Local High School Student Selected to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Hennessey High School, Jayden Hladik, a student at Hennessey High School has been selected for the 2022 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Jayden will perform Soprano I in February with the Honors Treble Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Jayden Hladik auditioned for the Honors Performance Series earlier this year and was recently accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in her application and audition recording. 

Jayden has studied music for 5 years and is a member of Hennessey High School Choir. Jayden has received multiple honors including All-State Children’s Choir, 2 years in the All-State Mixed Jr. High Choir, 3 years acceptance into the Western Oklahoma Choral Directors Honor Choir, and superior soloist at Tri-State in 2021.  In response to her selection as a Finalist, Jayden said, It is such an honor to be selected on such a large scale to perform outside of Oklahoma.  I enjoy meeting and performing with other people with my same interest.”

Jayden will join performer students from 47 United States, Australia, Bermuda, China, Guam, and South Korea for a special performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.

The finalists will come together in New York City for five days in February. They will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. Two performances, an Honors Instrumental Performance and Honors Choral Performance will take place Saturday, February 5 and Sunday, February 6 respectively, and are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.

“After having performances worldwide impacted for over a year, we are excited to be returning to the stage at Carnegie Hall. Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing,” said Marion Gomez, Program Director for the Honors Performance Series. “We processed nearly 10,000 nominations this year and have selected over 500 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians will never forget.”

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. The Honors Performance Series is proudly presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organization. Learn more by visiting www.honorsperformance.org and www.worldstrides.com.

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