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.
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By Saul Charlesworth, World Projects Project Manager
Europe is home to some of the finest and longest running jazz festivals in the world, and festivals run throughout the summer months.
For a week in July each year, thousands of musicians from over 15 countries meet in Schladming, a small Alpine village at the foot of the Dachstein Mountain in Austria, to perform and experience fascinating wind music from around the world. Founded in 1998 by Dr. Wolfgang Suppan, past-President of WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles), and now led by Johann Mosenbichler, MID EUROPE is considered the largest wind orchestra festival in Europe.