Annual Tours

HYP Spring Trip – April 5-9 2017

Universal Studios – Orlando, Florida

The Hoosier Youth Philharmonic is traveling to Orlando, Florida on April 5th to compete in the Music USA Festival. HYP Musicians will be performing on a Universal Orlando Resort Soundstage where their performance is adjudicated for competition and ratings, and professionally recorded on CD. This opportunity includes a clinic with an adjudicator as well as admission to Universal Studios Florida, and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Music USA Festivals is a non-profit organization promoting music education through quality evaluation. The festival regularly attracts top groups from around the United States to perform and be adjudicated by leading music educators. The unique blend of a rewarding performance experience, quality adjudication, fun in theme parks, topped off with a grand trophy ceremony will provide a superior experience for HYP musicians.

An important feature of the Music USA Festivals adjudication program is the clinic which is provided by one of the adjudicators at the conclusion of our performance. The purpose of this clinic is to provide the adjudicator with an opportunity to discuss and rehearse the group on any areas of weakness, and to reinforce the strengths of the group.

Past Tours

2016The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Washington, DC
2015Red Lion, PA (Miss Gouker's hometown)
2014Concert in the Cumberland Caverns – Chattanooga, TN
2013Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
2012Carnegie Hall – New York, NY
2011Chicago, IL, at the Field Museum
2010Atlanta, GA
2009Normandy and Paris, France, at the American Cemetery in Normandy for the 65th anniversary of the Allied Invasion (D-Day)
2008Washington, DC
2007Red Lion, PA
2006Virginia Beach, VA
2005Honolulu, Hawaii
2004Atlanta, GA
2003Chattanooga, TN
2002Washington, DC
2001Myrtle Beach, SC
2000Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1998Atlanta, GA
1997Myrtle Beach, SC
1996Gatlinburg, TN
1995Virginia Beach, VA
1994St. Louis, MO
1993Atlanta, GA
1992Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1991Virginia Beach, VA
1990Chicago, IL
1989St. Louis, MO
1988Nashville, TN
1987Chicago, IL
1986St. Louis, MO