Havanna, Cuba - April 10 - 17, 2015

Experience performing at the world's music capitol, a memory that will last a lifetime!

Cuba has an incredible musical history with styles ranging from the traditional folk music born of both Spanish and African roots, the distinctive dance music of Rumba and Salsa, and Cuba’s own unique expressions of the jazz and big band era. Cuba’s practice of selecting musicians at a very early age and supporting their intensive training in dedicated music institutions has created a cohort of fine classical musicians and a range of ensembles with a uniquely Cuban character.

Whilst Cuba may be commonly known for groups such as the Buena Vista Social Club, the enormous wealth of active choirs, bands and orchestra’s makes our country a rich venue for musical exchange. We understand the language of music is a truly international one, and we look forward to sharing our music, our culture and the incredible scenic beauty of Cuba with you.

Package Inclusions
- Seven (7) nights accommodation at a recommended central 3 or 4 Star Hotel
- All Breakfasts – Seven (7) at the accommodation
- All Lunches – (except arrival and departuure days)
- All Dinners – (except arrival and departuure days)
- Multi-lingual tour manager for the duration of your stay in Cuba
- All coaching as required by the Festival and sightseeing activities
- Festival Welcome Party (includes dinner)
- Festival Directors' Reception
- One (1) workshop per group
- One (1) rehearsal per group
- One (1) group performance exchange
- Festival adjudicated performance and written adjudication comments
- Performances in Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad
- All sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Official Festival T-Shirt
- Festival Award Plaque
- Certificate of Participation for each performing artist
- Festival registration fees
- Access to all Festival concerts & events
- Percussion and other equipment as per the Director's Packet
- Artist Lanyard Pass

Package Exclusions
- Airfare (available through World Projects as a licensed Travel Agent)
- Meals & Dinners not mentioned in Inclusions
- Cuban Visa (World Projects will assist you to arrange this)
- Items of a personal nature (laundry, room service, etc.)
- Travel Insurance (available through World Projects as a licensed Travel Agent)

Extend your tour to other cities in Cuba OR maybe stop at Disneyland on your way home in Los Angeles


VENUES:Amadeo Roldan Theatre (home of the Cuban National Orchestra), Teatro Tomas Terry Theatre, Plaza de Armas

AWARDS:The festival jury will award each ensemble Gold, Silver, or Bronze plaques based on the concert performance. A Showcase Award category is offered for groups that do not wish to compete.

World Projects:+61 2 9453 5188


Festival Faculty

Our staff of adjudicators and clinicians is comprised of top music educators from countries all around the world.

Faculty members for past festivals have included:
Dr Tony Mazzaferro [USA]
Dr Geoffrey Boers [USA]
William Johnson [USA]
Liz Scott [Australia]
George Torbay [Australia]
Dr. Lori Wiest [USA]
Dr. Margaret Pride [Australia]
Cao Peng [China]
Geoffrey Brand [UK]
Dr. Robert Halseth [USA]
Professor Mitsukazu Suwaki [Japan]
Dr Dennis Johnson [USA]
Granville Oldham [USA]