Cornucopia of Sound has “Plenty” for Choirs

The word “cornucopia” conjures up images of Thanksgiving- fruits, baskets of goodies and other holiday treats. It means “horn of plenty,” and this November, it will mean plenty of stunning voices raised in beautiful harmony.  The Cornucopia of Sound will take place just before Thanksgiving in Orlando, Florida.

What is Cornucopia of Sound?

Universal Studios™ in Orlando will host choirs (full or partial ensembles) at an event designed to showcase students’ and directors’ skills. Groups will participate in a mass choir in which the participating directors can conduct part of the performance with the guidance of guest clinicians. Each group will also be able to perform alone on a Universal stage as well as participate in a workshop with one of the guest clinicians. Students from different schools will then perform together in a concert setting before an international audience.

In addition to this spectacular display, groups will have a chance to enjoy the thrills and excitement of Universal Studios™ and Islands of Adventure™.

What’s Included

• Three-day, two park ticket
• Breakfast at the Hard Rock Café
• Mass choir performance
• Two (2) guest clinicians to work with the mass choir
• Private 45-minute workshop with one of the guest clinicians for your ensemble
• Event and pre-event rehearsal coordination
• Universal STARS program performance by your ensemble (optional)
• Limited opportunity for your director to conduct a portion of the concert based upon availability

How to Apply

Cornucopia of Sound is the perfect way to reward your talented students with a showcase opportunity like no other. There will be “plenty” of rewarding performances and “plenty” of fun! Choirs and singers are accepted by application, so be sure to register at Animado Events or call 844-335-7994 to find out more about this exclusive event.

There are Many Advantages to Traveling Off Season

For many (many) years, my husband traveled with students. Our kids learned at an early age that Dad would essentially be gone from March through June each year. Spring is considered high season in the student travel industry. If youve ever been to Washington D.C. in May, you know exactly what I mean! Popular student destinations are teeming with pubescent travelers, and lines and wait times are long. Maybe its time to consider the many advantages to traveling off season.


Speaking in student travel terms, off season is typically considered to be the fall term of the school year. Most teachers arent yet thinking about a trip. Theyre probably focused on fundraising and figuring out where to go!


There are lots of excellent advantages to traveling off season, not the least of which is price. You can score some great deals on accommodations, transportation, attractions and dining simply by traveling with your group off peak times.

Smaller crowds, shorter lines, better seats and less stress- what more needs to be said?

Prime Picks
Traveling off season most likely means better hotels and motor coaches. If youre not competing with countless other school groups, you can choose what works best for you.

Unique Experiences
There are amazing opportunities that exist ONLY when you travel off season, particularly closer to the holidays. If youre heading to NYC, check out the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. Washington D.C. hosts nightly events with the National Christmas Tree as the backdrop. Disneys Candlelight Processional and Massed Choir Program is a spectacular performance opportunity only available in November and December.



Kaleidoscope Adventures: Educating Students Through Travel


Traveling off season can be an excellent alternative to the usual spring departure. It just takes a bit more foresight and pre-planning to pull it all together. Enter Kaleidoscope Adventures, a leader in the student travel industry. More than 25 years of experience and a former teacher at the helm means KA is equipped to handle your every need with ease. Trust the experts at Kaleidoscope Adventures to make your off season trip one your students will remember for years to come! Contact KA at (800) 774-7337 or email