Festivals of Music

Festivals of Music

By Angie Roberts Harris

Music is an essential part of education and finding the right competition arenas for your high school band, orchestra, or choir can be challenging. Festivals of Music are held in wonderful destinations across the country and provide exciting and professional festival experiences with some of the nations top judges.

Who is eligible to attend?

Music students from grades 6-12 can compete at Festivals of Music.Schools from across the United States and Canada participate.

 

Photo credit: Festivals of Music, Inc

Venues

Festivals of Music reserve high quality venues with wonderful acoustics in appealing and famous locations such as New York, Washington DC, Nashville, etc. There is also a venue in Canada for an international experience!

Adjudicators

Adjudicators are carefully chosen and always have helpful feedback with ideas and suggestions to raise the performance level of your group.Working with an unfamiliar conductor can help students overcome challenges and reinforce musical concepts from a different perspective. These well-known adjudicators are accomplished in their specific musical disciplines such as winds, strings, or chorale.

The Performance

Competitors perform before a panel of three judges who are master teachers and their commentary and comments will be provided to group directors. Following the performance, your students will enjoy working with the judges during a clinic held on stage. Afterwards, your group may leave and visit a fun theme park and/or local area attractions.

Categories

There are many opportunities for any type of ensemble from any type of music program.

Grand Finale Awards Presentation

The day after the performances, everyone returns for an awards ceremony to be recognized and presented with an award. Impressive trophies and plaques provide awesome incentives to strive for excellence.In addition to basic categories, there are over a dozen special categories that can be awarded. At select festival locations, the awards ceremony takes place at a famous attraction such as the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Six Flags theme park, or the Museum of Science and Industry.

 

The awards at the Festivals of Music are beautiful. Photo credit: Festivals of Music, Inc

What is included?

Festival performance fees include: on stage clinic, digital recording of adjudicator comments, souvenir pin for performing students and ensemble director, trophy for each group, and commemorative directors gift for ensemble conductors. The festival fee also includes admission to the attraction wherethe awards ceremony is being held.

The professionals at Kaleidoscope Adventures have over 24 years of experience in scheduling music student groups and travel and have extensive musical educational backgrounds.

Call (800) 774-7337 for custom itinerary options!