Summerville, S.C. - Mischa Rae Vicary, an 8th-grade student at Rollings Middle School of the Arts in Summerville, South Carolina, has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in June 2023 as part of the Middle School Honors Performance Series. Mischa will perform as a soprano with the Middle School Honors Choir, a prestigious opportunity limited to the highest-rated young performers from across the world.
Mischa auditioned for the Honors Performance Series along with 10,000 other middle school students from across the United States and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Her acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording.
Mischa has studied music for six years under Sarah Carroll at Carroll Music Studio, along with Jamie Hawkins for the last three years at Rollings Middle School of the Arts. She is also a member of Fuel Worship, which is her church's teen ministry worship band. Mischa recently performed in the east coast premiere of the musical Boundless by Mary Fishburn, and the cast also got to record the musical soundtrack in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to her love for music, Mischa enjoys horseback riding and participates in community service projects and competitions through her local 4-H club.
Mischa will join performers from the Middle School Honors Performance Series for a special performance at Carnegie Hall, a venue that has set the international standard for musical excellence since it opened in 1891. 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. The Honors Performance will take place from June 14-18, 2023, and is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased 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.
Mischa is thrilled at the opportunity to perform with other super-talented kids her age from around the country and is grateful for the experience. Her acceptance to perform at Carnegie Hall is a testament to her talent, dedication, and hard work, and is a remarkable achievement that she and her community should be proud of.