Los Angeles “Sounds of Summer” Festival

Walt Disney Concert Hall

June 7 – 11, 2024 | June 2025 (Dates TBC)

Thank you for considering the Los Angeles “Sounds of Summer” Festival as your music performance tour. We know that you are looking for the best performance experience possible for your ensemble, and we strive to provide just that.

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 Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Admission into the festival is based on audition only and is limited to four adjudicated groups and one showcase university ensemble in an evening concert.

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 four adjudicated ensembles and one university/community showcase ensemble. Groups that are denied entry based on available festival capacity will be given first priority in the following year.

VENUES: Walt Disney Concert Hall and Disneyland

FACULTY: Dr. Lawrence Sutherland is the Festival Artistic Director.
Faculty of past World Projects events has included Dr. Lawrence Sutherland, Professor Emeritus from California State University, Fresno; Felix Hauswirth, Youth Wind Ensemble of Baden Wurtemburg, Switzerland; Dr. Dennis Johnson, Professor Emeritus from Murray State University; Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Professor Emeritus from University of Southern California; Dr. Cristian Grases, Assistant Professor of Choral Music, University of Southern California; Dr. Geoffrey Boers, Director of Choirs, University of Washington; and Dr. Frank Ticheli, Professor Emeritus of Composition, University of Southern California.

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: Accepting applications for 2024 | Accepting applications for 2025

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