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A Rare Elite Performance Opportunity at the Schermerhorn in Nashville

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by Rhoda Venture
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There are very few venues that can match the world-class Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  Inspired by the great concert halls of Europe, the Schermerhorn is a magnificent, state-of-the-art masterpiece of design.  And now you can showcase your students on the Schermerhorn stage as part of a rare elite performance opportunity in Nashville.

The Elite Performance Series in Nashville

Animado Events invites middle and high school bands, choirs, and orchestras to take part in the Elite Performance Series this April on the Schermerhorn stage.


You’ll shine a spotlight on your talented ensembles as they take part in exciting festival performances with acclaimed clinicians in a professional concert hall.  It’s an extraordinary opportunity to perform in one of the world’s finest acoustical venues!

About the Schermerhorn

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center has been home to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra since 2006.  The building’s main venue, the 1,844-seat Laura Turner Concert Hall, is one of the few halls nationwide to feature natural interior light through 30 special soundproof windows. It also features a custom-built Schoenstein & Co. concert organ.

Photo credit to Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Nashville Symphony

One of the features that sets the Schermerhorn apart from other venues is the innovative convertible seating.  Rows of seats can be lowered into storage space below the floor, giving the space a unique flexibility for a variety of events.

In addition to the concert hall, the Mike Curb Family Music Education Hall is perfectly suited for educational and special events.  And just outside the walls of Schermerhorn is a magnificent garden that’s open to the public during the day and for outdoor concerts.

About the Elite Performance Series in Nashville

The Elite Performance Series is a concert performance, clinic, and prestigious performance – all in one exceptional event.

A Rare Elite Performance Opportunity at the Schermerhorn in Nashville

About Guest Clinician Dr. David A. O’Shields

David A. O’Shields retired from teaching in 2018 after a 37-year career as a high school and college band director. His tenures include the University of South Carolina, Lexington High School, Meridian Public School District, and New Hope High School.

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As a performer, Dr. O’Shields plays professionally on both clarinet and piano, including performances with the Mississippi Symphony and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, in addition to numerous free-lance engagements for churches and private events.

While You’re in the Music City

While you’re here, dig into music’s southern roots and explore Nashville.  Take a backstage tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium, check out the Country Music Hall of Fame, step onto the stage at the iconic Grand Ole Opry, or take part in a recording session where legends like Elvis Presley recorded on the RCA Studio B Tour.

Nashville Streets at Night

There are countless adventures waiting for your students in the Music City!

How to Apply

Middle and high school ensembles (including bands, choirs, and orchestras) are invited to apply for the Elite Performance Series in Nashville.  Applicants must include a recent performance or superior rating from a state contest (within one year of applying).

Kaleidoscope Adventures is a preferred student travel partner for Animado Events and has been delivering travel beyond expectations for 30+ years.

Online registration and payments, convenient crowdfunding options, and an expert team make your planning simple and efficient. They’ll handle your group details from start to finish so you can enjoy the experience!

A Rare Elite Performance Opportunity in Nashville

Embrace this rare opportunity and showcase your students at the Schermerhorn in Nashville. They’ll experience the grandeur and pride of performing on an iconic stage while working with acclaimed clinicians.

It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime professional concert hall experience!

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Photo credit to Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Nashville Symphony

Why Kaleidoscope Adventures?

As a leader in the student travel industry for 30+ years, Kaleidoscope Adventures exceeds expectations for student and performance group travel.

We’ll work with you to plan an exceptional travel experience and provide impeccable customer service from start to finish

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