Series.

Instrumental and choir musicians must submit a complete application packet in order to be eligible for the Honors Performance Series, including: 

  • An audition recording 
  • A brief performer biography 
  • Contact information of one educator reference 

Applications are reviewed by an expert board of music professionals for final selection. Selected musicians are assigned to ensembles based on instrument/vocal part requirements.   

For Musicians

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of watching your musician perform in some of the world’s most famous theaters, concert halls, and auditoriums. In addition to attending the final performance, family members and friends of selected Finalists are welcome to join the adventure by opting into our Family Program. 

 By attending the Family Program, you’ll attend select program events that are otherwise closed to non-performers, enjoy sightseeing excursions and special activities while your musician is in closed-door rehearsals, and reserve a Priority ticket to the Honors Performance show. 

For Parents

We rely on the nominations and references of music educators to maintain the quality of the Honors Performance Series. School teachers, university professors, and private instructors are all eligible to nominate musicians for the Honors Performance Series.

For Educators

Previous Honors Performance Series Conductors

The experience of performing in Carnegie Hall was amazing. It solidified my love for music and desire to continue being a musician. I will forever remember and cherish this opportunity. 

Brenn
Finalist

[Avah] was very committed and enjoyed all the cultural and social experiences. At the age of 13, she can appreciate traveling from Canada to the United States and expanding her horizons. This also provided independence, knowing she can do things for herself and on her own.

Lauren
Parent

The Honors Performance Series is dedicated to bringing together talented student performers from around the world. Partial scholarships are available so that musicians of all economic backgrounds may participate in this unique opportunity. 

Scholarships

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As a guideline, international applicants will complete/will have completed their school leaving examinations in 2025-2031 and will be approximately 11 to 19 years old when accepted into the Series.

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