AMIS Festivals support the music programs in schools whose primary purpose is to serve expatriate children in various world locales. Applications are not accepted from students whose schools are outside of this international school community.
Applicants must submit their auditions through a music teacher from their school, and must be active members of the relevant performing ensembles within their school. Any exceptions to the above must have prior approval from the Executive Director in order to audition.
Students who audition for and are accepted as members of an AMIS Festival Ensemble who change schools before the event may still participate, providing they are accompanied to the festival by a parent or legal guardian who guarantees their level of preparedness for the festival. A student moving to another school participating in that festival will become a member of that school's delegation.
September, 2004; revised September 2012
Middle School Honor Choir Priority
As a benefit of AMIS membership priority will be given to member schools
applying for Middle School Honor Choir Festivals. Any remaining places
will be allocated
to non-member schools. AMIS member schools that are wait listed for a particular
festival and are not admitted for participation shall be given first option
to participate the following year. A school that is drawn for participation
subsequently withdraws from the festival is not wait listed.
A director who submits students for audition or enrolment does so with the understanding that he or she will be responsible for all local arrangements for participation, including but not limited to musical preparation, travel arrangements, fee payments, and communication with the executive consultant and the parent community.
A student may not participate in any festival unless accompanied by his
or her director. If the director is unable to attend the festival, the
student's school will inform the Executive Consultant of the approved substitute
When housing festival participants with host families, it is often possible
to place two or more students with the same family. However, students
and their parents should be aware that this is not always possible, as
families have room for only one guest . Members of the Festival accept that
staying with host families in other parts of the world is an important part
a major part of the total festival experience in which they are to participate.
amended September 2005
Acceptance Agreement - This form is to be duplicated for
all students accepted into an AMIS Festival and must be signed by them
and their parents. Please keep this form for your own information. You should use this information to assist you when completing the online registration on the website. Please bringd the completed forms to the festival.
September 2005 REVISED September 2007 REVISED May, 2011
All participating schools in a festival must make travel arrangements
that permit all participants to be on time for the first event of that festival.