• "Just a note to tell you what a fabulous time I had at the festival two weeks ago!  The World Projects team did a fantastic job organizing and producing the event.  I have become a WP fan!”


    Dr. Elena Sharkova
    Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
    San Jose, CA
  • "Having worked with World Projects for over 20 years, and knowing the new staff as well as I do, I can, without reservation, encourage any director to travel with World Projects.  They will be well taken care of.”


    Dr. Lawrence Sutherland
    California State University
    Fresno Symphony Orchestra
  • "It is both this attention to detail and the consideration for individual needs that sets World Projects apart. No problem was too big or small for their attention."



    Kathy Davis
    Executive Director
    Four Seasons Youth Orchestra
  • "World Projects makes the goal attainable and, with care and infinite attention to detail, manages all the logistics, making the journey one of leaning and joyous music making without the headaches usually associated with complex international tours.  Siam Sinfonietta intends to work with this highly experienced organization for many years to come."

    Somtow Sucharitkul
    Artistic Director of Opera Siam International

At the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
April 22-26, 2016

Thank you for considering the Washington DC International Music Festival as your music performance tour in 2016. We have combined our instrumental and choral festivals in Washington DC for 2016, allowing schools the opportunity to present their entire music departments in one phenomenal event.

Being the nation’s capital, sightseeing is plentiful with sites including the White House, Capitol Hill, the many monuments including the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, boat cruises on the Potomac River, and Smithsonian Museums.

ENSEMBLES: High School and College Instrumental Groups & Choral Groups
DURATION: 5 days
ACCEPTANCE: 3 high school & one university group by audition only


Dennis Johnson, Artistic Director
(Additional Faculty - TBA)

Morning: Groups arriving at one of the area’s airports will be met by a World Projects staff member who will assist with loading the coaches. Transfer to a Washington DC area hotel (TBC). Groups arriving before the hotel’s check-in time may choose to take a tour of the city this morning (cost on own). Groups arriving by coach will be met at the hotel by a World Projects staff member, who will assist with check-in.
Afternoon: Group arrivals. After checking in, the Director will be given a brief Festival Orientation. Groups will have free time to explore the nation’s capital.
Evening: Dinner on own, or it may be arranged through World Projects. The rest of the evening is free!
DAY TWO: April 23, 2016 – WASHINGTON DC – Outdoor Performance
Morning: Breakfast on your own in the vicinity of the hotel. This morning, groups will be transported to the outdoor performance venue (possibly the Lincoln, Jefferson or WWII Memorial) – weather permitting.
Afternoon: Enjoy your outdoor performance! Return to the hotel. You will have some free time for lunch on own and to explore the Washington DC area for the remainder of the afternoon and evening. Perhaps
your group would enjoy a tour of the beautiful memorials surrounding the Washington Mall or visit one of the nineteen Smithsonian museums. You may also wish to arrange for a tour of the Capitol, National Archives, or Library of Congress.
Evening: Dinner on your own and the rest of the evening is free.
DAY THREE: April 24, 2016 – WASHINGTON DC (D) – Workshop
Morning: Breakfast on your own in the vicinity of the hotel. Enjoy a group workshop with a Festival clinician this morning or afternoon.
Afternoon: Lunch on your own, and the rest of the day is free. Perhaps your group would enjoy a tour to the stately Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, and Old Town Alexandria can also be arranged by World Projects.
Evening: Meet in the lobby of the hotel and load coaches. You will transfer to the pier for a dinner cruise on the Potomac River! Enjoy meeting fellow festival participants while viewing the stunning Capital City from a completely different vantage point!

Following the cruise, board coaches and return to the hotel.

DAY FOUR: April 25, 2016 – WASHINGTON DC – Kennedy Center Performance
Morning: Breakfast on your own in the vicinity of the hotel. The morning is free for sightseeing.
Afternoon: Lunch on own. Mid-afternoon, return to the hotel and change into performance attire. Load instruments onto coaches and transfer to the Kennedy Center for your group sound check. Following your sound check, store instruments in your warm up room.
Evening: Dinner on own in the area. Return to the Kennedy Center for the evening adjudicated and showcase concert. Following the concert is the Awards Ceremony.

Pack up your instruments and return to the hotel.

Morning: Breakfast on your own. Groups will be departing today. If your schedule allows, try to fit in some last minute sightseeing or shopping.

Thank you for participating in the Washington DC International Music Festival!

Package Inclusions

  • One gratis ground package for your staff for every 20 paid participants (based on double occupancy)
  • Four nights’ accommodation at a Washington DC area hotel (likely in Northern Virginia)
  • Hotel & Room occupancy taxes
  • Airport transfers for group and baggage in Washington DC area
  • Coach transfers to Festival Outdoor Concert Series, Dinner Cruise, and the Kennedy Center
  • One (1) 60 minute ensemble workshop with festival clinician
  • Sound check on stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Festival performance and recorded critiques at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • One (1) Festival performance CD for director
  • Outdoor "Pops-style" performance (venue TBC)
  • Festival dinner / dance cruise
  • Official Festival t-shirt
  • Official Festival souvenir program - Playbill
  • Festival registration fees
  • Access to all Festival concerts and events
  • Large Festival Artwork Poster for each group
  • Group Award plaque
  • Official Festival photographer at Kennedy Center (prints not included)
  • Artist pass lanyard
  • Large instruments & equipment as noted:
      Conductor’s Podium, Piano/Keyboard, Two (2) String Basses, Timpani (set of 4), Concert Bass Drum, Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes (Tubular Bells), Orchestra Bells (Glockenspiel), Gong
  • Director’s Packet

Package Exclusions

  • Airfare (available through World Projects — see Air Travel Arrangements)
  • Meals (other than Dinner Cruise)
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, room service, internet connection fees, etc.)
  • Any hotel fees associtated with baggage storage
  • Addtional instrumental rentals (World Projects can arrange rentals at additional costs)
  • Additional sightseeing excursions (World Projects can arrange a variety of Washington DC sightseeing activities which are presented as Optional Sightseeing Activities in the Director's Packet)
  • Group transfers to non-festival events

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