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Houston Masterworks ChorusHouston Masterworks Chorus

Christmas with Masterworks, Rejoice! at Festival Hill Institute is part of our annual eclectic celebration that includes joyful and distinctive choral masterwork such as Vivaldi's Gloria. The audience eagerly shares holiday memories as the chorus weaves carols and holiday favorites throughout, ending in a candlelit sing-along of Silent Night. We will partnership with a cappella chorus, Space City Sound. Space City Sound strives to spread excellence in musical performance.

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The Nutcracker BalletThe Nutcracker Ballet

The Legendary Ballet Danced by Children for Children of All Ages
Round Top Festival Institute will once again present Tchaikovsky's holiday classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This year's production celebrates the 14th annual performance danced by Ovation Ballet Company, a youth ballet company in residency at Dancers Workshop in Austin.

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Now accepting student applications for the Summer 2023 Round Top Music Festival!Now accepting student applications for the Summer 2023 Round Top Music Festival!

Six conductors for six weeks at Festival Hill, with a wide range of music for the modern orchestral musician!
Applications accepted through February 6, 2023. 

Announcing new Interim Program DirectorAnnouncing new Interim Program Director

The James Dick Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Woodward as Interim Program Director of Round Top Festival Institute, with a one-year term running from August 1, 2022 to July 24, 2023. Alain Declert will, upon his semi-retirement, remain an advisor to the Festival Institute.

In this position Mr. Woodward will oversee the planning and implementation of the 2023 Round Top Music Festival and the 2023-24 August-April concert series.

“I am delighted that Joseph is joining us at Round Top Festival Institute,” says James Dick, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Institute. “He brings......

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Round Top Festival Institute, the sole project of The James Dick Foundation for the Performing Arts, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Institute. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and scholarship programs. This notice is published pursuant to IRS Revenue Procedure 2019-22.