2023 Elite Performance Series
Fine-tune your ensembles as they take part in exclusive performance experiences on the world’s most prestigious stages! The 2023 Elite Performance Series invites middle and high school bands, choirs, and orchestras to showcase their talents in New York City, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland this coming spring.
Elite Performance Series
The Elite Performance Series is a concert performance, clinic, and prestigious performance in one exceptional event.
- Extensive one-on-one time with outstanding, internationally known clinicians
- Formal festival performance and adjudication
- Concert at a prestigious venue
- Digital audio recording of performance and encore concert
- Commemorative program
- Adjudicator comments
- Award plaques
- Artist pass
Carnegie Hall in New York City
March 14, 2023
A national landmark in NYC, Carnegie Hall has been home to both classical and popular music performances since 1891. Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie envisioned it as one of the most prestigious venues in the world, and it remains so today.
While you’re here, explore all that NYC has to offer. Take in a Broadway show, check out the Universal Hip Hop Museum, or plan a visit to Louis Armstrong’s home in Queens. Your Animado Events team will help you plan the perfect NYC itinerary!
The Schermerhorn in Nashville
March 27, 2023
The stunning Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville is home to Nashville’s Symphony Orchestra and the venue in which your students will give the performance of a lifetime.
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the concert hall boasts distinctive neo-Classical architecture and is considered one of the finest acoustical venues in the world.
Severance Hall in Cleveland
April 2, 2023
Regarded by many music lovers as one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall opened in 1931 as the home of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Your students will embrace the experience of performing on this magnificent stage and learning from expert clinicians in residence.
Everyone knows that Cleveland rocks and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame proves it! Travel under the sea at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium or dive into a project at The Great Lakes Science Center. Cleveland offers an abundance of activities for your group.
Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh
April 8, 2023
Heinz Hall has an international reputation for grandeur and excellence as the home of Pittsburgh’s Symphony Orchestra. This gorgeous venue is known for its iconic gold leaf, crystal chandeliers, and Carrara marble, as well as excellent acoustics and sightlines to the stage.
While you’re in the Steel City, take time to explore its nooks and crannies. Take a river cruise, visit the one and only Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, taste the local flavor in the trendy Strip District, or get a bird’s eye view of the city on the 144-year-old Duquesne Incline!
How to Apply for the 2023 Elite Performance Series
Click the application link above for the venue in which you are interested.
Applicants for the Elite Performance Series must include a recent performance or superior rating from a state contest (within one year of applying).
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