New York “Sounds of Spring” Festival

Carnegie Hall

This event is one of four events that World Projects produces in New York City. Your ensemble has more opportunities than ever to explore one of the world’s greatest cities and experience a musical adventure like no other.

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 four high school groups and one showcase university ensemble. However, we encourage groups of varying abilities to apply as music education through live performance can be very beneficial to students at every stage of development.

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


ACCEPTANCE: In order to ensure a quality experience, the festival is limited to a maximum of five ensembles total. 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: Past faculty has included Dr. James Jordan – Rider University, Dr. Heather Buchannan – Montclair State University, Johan de Meij, Dr. Jay Gephart – Purdue University, Dr. James McRoy – Long Island 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.


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