Honors Tour


Honors Tour


Honors Tours are the pinnacle of our events. These life changing tours are packed with intense studies, concerts, and incredible bonding amongst the students, parents, and faculty. Ten groups travel together to see beautiful world destinations, learn about new cultures and histories, all the while improving dramatically through intense coachings and master classes. Tours are during Spring Break or early Summer in every even year (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016...)


Payment plans are available for Honors Tours and Music in the Mountains Tour. To set one up, please email JCM's Director of Operations Joanne Im.






Students are chosen from the season prior (called Audition Season) to prepare for the tour. For example, students in this 2014-2015 Audition Season will be given first priority for the 2015-2016 Tour Season. Students are chosen based on their audition scores and dedication to chamber music shown during the Audition Season. Students will be notified of their selection shortly after the Final Concert. Students who were not chosen can still be placed on the Waiting List and work to perform a strong Audition in the Fall.



Whole Groups and Individuals will be selected from the Final Concert. Groupings can change depending on the needs of the tour. Any holes in the roster will be filled by students auditioning in the Fall.



2015–2016 Boston and New York Tour
Students had master classes at New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School.

2013–2014 St. Petersburg, Russia Tour
Students had master classes at the Helsinki Music Conservatory, performed in Talinn, Estonia, and performed in St. Petersburg, Russia. Tour included daily coachings, a boat ride across the Baltic Sea, and tour of Sibelious' home, medieval Talinn, the Hermitage, and the Peterhof Palace. Students also watched a Russian ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre.



2011–2012 Salzburg, Austria Tour (View photos)
Students had master classes and their Final Concert at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Students saw a private castle where Mozart lived, toured the city, performed 2 concerts, and visited Mad King Ludwig's Castle.



2009–2010 New York City Tour
Students had master classes at The Juilliard School, daily coachings, and performed at Carnegie Recital Hall. Read the NY Concert Review.


Photo Credits:

"Lower Manhattan from Jersey City November 2014 Panorama 3" by King of Hearts / Wikimedia Commons

"Boston Skyline at Early Morning" by Y.Sawa / Wikimedia Commons