New York International Music Festival

Carnegie Hall

April 8-12, 2017

Thank you for considering the New York International Music Festival as your music performance tour in 2017. Due to its success in previous years, we will continue to invite all performing ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs) to participate, allowing entire music departments the opportunity to share the excitement of performing in a world-class venue together.

It is our mission to present young musicians with an experience that offers the opportunity for musical growth while creating lasting memories. To enhance this experience, the performance venue chosen for the festival is the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Admission into the festival is based on audition only and is limited to six high school groups and two showcase university ensembles.

ENSEMBLES: High School, college and community bands, choirs and orchestras.

DURATION: 5 days

ACCEPTANCE: In order to ensure a quality experience, the festival is limited to a maximum of six adjudicated ensembles and two university/community showcase ensembles. Groups that are denied entry based on available festival capacity will be given first priority in the following year.

VENUES: Carnegie Hall, Outdoor venue such as the Central Park Bandshell or Castle Clinton at Battery Park

FACULTY: Dr. Lawrence Sutherland is the Festival Artistic Director.
Past faculty has included Brian Worsdale – Manhattan School of Music, Johan de Meij, Dr. James McRoy – Long Island University, John Carnahan – California State University Long Beach, Frank Tracz – Kansas State University

AWARDS: Based on the performance level as perceived by the adjudication panel, each adjudicated group will receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award. There is no limit to the number of Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards.

STATUS: all positions have been filled for 2017 – now accepting applications for 2018

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