Worldstrides Heritage Performance is renowned for their high quality festivals, which are held each year in major American cities (as well as some destinations in Europe). New York City is their most popular destination, and schools from all over the country will be coming to participate. Mohawk students will be competing with schools that have fewer than 500 students.
On the day of the festival, each of our groups will have warm-up and performance time. Performances will be assessed by professional adjudicators (faculty members of Universities and Conservatories of Music). Directly after the performance, groups will receive coaching from adjudicators on stage. Performances will also be recorded, and we will receive copies of the recording with adjudicators' comments.
Here are the itinerary highlights:
Thursday, April 24 depart from Mohawk and travel via coach bus to New York City. Attend an afternoon performance of the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theater, then dinner, followed by check in at the hotel.
|The Riverside Church|
Saturday, April 26 will be a day of sight-seeing and activities. In the morning we will attend a workshop on Broadway with professional actors and musicians. Following the workshop, there will be time for sight-seeing in Manhattan. In the evening we attend an Awards Ceremony at Riverside Church, followed by a Circle Line cruise around Manhattan with dinner and a semi-formal dance.
|Circle Line Cruise|
Sunday, April 27 check out of the hotel in the morning and return to Mohawk by late afternoon.