Carnegie Hall

June 9 – 13, 2018 || NEW YORK “SOUNDS OF SUMMER” FESTIVAL – June 8 – 12, 2019

Thank you for considering the New York “Sounds of Summer” International Music Festival as your music performance tour in 2018. This will be the fifth annual concert for the NYSSF; its success is credited to fine musical ensembles that look for the best performance experience possible, 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 Carnegie Hall. Admission into this festival is based on audition only and is limited to a maximum of four ensembles, each receiving 30 minutes of total stage time at Carnegie Hall. 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 and orchestras.

DURATION: 5 days

ACCEPTANCE: In order to ensure a quality experience, the festival is limited to a maximum of four instrumental 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, Brian Worsdale – Manhattan School of Music, Dennis Johnson – Murray State University

AWARDS: This Festival is a non-adjudicated event. Each ensemble will receive a Festival Participation Plaque.

STATUS: accepting applications for 2018 [almost full] || accepting applications for 2019 NEW YORK “SOUNDS OF SUMMER” FESTIVAL

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