Imagine performing in London, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Beijing, Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Prague or Rio de Janeiro. These are just of few of the legendary international locations where American Classic tour groups perform. The world can truly be your stage. International travel provides an incomparable educational opportunity. Nothing stimulates personal growth and increases appreciation for diversity as much as experiencing other cultures. In the midst of differences in language, history, architecture, music, customs and cuisine, students discover that shared human characteristics transcend all of these cultural differences. Nothing can benefit your students (and the world) more than turning strangers into friends using the language of the heart - music.
Your International Performing Tour begins with a no-obligation conversation. To speak to an International Tour Consultant call 1-800-733-8384 or, if you prefer, just fill in our information request form.
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Rio de Janeiro
Stratford on Avon
Vienne - Festival Jazz à Vienne
The Hague - North Sea Jazz Festival
Perugia - Umbria Jazz Festival
Puno - Lake Titicaca
Montreaux - Montreaux Jazz Festival
"Outstanding singing venues which included St. Mark's in Venice and the Vatican in Rome were tour highlights, as was the joint concert shared with a local children's choir. Everyone enjoyed meeting the Mayor at the reception after the concert, as well as the varied activities throughout this very affordable trip."
Denise Eaton, North Houston Chorale, Spring, Texas - Italy
"This tour spoiled us! Rarely can one travel internationally without a 'hitch' and our tour was flawless. Great people, well organized, carefully planned. First class all the way!"
Dr. Mark McCoy, Director of Bands, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia - Ireland (previous tours to France, Switzerland/Italy, England, Germany/Austria, Spain) As Dean of Music at DePauw University, tours planned to China 2012; England 2013
"Every aspect of each tour was meticulously organized and perfectly planned. We performed at St. Peter's in Rome, St. Mark's in Venice, St. Stephen's in Budapest, Holy Blood Basilica in Bruges, Notre Dame in Paris and presented a very moving patriotic tribute at the U. S. National Cemetery on Normandy Beach in France. Students not only have a chance to perform in amazing places, but they learn about the history and cultures of other countries... a true educational experience! Best of all, a company representative traveled with us and took care of each and everyone's needs on a daily basis. Each trip was absolutely phenomenal! "
Jo Scurlock-Dillard, Reagan High School Choir - Tours to London & Paris, Italy, Germany/Austria/Hungary, Holland/Belgium/France
"From start to finish, Rick Dillard, president of American Classic, was involved in the planning and execution of the tour to make it a wonderful experience for all who participated. Rick's personal involvement, at every stage, helps make everyone very comfortable. I have always been particularly impressed with the quality of the hotels, concert venues, and especially the local guides. "
Dr. Tim Watson, Morningside College Choir, Sioux City, Iowa - Budapest, Vienna, Prague (other tours to Eastern Europe, China, Italy)
"It is always a pleasure working with American Classic. All arrangements are always well organized and thorough. As a director, I always appreciate having Rick (or other representatives) on the tour with us to handle anything that might arise. Performance venues have always been good and the promotion of the concerts was well done."
Stephen Hobson, Highland Park High School Orchestra, Highland Park, Illinois Tours to Mexico, England, Scandinavia, Peru, Eastern Europe
"With an American Classic tour, you feel as if you really experience the essence of a country. The sight-seeing itinerary was fantastic and the concert venues varied and well-attended. American Classic does a great job of securing high profile performance venues and working with the hosts to publicize the concerts well ahead of time, ensuring good attendance as well as an unforgettable performance experience for the singers."
Scott Bonasso, St. John's School Choir, Houston, TX - Tours to Spain and to Brazil
"Traveling to Europe with American Classic is the only way to go! My trips abroad with jazz bands have been worry-free because of their detailed planning, personal attention, outstanding service, exciting itinerary, quality accommodations, and great value for the money! They really CARE! Traveling with AmClass is traveling first class!"
Mary Jo Papich, Director of Bands, Peoria Jazz All Stars, Peoria, Illinois - Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) & Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy)
"The tour was outstanding! Rick Dillard was very accommodating... his patience is seemingly boundless. The musical venues were very good with large, wonderful, responsive audiences. American Classic Tours was able to secure the opportunity for the group to sing a Mass at St Peters in the Vatican. Rick Dillard not only worked with us to plan and organize the tour but he went along with us. Rick even sang with the group! "
David V. Gray, Tour Director, Houston Choral Society - Venice, Verona, Florence, Pisa, Rome
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a most memorable trip to Europe this past June... To be able to see these great and beautiful areas of the world... and perform in places such as Lucerne in the... Swiss Alps and in Salzburg where Mozart was born... made the trip truly one to remember. I thank you for seeing that this trip was so successful."
Ralph Trout, Director of Bands, Houston Northwest All Star Band, Houston, Texas - Switzerland, Austria
"I just want to tell you that this was by far one of the most incredibly well put together TRIPS I have ever taken. Every hotel, meal, concert venue, and history lesson by our tour guides was a spectacular occasion!"
Alberto Torres, Coppell High School Choir, Coppell, Texas - Italy
"My experiences with Rick Dillard and his company, American Classic, have always been successful. Our trip with our Wind Ensemble was well organized and cost effective. Rick was there before, during, and after to iron out any unexpected details that inevitably occurred. I recommend American Classic to anyone who is interested in international travel."
Dr. Tom Fraschillo, Director of Bands, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg - Italy
"The entire 11-day tour was very well planned and professionally coordinated. We were impressed by your eagerness to make sure our experience was the very best regardless of the situation. I would highly recommend your services to any and everyone. Thank you for a most rewarding experience that will remain with each of us for a lifetime."
Dr. Ronald Carter, Director of Jazz Ensemble, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Montreux Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival