Imagine a city with a never ending diversity of attractions and public performing opportunities for choir and high school band school trips. A destination that is filled with history, civil rights activism, southern charm, and is the home of celebrated corporate goliaths such as Coca Cola and CNN. A place where performance options, in addition to the Music In The Parks Festival, range from Olympic venues to symphony halls. All of these attractions make student performance tours to Atlanta a great and varied educational experience.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra:
Hosts special educational programs including the “Quilt of American Music” in 2018. This program celebrates the diversity of American heritage and its influence on classical music. The upcoming season is highlighted by performances of ASO with Chris Botti, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Indigo Girls, Wynton Marsalis and Disney’s Broadway hits.
Atlanta Institute of Music:
Tour the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media during your student performance tours to Atlanta, which has a uniquely effective approach to vocational training for musicians, production, and engineering students utilizing a well-rounded curriculum, classroom instruction, private instruction, audio, DVD and video labs, a computer lab and live clinics.
Music in the Parks Festival, Atlanta:
Music In The Park festivals provide year-end assessments of your band and/or choir by an outside panel and reinforces music skills that you have taught your musicians. Experienced instrumental and vocal teachers will offer suggestions on how to improve your students performance.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
The annual Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the South’s biggest and oldest celebrations of its kind. The family-friendly parade features more than 2,000 Irish dancers, musicians, balloons, floats, local and Irish dignitaries, the Clydesdales and the world’s largest Irish walking flag.
Martin Luther King National Historic Site:
A young boy grows up in a time of segregation…A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement…This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, and visit the home of his birth during your student performance tours to Atlanta. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum:
The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library includes photographs and historical memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 – 1981).
Atlanta History Center:
The Center includes: one of the Southeast’s largest history museums, two historic houses illustrating over a century of Atlanta’s history and a two-acre campus which houses the Margaret Mitchell House, the beloved writer of the famous novel, Gone With the Wind. The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama painting moved in February 2017 from its Grant Park home to the new Cyclorama Building at the Atlanta History Center opening in Fall of 2018.
Coca Cola World:
The World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta’s most visited indoor tourist attraction, is a museum that showcases the history of The Coca-Cola Company and a product tasting room. The World of Coca Cola is bubbling with interactive moments, tasty flavors and special features. Rotating exhibits keep the museum’s programs fresh for all of your student tours.
CNN Studio Tours provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the world headquarters of CNN. More than 300,000 visitors each year from all over the world visit this location. Students experience a 50-minute walking tour through the halls of CNN Center.
Fun and Active
The Georgia Aquarium inspires, educates, and entertains its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and thousands of animals across its seven major galleries.
Centennial Olympic Park:
The unique 21-acre urban greenspace that is Centennial Olympic Park is Atlanta’s – and the State of Georgia’s – preeminent lasting legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Experiences make your visit to Zoo Atlanta exciting. Take in a wildlife presentation, get up close with the animals, or spend the night at the Zoo!
The huge variety of business, music, Southern, and historical venues and tourist attractions found in Georgia provide your students with a multitude of activities to experience. With options for 3, 4, and 5 day itineraries for student performance tours to Atlanta, you’ll find a trip to fit your needs.