Inspire your students with musical and performing arts educational tours that combine visits to iconic sights, guided tours and performances in stunning venues, plus participation in active learning opportunities like attending workshops, classes, or special festivals.
Connect with our extensive international network of contacts, and be introduced to the amazing world of drama and musical theatre and let us plan a workshop in respected establishments such as the London’s Shakespeare’s Globe, or the bright lights of the Broadway Classroom in New York.
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With over four decades working with trusted international partners, we have built our reputation on organising high quality and diverse learning opportunities for special interest groups, managing all the travel requirements, logistics and intricacies that are involved in ensuring a successful tour.
Our aim is to make the entire process as stress free as possible, from the early planning stages, through to the administration and execution of the actual tour. We provide authenticity, and we trust in our sources for inspiration and advice, ensuring each tour is meticulously planned and organised, reducing risk and worry, as well as achieving tour objectives on any budget.
Schools across Australia have chosen us time and again to organise their international educational tours. We consistently receive exceptional feedback from teachers, parents and students.
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Classical Europe Music Tour
Hungary | Austria | Slovakia | Italy
Our classic music itineraries showcase the rich history and exceptional performance venues that inspire young musicians. Each school group has its own focus, and we work closely with teachers to ensure learning outcomes are met by providing opportunities to attend musical workshops, festivals and excursions to key points of interest in memorable destinations across Europe.
Highlights may include:
- Budapest, some of the most gorgeous performance venues: Matthias Church, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Grand Hall of the St Margaret Gymnasium and the beautiful Nádor Room. It is also home to composer Zoltan Kodaly and activities may include a visit to the Kodaly Choir School, where we can arrange workshops and performance with the Kodaly School Choir.
- A guided walk of the Old Town of Salzburg, a “Sound of Music’ tour, and visit to Mozart’s Geburtshaus.
- Take a full day in Vienna on a sightseeing tour to including Schloss Belvedere, the Musikverein, the Haus der Musik and a possible performance in The Votive Church.
- Time the tour to participate in the 3-day Bratislava International Youth Music Festival held in July with performance and concert arrangements in stunning venues across this very safe and charming city.
- Montecatini, Italy is a great base to explore the surrounding towns including Siena, Arezzo and Pisa offering amazing experiences for visiting students. Visit and perform in the nearby towns of Lucca, famous for its renaissance walls, cobblestone streets and the birthplace of Puccini, and Prato, where Melbourne’s Monash University has an international campus.
Western Front Commemorative Music Tour
UK | Belgium | France
An opportunity to give students an insight into the events of WW1 whilst performing in memorable venues that take place for commemorative events such as ANZAC Day, travelling to historic Western Front locations exploring battlegrounds, memorials and significant military sites.
Highlights may include:
- A full day sightseeing tour in London which may include Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London followed by a Thames River Cruise and an evening attendance at a West End performance or perhaps a concert in Southwark Cathedral.
- Travel to Bath for a visit to the Roman Baths and a lunchtime concert at Bath Abbey. En route perhaps a quick stop at Stonehenge.
- In Belgium, visit Flanders Fields Museum followed by a guided Battlefields Tour of Hill 60, with evening attendance and participation in The Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate.
- In France, visits may include the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux and Sir John Monash Centre; the Peronne War Museum and Musée Somme 1916 with concerts in the atmospheric towns of Amiens, Pozières and Le Hamel where audiences love to hear young Australians perform.
- Conclude the tour in the City of Light, Paris where an itinerary can include a cruise on the River Seine, Versailles or Disneyland, and performances in venues such as La Madeleine, participation in “La Flamme’ ceremony at Arc de Triomphe, and perhaps a concert at the Australian Embassy.
Choir, Music Theatre & Drama Tour
New York is an ideal backdrop for students to experience the excitement of the creative performance industry with an overwhelming choice of activities and attractions that may include taking part in workshops, attending live theatre performances, or being part of a school drama/music exchange. Options can include other cities and regions with tailor-made itineraries specifically designed to meet learning outcomes, eg., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston & New England, or Nashville & Memphis, Tennessee.
Highlights may include:
- Broadway Classroom Workshop where participants:
- Go through the auditioning process performing either a monologue or song for a Broadway professional or casting director, receiving constructive criticism in a positive environment.
- Learn the choreography, staging and music and recreate a rehearsal from a Broadway production that the group has seen whilst away.
- Introduce your students to Lincoln Center, the world’s leading performing arts centre, with field trips curated that may include a one-hour innovative theatre, dance or music performance and with activities and strategies that enhance the individual.
- Various Festival opportunities and Parades.
- Music/Drama exchange with a local school.
- Sightseeing tour options that include cycling in Central Park, a behind the scenes tour of Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, Rockefeller Center and “Top of the Rock” views of NYC skyline, a Jazz Club, cruising Manhattan island, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, or a walking tour of Ground Zero, Battery Park & Wall Street.
- Musical attractions may include Broadway Shows, Carnegie Hall, or the new arts centre The Shed at Hudson Yards which brings together established and emerging artists in fields ranging from hip hop to classical music, theatre to literature and sculpture to dance.
- San Francisco: Participate in workshops that aim to give students the tools for creative expression at Youth in Arts with performance opportunities. Combine this with visits to Alcatraz, the California Academy of Science, the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf.
- Los Angeles: Attend vocal workshops at Los Angeles College of Music, participate in a Soundtrack Session Jazz workshop at Disney California Park, visit the Griffith Observatory and relive scenes from LA LA LAND, stroll along Santa Monica Beach and the Pier, take a walk down Hollywood Boulevard following stars’ signs, check out Universal Studios and of course, Disneyland.
- Washington, DC: A city packed with history, one of the greatest collections of monuments and museums in the world plus one of the best performing arts scenes in the USA. Educational opportunities include customized workshops and tours at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; connect students and professional artists attending pre-show workshop and free performances at Studio Theatre, view the rehearsal process at the JFK Center for Performing Arts– then add exploring the Smithsonian Museums, Arlington Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial and so much more!
- Boston & New England: The birthplace of America is filled with rich history, cultural attractions and opportunities for students to be centre-stage with workshops and performance venues for school choirs, bands, orchestras, dance or drama/literature groups. Boston is home to universities Harvard and Cambridge and the world renowned Berklee College of Music, Boston Pops Orchestra and Boston Symphony, plus the Orpheum Theatre and Boston Center for the Arts. Why not combine music and literature? Fiction comes to life, visting notable writers’ homes in New England including Mark Twain’s House in Hartford, Orchard House at Concord – where Louise May Alcott wrote “Little Women”, the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, the beautiful Arrowhead, home of Henry Melville “Moby Dick”, and the spacious home of Edith Wharton, The Mount in Lenox.
- Nashville & Memphis, Tennessee: With more than 120 live music venues across Nashville, known as “Music City”, students can enjoy country, the blues and jazz! Learn the history and origins of these genres at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; visit Grand Ole Opry House and walk in the footsteps of the industry’s superstars and take a guided tour of RCA Studio B, one of the most successful recording studios. Then it is on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll – who doesn’t love Elvis and time to explore Graceland?