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Participate in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. Bring your youth choir, band or orchestra to the global SCL Festival.

The global Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival which is held every July in Vienna, the music capital of the world, brings youth choirs, bands and orchestras from all over the world together to perform and compete, but the true focus of the Summa Cum Laude Festival is to create an environment where young musicians can share their love of music, enjoy true intercultural exchanges and build bridges that span continents - and last a lifetime.

Competition and Celebration

The five-day Summa Cum Laude Festival includes both the Summa Cum Laude Competition as well as the Summa Cum Laude Celebration: Performing groups may compete with their peers in the prestigious "SCL Competition" or they may opt to participate in the non-competitive "SCL Celebration." Ultimately, all participants will perform in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, one of the world's finest concert halls.

Workshops & Lectures; Additional Concerts

In addition, participants attend Summa Cum Laude interactive workshops and lectures held by top professionals – they will practice the Viennese Classic Style and learn new techniques. As part of the Summa Cum Laude Festival, all performing groups will represent their home country at additional concerts and joint performances held in or around Vienna, or even in Hungary or Slovakia. Take advantage of these cultural exchange opportunities and celebrate your group’s talents with a local audience, enjoy local traditions and make new friends!

Start planning now – here are the dates:

Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival

13th SCL Festival: July 5-10, 2019
14th SCL Festival: July 10-15, 2020

Of course, your group may want to extend its trip to Europe and combine participation in the Summa Cum Laude Festival with sightseeing and concerts in other cities throughout Europe – how about Salzburg, Munich, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Brno, Maribor, Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris and many more.