Educational World Tours has planned, organized and operated dozens of musical performance and festival tours for students. Contact us with your destination ideas and we can help customize an itinerary with a musical focus to suit your particular interests, educational needs, and budget. Our well-travelled and highly trained team can help you decide on the best destination for your group. All our tours can include festivals, top-quality clinics, and music workshops.
The following are just some examples of types of tours and activities we can include in your educational music tour.
A popular musical tour option is a music retreat, which typically consists of mass band and choir workshops combined with smaller, focus-group clinics in a full day of musical activities. Destinations for educational music tours in Canada can include Whistler, Banff, Harrison Hot Springs, Kamloops or one of the many ranches and camps.
A student music tour to the United States that incorporates Disneyland is a popular example of a Music Retreat. While visiting the world-renowned Disneyland and California Adventure Park groups can experience the top-quality Magic Music Days clinics and performances. Musical Tours can also be included such as a tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall or visit the Grammy Museum. In addition to these educational activities, groups can go on tours to Los Angeles and Anaheim can include Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm or Six Flags. Educational sightseeing that is not musically themed can also be included such as tours to see Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive and Beverly Hills, the Hollywood sign, Hollywood Bowl, the Walk of Stars and TCL Chinese Theatre.
Another option for a musical tour is a performance trip geared to students. One of the benefits of this type of tour is that it has no time or location restraints. Educational World Tours can arrange a performance tour for your groups based on when and where you want to travel. Activities included during a performance tour are performances at local schools and clinics at your request. In addition, these tours include activities at your destination such as evening shows, amusement parks, museums etc.
As these tours can be operated wherever the groups wish to travel we have arranged such tours around the world. An example of the destinations available is central Europe where we can arrange for a traveling school music program to perform in Germany, Austria, and Hungary! In addition to these performances while traveling the groups can learn from local professionals at clinics, go to shows and sightsee. Travelling is one of the best forms of education as it allows you to interact with the world around you and broaden your horizons. While on tour students can visit famous cities such as Budapest, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, Munich and more. Highlights of the trip can include the lake region of St Gilgen, the famous Danube River, Potsdam's palaces and gardens, Dresden's famous opera house, Cologne's Cathedral, Leipzig's musical heritage, medieval Bamberg or Nuremberg and the Bavarian capital of Munich.
Many groups elect to visit a festival while traveling; this can be a component of a tour or the central activity. A festival is a wonderful experience for students as it allows them to perform in front of a large audience of their peers, receive feedback from adjudicators and engage in activities that are musically themed.
There are many options for festivals to attend and locations to explore in conjunction. One of the popular Canadian festivals is Edmonton Cantando which is a three-day music festival that is designed for concert bands, wind ensembles, choirs, jazz bands and vocal jazz. This festival is an immersive musical experience that offers many activities for visiting groups. The students will get to perform at the beautiful Winspear Center, have an adjudicated performance, participate in ensemble workshops and masterclasses as well as additional local activities. Highlights while visiting Edmonton and participating in the festival can include visiting West Edmonton Mall and its associated amusement parks, the Royal Alberta Museum, Telus World of Science and IMAX, Fort Edmonton, the Muttart Conservatory and a tour of the Legislature.