Select student choirs will accompany one of Broadway's most dynamic leading ladies at Lincoln Center. During this 4 day event, students will participate in masterclasses and rehearsals with industry veterans all leading up to a public concert at the iconic Lincoln Center. As a celebration of women in the arts, the evening will be dedicated to new female composers and playwrights. Participation for a limited number of ensembles is by audition or invitation only.

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New Voices Festival includes:

Day 1

Arrive in New York City

Rehearsal with the concert director and conductor

Dinner in Times Square

Attend an inspiring performance of From Main Street to 42nd Street

Day 2

Sitzprobe rehearsal. We will rehearse and run the entire show with the full company and orchestra.

Ticket to a Broadway Show

Dinner at Ellen's Stardust Diner

Visit the Top of the Rock Observatory

Day 3

Daytime technical rehearsal and sound check in the theatre at Lincoln Center

Evening performance in The New Voices Festival Concert!

Celebrate with your friends in Times Square

Day 4

Take a harbor cruise and visit the Statue of Liberty

Visit the 9/11 Memorial

Visit Chinatown and Little Italy

Meet the Professionals

The creative team for the New Voices Festival will be announced in the coming months.

Past Believe NYC professionals include:

Jacque Carnahan
Artistic Director
Paul Staroba
Music Director
Alvin Hough Jr.
Music Director
Meg Zervoulis
Music Director
David Alpert
Keiji Ishiguri
Music Director

Frequently Asked Questions

Are applying groups required to have a minimum number of performers? Is there a maximum?

Your group must have at least 10 performers and there is no maximum size.

Do we need to audition to participate?

A recording of your choir’s performance must be submitted with the application. Since the application will be submitted well in advance of the concert, the performers are not required to be the actual group that will come to New York to perform. The recording must not be more than one year old.

Is there an application deadline?

Groups will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applying early is encouraged as space is limited.

Are applying groups required to have a minimum number of performers? Is there a maximum?

Student choirs will combine and be on stage with our headliners for at least half of our approximately 90 minute show. Sheet music and direction from our artistic team will be provided in the six months leading up to the concert.

What is the cost to participate?

The program cost including ground transportation, hotel, meals, classes/workshops, sightseeing and admissions and performance fees starts at approximately $2,000 per person.

How many groups will be selected?

Our choir will be approximately 175-200 people.

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Arts for Autism is an annual Broadway benefit concert where the biggest names on Broadway join performing arts students onstage at the Gershwin Theatre.

Hope for the Holidays brings young musicians to Nashville to record a holiday benefit album at the iconic Ocean Way recording studio with industry professionals and veterans.

From Main Street to 42nd Street is one woman musical that chronicles the journey of musical theatre performer, Jacque Carnahan, as she pursued her dream on Broadway.

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