Blythe Condon, a student at Middleburg Academy, has been selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.  She will perform Soprano 2 in February with the Womens Choir.  Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Earlier this year, Blythe auditioned for the Honors Performance 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 her application and audition recording. Blythe will join other performers from all 49 United States, Guam, two Canadian provinces, and a number of foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous 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 had selected nearly 750 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget”.

Blythe Condon has studied music for <7 Years> years with Mrs. Karen Chase and is a member of The Middleburg Players, The Loudoun Centre Theater Group and the Fauquier Community Theatre  This is her second time performing at Carnegie Hall. In response to her selection as a Finalist, Condon said, “I’m thrilled.  The music that we will perform is challenging, and I’m working very hard to learn it well.  I can’t wait to get back up on that stage!”

Finalists will come together in New York City for five days in February 2017. They will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. Two performances, an Honors Choral Performance and an Honors Instrumental Performance, will take place Sunday, February 5, and are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days before the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.

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. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization. Learn more by visiting and


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