- Custom Made
Each tour is custom designed to match each performing group. We spend time with you, listening carefully to your expectations so that we can create the performance tour of your dreams. We customize the venues, length of the trip, the meals, the guides and the hotel styles. We work with you to meet your budget. With Music Contact International you have a team of experts with you each step of the way to create the perfect tour that reflects the wishes of your group.
“I'm writing to tell you about the wonderful experience I have had working with your company. I worked extensively with Paige last year…she was incredibly kind and agreeable throughout our dealings. I've wanted to initiate a travel component to our music program for some time, and she made my first attempt very pleasant…she dove right in, helping me flesh out my tour idea. At that point, she introduced me to Grace and the two did a baton-hand off that was as smooth as an Olympic relay team. Since then, Grace has expertly handled the design and planning of our trip. I have spoken very highly of Grace and Paige, and the entire company, to our students, their families, and our administration and I will enthusiastically recommend Music Contact to any music group wishing to travel. I truly could not be more thrilled with the attention to detail, the quick replies, and the great efforts made to customize every minute of our trip, accommodating our fairly extensive wish list…Meanwhile, thank you for hiring such great people and for creating a company that makes this so easy and fun for people like me.”
David Southerland | Gill St. Bernard's School.
- Tour Manager
A full-time Music Contact International staff member accompanies the majority of our trips. In most cases your tour manager has also coordinated your tour. This sets us us apart from other tour operators. As our tour coordinators also act as tour managers, they are able to successfully execute your tour program as promised.Our Tour Managers are experienced travelers who know the regions intimately. They are experts in the needs of musicians, from venue expectations, to appropriate rehearsal time and space. They are experienced in caring for the needs and interests of a large diverse group of travelers away from home.Music Contact International prides itself on the seamless execution of your tour, from the initial vision through the months of planning, and finally to your daily experiences while traveling. Our tour managers greet your group at the airport, stay in the same hotels, and see your group off when it is time to return home. Consistently we hear back from groups praising the tour manager who accompanied them. For you, this means peace of mind during the planning process and while on tour.
“Just a short note to let everyone at Music Contact know that you have a gem in Jessica. She was WONDERFUL to work with. Our trip was just perfect. She was so helpful, friendly, always cheerful, prompt and so encouraging to the girls. From the start of the planning process to when we left her at the Prague airport, I couldn’t have asked for a better planner, guide, and friend. Thanks for all that all of you at MCI do to make memories for so many.”
Carolyn S. Polson | The Covenant School
- International Exchanges & Festivals
We are the chosen representative for more than 15 festivals and competitions around the world. From the Music Association of Northern Italy to the National Commission on Culture of Ghana, inviting organizations trust Music Contact International to be their voice to choirs, bands and orchestras. Through these unique relationships, we can offer you the most outstanding festivals in the world.
Bringing together ensembles from around the world to perform is the primary focus of our festivals. We emphasize cultural exchanges through music. Groups share their music with each other and perform together for generous international audiences. We carefully plan each schedule so that members can meet informally, perhaps over meals, with other performers. Our festivals attract performance groups from around the world. These are not simply gatherings of American groups in foreign cities. They are immersions and appreciative exchanges with people from around the globe. Traveling with Music Contact International means that you will meet local people, gain an understanding of their culture, and connect through your shared love of music.
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
- Worldwide Partnerships
Music Contact International has partner offices throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. These unique partnerships allow us to plan tours with local insight. Our partners work with us to foster genuine cultural exchange through music and friendship. Your tour experience is enriched in every way through our local connections.