Universal Orlando Youth Programs

Music Festivals

Experience the thrill of the stage with competitive and non-competitive music festivals and award ceremonies. Performing groups will have the chance to refine their showmanship as they participate in nationally recognized festivals produced and hosted by our partners and - all while enjoying our incredible parks.

Music in the Parks

Music in the Parks is one of the best advocacy tools for your music program. An adjudicated festival provides a year-end assessment for your band, choir, and orchestra by an outside panel of judges reinforcing the lessons you have worked on all year. Perform at a local school or church then head to Universal Orlando Resort for a day of fun. Our Festivals Edge mobile-friendly platform allows for ease of registration (no up-front registration fees), real-time schedules, and online payment options for all of our groups. Attend our on-property awards ceremony where every ensemble is acknowledged and where musicianship takes center stage.

Learn More »

Music USA Festivals

For over 45 years Music USA Festivals has helped promote "Music Education Through Positive Evaluation". During the past 25 years more than 150,000 student performers have enjoyed Universal Orlando Resorts’ Soundstage 33. Each group receives a professional recording of their performance and meaningful on-stage clinics by distinguished adjudicators. Choosing performance times at signup, unloading at the soundstage, easy park entry and large custom trophies awarded at the Grand Awards Ceremony makes this festival experience second to none! Come see why Music USA Festivals was named Universal Orlando Resorts' Youth Partner of the Year in 2017!

Learn More »


OrlandoFest offers Music Festivals and Workshops providing the highest quality, education-based musical experience for each student and director while reinforcing musical concepts being taught within the classroom. Music Festivals run from March through early June at performing arts centers in close proximity to Universal Orlando Resort. The festival concludes with a fun and exciting awards ceremony at Universal Islands of Adventure. With Custom Workshops, your ensemble will experience a fast-paced, focused workshop where they learn to play or sing together at a new level. Choose the Workshop or Festival option and our OrlandoFest team will provide you and your group unparalleled service.

Learn More »

WorldStrides’ Orlando Heritage Festival

Brought to you by WorldStrides Performing Arts, the Orlando Heritage Festival combines the best in music education with the fun and excitement of Universal Orlando Resort! This action-packed opportunity to grow your ensemble’s skills through intense and exciting onstage performances includes adjudication by a panel of three talented music professionals. Bring home valuable mentoring and critique from their onstage clinics. Watch and learn from peers’ performances, too. Students can earn free academic credit, and Directors can earn professional development. Students will enjoy two-day Park-to-Park tickets to Universal Orlando Resort, and attend an exclusive awards ceremony with many of their favorite Universal characters. Bonus—Exclusive for WorldStrides, add the AIM Experience Master Class, a customized clinic with a master clinician in a private setting.

Learn More »