Upcoming AMIS Festivals

Honor Jazz Festival and Jazz Skills Workshop

Singapore

An auditioned Big Band, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and several jazz combos spend three days working together with experienced jazz directors to create jazz music of a high level of standard.  A non-auditioned Jazz Skills Workshop is also offered.

Honor Jazz Festival and Jazz Skills Workshop

AMIS International Honor Jazz Festival
AMIS Jazz Skills Workshop

UNITED WORLD COLLEGE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA
SINGAPORE – EAST CAMPUS
Eivind Lødemel, Host
27 September – 1 October 2017

 

Mark Fields, Big Band Conductor
Kate Meininger, Vocal Jazz Ensemble Conductor
Jon Hodge and Jeff Pellaton, Jazz Skills Workshop Clinicians  

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European Middle School Honor Boys’ Choir

Kilchberg, Switzerland
Male singers from grades 6, 7, and 8 with unchanged, changed, and changing voices are selected by their teachers to join with other like-minded boys from the international community for three days of work, fun, and performances.

European Middle School Honor Boys’ Choir

AMIS European Middle School Honor Boys’ Choir Festival

ZURICH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Bill Gilfry, Host
4-8 October 2017

Rhonda Schwartz, Guest Conductor
Douglas Beam, Accompanist

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African Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival

Lusaka, Zambia

Selected treble boy and girl singers join boys with changed and changing voices to rehearse for three days with a guest conductor from the international community, culminating with a gala concert.

African Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival

AMIS African Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUSAKA
Melodie Hausman, Host Organizer

2-6 May 2018

Jeffrey Quinto, Guest Conductor

 

 

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South American Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival

Santiago, Chile

Selected treble boy and girl singers join boys with changed and changing voices to rehearse for three days with a guest conductor from the international community, culminating with a gala concert.

South American Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival

AMIS South American Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NIDO DE AGUILAS – SANTIAGO
Caroline Maiva, Host Organizer

23-27 May 2018

Darlene Elkins, Guest Conductor

 

 

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Past AMIS Festivals

European Middle School Honor Band

Bonn, Germany

This auditioned event is for talented band instrumentalists in grades seven and eight who come together to work as a concert band with guest conductors from the international community.

European Middle School Honor Band

AMIS European Middle School Honor Band Festival

BONN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Colby Hilker, Host
3-7 May 2017

Brian White, Guest Conductor

 

 

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European Middle School Honor Girls’ Choir

Baar, Switzerland
Talented female soprano and alto singers in grades six, seven, and eight are selected through audition by their teachers.  Students prepare choral literature in their own schools before coming together as a festival choir.

European Middle School Honor Girls’ Choir

AMIS European Middle School Honor Girls’ Choir Festival

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ZUG AND LUZERN
David Smith, Host
26-30 April 2017

Lisa Ross, Guest Conductor
David Jimenez, Accompanist

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Asian Middle School Honor Boys’ Choir

Jakarta, Indonesia
Male singers from grades 6, 7, and 8 with unchanged, changed, and changing voices are selected by their teachers to join with other like-minded boys from the international community for three days of work, fun, and performances.

Asian Middle School Honor Boys’ Choir

AMIS Asian Middle School Honor Boys’ Choir Festival

JAKARTA INTERCULTURAL SCHOOL
Rhonda Schwartz, Host
5-9 April 2017

Jack Brown, Guest Conductor
Debbi Putri, Accompanist

Held in Conjunction with the AMIS Asian Middle School Honor Girls’ Choir Festival
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Asian Middle School Honor Girls’ Choir

Jakarta, Indonesia
Talented female soprano and alto singers in grades six, seven, and eight are selected through audition by their teachers.  Students prepare choral literature in their own schools before coming together as two festival choirs.

Asian Middle School Honor Girls’ Choir

AMIS Asian Middle School Honor Girls’ Choir Festival

JAKARTA INTERCULTURAL SCHOOL
Rhonda Schwartz, Host
5-9 April 2017

Anthony Giles, Guest Conductor
Carissa Christianto, Accompanist

Held in Conjunction with the AMIS Asian Middle School Honor Boys’ Choir Festival

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European Middle School Honor Orchestra

Watermaal-Bosvoorde, Belgium
Talented string orchestra players from grades 6-8 are invited to audition for the AMIS honor string orchestras.  Players come together to work with guest conductors from the international community.

European Middle School Honor Orchestra

AMIS European Middle School Honor Orchestra Festival

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BRUSSELS
Janet Smith, Host
29 March – 2 April 2017

Mindi Loewen, Guest Conductor

 

 

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High School Honor Band & Orchestra

Luxembourg
Talented high school musicians from international schools world-wide audition for the Honor Band and the Honor Orchestra, both of which work together with world-class  guest conductors and perform as two unique ensembles as well as a combined Symphony Orchestra.

High School Honor Band & Orchestra

AMIS International Honor Band and Orchestra Festival

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF LUXEMBOURG
Felicity Bryson, Host Organizer
15-19 March 2017

Richard Dickins, Orchestra Conductor                     Timothy Robblee, Band Conductor

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Asian Middle School Honor Band

Manila, Philippines

This auditioned event is for talented band instrumentalists in grades seven and eight who come together to work as a concert band with guest conductors from the international community.

Asian Middle School Honor Band

AMIS Asian Middle School Honor Band Festival

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANILA
Brian Howrey and Marsha Hillman, Hosts
8-12 March 2017

Eric Majors, Guest Conductor

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High School Honor Choirs

Abu Dhabi
Talented high school men and women singers from international schools worldwide audition to perform in three separate choirs with world-class guest conductors: Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Mixed Choir .

High School Honor Choirs

AMIS High School Honor Choir Festival

AMERICAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF ABU DHABI
Martha Miller and Christopher Ward, Hosts
1 – 5 March 2017

Anne Barry, Women’s Choir Conductor
Lydia Alonso Cabrera, Accompanist

Nicole Lamartine, Men’s Choir Conductor
Kalli Lund, Accompanist

David Squire, Mixed Choir Conductor
Pascale Rozier, Accompanist


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Asian Middle School Honor Orchestra

Singapore
Talented string orchestra players from grades 6-8 are invited to audition for this string orchestra. Players come together to work with guest conductors from the international community.

Asian Middle School Honor Orchestra

AMIS Asian Middle School Honor Orchestra Festival

SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL
Sofia Pelletier, Host
8-12 February 2017

Stephen Venema, Guest Conductor

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Solo and Ensemble Festival Netherlands


Wassenaar, The Netherlands
This is a one-day festival open to vocal and instrumental students from grades 5-13 who perform solos and small ensembles for specialist adjudicators who give both oral and written feedback on their performances.

Solo and Ensemble Festival Netherlands

The AMIS Solo and Ensemble Festival Netherlands

28 January, 2017

The American School of The Hague 

Jim Yarnell, Host
Ian Thompson, Coordinator

 

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Middle School Honor Mixed Choir

Dubai, UAE

Selected treble boy and girl singers join boys with changed and changing voices to rehearse for three days with a guest conductor from the international community, culminating with a gala concert.

Middle School Honor Mixed Choir

AMIS Middle School Honor Mixed Choir Festival

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF DUBAI
Emily DeRosier, Host

18-22 January 2017

Melanie Brink, Guest Conductor
Abbey Smith, Accompanist

 

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