Musicians Abroad Presented by MTCChris Frick
Music Travel Consultants is excited to provide the travel and planning services for Musicians Abroad. The inaugural European tour will be for the state of Indiana in June of 2023.
Imagine meeting new friends from throughout your state, all with incredible talents and, like you, a love of music. Imagine spending three days working diligently to hone your abilities while learning to perform with your peers. Imagine a 14-day adventure to eight countries, performing in state-of-the-art venues. Imagine the life-long friendships developed while experiencing European cuisine, different cultures and incredible sights. Stop imagining. Start planning today to join Musicians Abroad as we travel through Europe.
For years, you’ve worked at perfecting your skills. Either on an instrument or using your voice, you have the confidence to take the stage and let your talent show. Because of your desire for greatness and your ability to never give in, you are a perfect candidate to be a Musicians Abroad performer.
“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.”
Becoming a member of a Musicians Abroad tour is about working to become the best musician you can. Your job starts early, learning the parts and practicing them over and over until you master the skills necessary. You may also ask your school music teacher to help with the hard passages and then dedicate yourself to making them near perfect.
Once you arrive at pre-tour rehearsals, it’s your time to shine. You’ll find it easy to interact with students who share your love of music. Sectional and full ensemble rehearsals will fly by as you perfect the concert literature. Excitement grows as each hour passes knowing that the preview concert is only the beginning of the journey.
A few days pass and you’re loading the coaches and departing for the airport. Next stop; London! Months of hard work, dedication and a desire to be your best culminate as your new friends step on a stage in Europe to present your first concert.
Become a member of a Musicians Abroad tour by contacting your music director and requesting a nomination. Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure is just around the corner.
You can request a nomination from your music director. Performer Applications are available via the website or your director.
Additional state organizers are working on trip itineraries. Check the website for added state tours in the near future.
The Indiana Musicians Abroad tour will be headed up by Chris Taylor. He will be joined by Choir Adviser Andrew Knaup, Director of Choral Music, Franklin Central HS and Orchestra Adviser, Nicole DeGuire, Associate Director of Orchestras, Carmel HS. The Indiana group is endorsed by both the Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) and the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).