Wilmington, Delaware –January 2015– Georgia Kollias, a student at Tower Hill School, has been selected for the 2015 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. She will perform as a second soprano at Carnegie Hall in February 2015 with the Honors Choir. Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select schools internationally.
Georgia Kollias, a sophomore, auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. Georgia will join other performers from 49 United States, several provinces in Canada, and several foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.
According to Morgan Smith, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We process more than ten thousand nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers applying on an international level. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget.”
Georgia has studied music for 12 years and is a member of the Tower Hill School Vocal Ensemble, Tower Hill School Jazz Band, and Tower Hill Upper School Choir. She participated in the 2013 Delaware All State Junior Choir and 2014 Delaware All State Senior Women’s Choir. In response to her selection as a Finalist, Georgia said, “I am honored to participate in the Honors Performance Series and cannot wait to work with many other amazing and talented young people who share a similar love and dedication for music and vocal performance.”
Finalists will come together for five days in February 2015 in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from conductor Dr. Eph Ehly, work with other Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. The Sunday, February 22, performance is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.
The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Each year, the Series selects approximately 500 Finalists for the High School Honors Performance Series. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization. Learn more by visiting www.honorsperformance.org and www.worldstrides.com.