Northwestern musicians have opportunities to take their talents on tour. Our ensembles have traveled across Europe; including Spain, Estonia, Ireland, Finland, and more.
Northwestern Music Tours
Tours provide students with a unique opportunity to celebrate the mission of University of Northwestern outside its walls, creating cross-cultural experiences which can be transformational musically, socially, and spiritually.
- Varsity Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorale and selected piano students go on local run-out tours each year.
- Symphonic Band, UNW Orchestra, and Northwestern Choir tour annually on a three-year rotation of local, regional, and international destinations. Past overseas tours include: Ireland, the Baltic States, Spain, Hawaii, and more.
The University underwrites a significant amount of the cost of each tour, but each student is responsible for an additional amount depending on the tour length and location. Students can reduce some or most of their tour expenses for international tours by participating in several of the fundraising opportunities. Tour aid is given to any student who participates in more than one ensemble tour per year or goes on back-to-back overseas trips.