The first annual Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival was hosted by VIA MUSICA (Vienna International Association for Music and Culture Exchange) in July 2007. Already during its first year, Vienna's new global festival realized its two main objectives: to provide a unique platform for the world's most talented youth choirs, bands and orchestras to perform in Vienna's magnificent Musikverein and to set new standards in the festival arena.
PRESS RELEASE – January 9, 2015
WASBE Conference to take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Benicia, California: The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) is pleased to announce that its biennial international conference will be hosted in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 16---23, 2017. World Projects, along with partners ZIMIHC and WENS Travel, will act as the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2017 conference.
Approximately 17 wind bands from across the world will be accepted to perform at the conference with the main concert venue expected to be the Great Hall at TivoliVredenburg. In addition to daily concerts, those attending the conference will be able to attend and participate in repertoire sessions, lectures, discussions and master classes which are expected to be hosted at the Utrecht Conservatorium. The use of both venues is supported by the City of Utrecht.