Max Schmitt will be singing with the 2017 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY this June. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Max Schmitt will be singing with the 2017 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY this June. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

Submitted by Michelle Schmitt

SPRING VALLEY, WI – Maxwell Schmitt, a student at Spring Valley Middle School, has been selected for the 2017 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will perform as a First Tenor at Carnegie Hall in June 2017 with the Honors Junior Choir. Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles (Choir, Band, and Orchestra) is limited to the highest rated middle school performers from across North America and select schools internationally.

Max auditioned this winter 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 his application and audition recording. Max will join other performers from 43 United States, several provinces in Canada, Australia, and Taiwan.

According to Nancy Richardson, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Junior Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We process thousands of nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget.” 

Junior Finalists will come together for five days in June 2017 in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from renowned composer Greg Gilpin, work with other Junior Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. The Sunday, June 25, 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 and middle school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization. Learn more by visiting honorsperformance.org and worldstrides.com