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Student and Performing Groups

Enhance your Virginia trip by including the Virginia Arts Festival. We have student opportunities galore--

Pre- and Post-Performance Discussions with Artists

These lively discussions are offered one hour before or one hour following the classical series concerts. Led by Virginia Arts Festival staff, these events offer a wonderful opportunity to learn about the music and composers you will be hearing in the evening's concert. It is also a chance to meet with renowned artists and get special access and insights to the performance. Event locations vary throughout spring.


Give your students a once in a lifetime opportunity to have one-on-one instructions with virtuoso artists. In conjunction with Performing Arts Consultants these masterclasses are presented by University and Professional musicians at local community venues so whether your group is an orchestra, a drill team, or chorus -- we will "partner" your group with world class performers and musical educators, giving your students access to these master artists' gifts, knowledge, and experience.

PERFORM! Opportunities for your student ensembles to perform as part of the Festival

Sign up for on-stage or in-lobby performance opportunities for student ensembles prior to selecting a Virginia Arts Festival event. Your students will perform for a public audience. Chairs and music stands, or choral risers, will be provided; all you have to do is choose the date that fits within your school calendar, offered complimentary with the purchase of event tickets.

The Virginia Arts Festival is pleased to partner with travel organizations in providing enriching arts education and performance opportunities for student travelers coming to Virginia each spring.

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In one whirlwind weekend, each April, your students can do it all -- perform in a spectacular parade through one of Virginia's most beautiful cities, join in a performance adjudication with other student ensembles from across the U.S., and then cap the weekend with a gala awards ceremony honoring your work! And through the weekend, you'll find opportunities to treat yourself and your students to great performance in the Virginia Arts Festival, including the Virginia International Tattoo performance.

Download the Virginia International Music Festival brochure here

Pre- and Post-Performance Discussions with Artists

Virginia Arts Festival is a featured "Sites and Snapshots" destination.

Since 1967, WorldStories has provided a variety of educational travel programs to six million elementary, middle, and high schools students, as well as university and graduate students. 270,000 students each year travel with WorldStrides to destinations throughout the United States and the world. We have worked with educators from all 50 states and several foreign countries, taking students to more than 85 countries on six continents.


Superb discounts available for student groups -- SAVE 25-50% off most performances:
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