Local student heading to Carnegie Hall

Summerville, South Carolina – Mischa Rae Vicary , a student at Rollings Middle School of the Arts , has been selected for the Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Mischa Rae will perform Soprano in June 20203 with the Middle School Honors Choir. Participation in the Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated young performers from across the world.

Mischa Rae auditioned for the Honors Performance Series along with 10,000 other middle school students from across our country and was recently 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 their application and audition recording.

Mischa Rae has studied music for 6 years under Sarah Carroll at Carroll Music Studio along with Jamie Hawkins the last three years at Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville SC. Mischa is also a member of Fuel worship, which is her church's teen ministry worship band. She recently performed in the east coast premier of the musical Boundless by Mary Fishburn, the cast also got to record the musical soundtrack here in Charleston South Carolina. Mischa loves horseback riding and as a member of her local 4-H she participates in community service projects and competes in horseback riding events. MIscha said, “This is absolutely amazing and I am so excited to sing with other super talented kids my age from around our country, I am so grateful for this experience.”

Mischa will join performers from the Middle School Honors Performance Series for a special performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement. The finalists will come together in New York City where they will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other performers, and get a taste of Manhattan New York. The Honors Performance will take place June 14-18, 2023 and is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning approximately 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.

“Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Marion Gomez, Music Director for the Honors Performance Series. “We processed nearly 10,000 nominations this year and have selected the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at these renowned music halls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians will never forget.”

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual student performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in world renowned venues. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization. Learn more by visiting www.honorsperformance.org and www.worldstrides.com.

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