The Melting Pot, the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave... America! With nicknames like these, it's hard not to love the United States. As founder of jazz, country music and rhythms and blues, America has an important musical heritage to be discovered. From New York to San Francisco, travel and performance opportunities are everywhere if you know where to look!
Visit one city or explore multiple, the sky is the limit. Check out these sample itineraries to get you started.
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With 50 states, it is hard to narrow down just a few cities to highlight from the USA. But, here are our 6 top recommended travel destinations for your performing ensemble.
The Big Apple is one of the liveliest and most cultured cities in the world. Here you can visit famous landmarks and neighborhoods including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, Greenwich Village, Central Park and more. Don't miss out on a photo opportunity in Times Square before attending a Broadway show!
Known for its cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco provides for the perfect combination of performances and sightseeing activities for your group. Perhaps you may choose to perform on the popular Pier 39 before visiting its many waterfront attractions. Then tour to Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, the Cliff House, and the famed Golden Gate Bridge where you can stop and enjoy the view!
There's so much to see in this beautiful capital city filled with cherry trees and green expanses! On a walking tour of the downtown area, you can visit the National Mall, where the crowds gathered to watch Martin Luther King, Jr. speak, the Smithsonian Institution and the Lincoln Memorial. Perhaps, explore into Virginia by crossing the Potomac and visiting Old Town Alexandria, a well-preserved colonial town filled with ice cream parlors, art galleries and bookshops.
Journey through American history on a performance tour to Philadelphia, where the Founding Fathers gave birth to a nation. Immerse yourself in the story of the American Revolution and visit attractions like the Independence National Historical Park, Graff House, where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell Pavilion and Independence Hall.
Check out one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston. With several key historical events during the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Boston Tea Party, history finds you on every corner. Take a walk on the famous Freedom Trail and explore the city on a Duck Tour. When you've soaked up enough of the city, remember, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island are just a day trip away!
Home of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville has provided a long-time musical center for country singers from all over the globe. A tour of Nashville isn't complete without a guided musical city tour of the legends where you'll see the Country Music Hall of Fame, Printers Alley and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. You will even have the opportunity to record a piece at the RCA Studio B, where Elvis recorded many hits!
From historic Faneuil Hall in Boston to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, the US has many important musical venues for performances. Check out these top 5 from across the nation!
Located on Nob Hill in San Francisco, this Episcopal cathedral is an interior architectural gem. If you are looking for some Italian flair, this church has a replica of Ghiberti's Baptistry doors with the original doors located in Florence. Based on the Notre Dame in France, this cathedral also has a labyrinth on the floor said to bring meditative peace to those who walk it. Home to the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, this cathedral is perfect for any choir performance!
Since its inception in 1967, the Country Music Hall of Fame has hosted millions of visitors from across the globe. Dedicated to preserving the traditions and history of country music, this museum has a variety of musical exhibits to explore. Ensembles can perform for the daily visitors and can even make a recording in the historic RCA Studio B where Elvis recorded his many hits!
Since 1879, this Roman Catholic Church has been the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Directly across from Rockefeller Center, this church is in a prime location to attract audiences, bringing in over 5 million visitors per year. With a vigorous application process, guest choirs performing at this church are generally among the top-level choirs from around the world.
Faneuil Hall, located near Boston's Government Center, was opened in 1742 and is now one of the most frequented stops in America. Known as the cradle of liberty, this meeting hall has hosted many great speakers of liberty including Samuel Adams and James Otis. Have your voice heard in this historical destination!
Sanders Theater, a 1,000 seat premiere lecture and concert hall, is located in the heart of Harvard's campus. Known for its superior acoustical properties, this concert hall has featured some of Boston's best in a variety of choral and orchestral performances. In addition, many political figures have taken the podium here such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and Teddy Roosevelt. Don't miss out on bringing your ensemble to this historical venue.