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Jack McDonough Selected for Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

Jack McDonoughJack McDonough, a freshman at New Prague High School, has been selected for the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will perform in February with the Honors Ensemble. Participation in one of the five Honor Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Earlier this year, Jack auditioned for the Honors 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. Jack will join other performers from all 50 United States plus the District of Columbia, Guam, six Canadian provinces, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, South Korea & the United Kingdom for a special performance in Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

According to Morgan Smith, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We processed more than 18,000 nominations this year and have selected nearly 700 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors & performing at Carnegie Hall is a once in a lifetime experience that these musicians will never forget.

Finalist will come together in New York City for five days in February. They will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other Finalists, & get a taste of New York City.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall.