Summa Cum Laude Festival

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Summa Cum Laude Festival in 2013, MuTh [de]

The Summa Cum Laude Festival is an international youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras, held annually in Vienna, Austria during July. It takes place in the city's two main classical concert venues, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus. The Festival was established in 2007, hosted by VIA MUSICA (Vienna International Association for Music and Culture Exchange). The following year in 2008, the Summa Cum Laude Festival expanded to include both the Summa Cum Laude Competition as well as the Summa Cum Laude Celebration. Performing groups may elect to compete with their peers in the "SCL Competition" or they may opt to participate in the non-competitive "SCL Celebration." [1][2]

Festival venues[edit]

The opening ceremony is held in St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna. Workshops and seminars take place in the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. The competition itself and the Celebration are held in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and/or in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus. The closing ceremony is held in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.

Venues for additional concerts in and around Vienna include:


  1. ^ Montgomery-Dupe, Sharon (1 July 2011). "Glace Bay student making his mark in the music world". Cape Breton Post. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  2. ^ Österreich (6 July 2012). "40 Konzerte in fünf Tagen in Wien" ("40 concerts in five days in Vienna"). Retrieved 16 November 2013 ‹See Tfd›(in German).

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