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About Us

About Performing Arts Consultants

Orchestrating School Music Tours With Memories to Last A Lifetime

For over 32 years, Performing Arts Consultants have orchestrated premier school music tours for junior high, senior high, and college-level students, providing the opportunity to perform in excellent concert facilities with America’s most dedicated adjudicators and music clinicians.

Specializing in music, sightseeing, social events, and fun, our school music tours serve as the annual highlight of music programs across the nation. Performing Arts Consultants is proud to be recognized as the festival company “in tune with your music program.”

COMPANY PROFILE

Performing Arts Consultants, established in 1984, is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to performing arts students. Nationally recognized by thousands of music educators and directors, we take pride in our attention to logistic detail and organization, focus on each group’s musical needs, and ability to meet the concerns of administrators, chaperones, and parents. Led by our president, Dr. Michael A. Mazzarisi, our experienced staff of former music educators and degreed musicians create once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities for young musicians to enjoy.

Our award-winning school music tours and festivals include:

  • Our Festivals At Sea programs offer students a cruise experience on board the Carnival, Royal Caribbean International, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
  • Our exclusive appointment by the Virginia Arts Festival to operate the Virginia International Music Festival.
  • As a member of The Walt Disney World Corporation’s student advisory board since 1989, we are a Disney Youth Programs Preferred Travel Planner.

Testimonials

Gary Keating

The kids had such a wonderful time that they are all asking where we are going to next.

Gary Keating

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School

Joanne Brown

They learned a small piece from the show and when they were there watching, when it came to the piece they learned they were dancing in their seats. The performers loved that! . . . It was a wonderful once in a life time experience for all!

Joanne Brown

Joanne Brown Dancers

Kathy Hackett

The communication and organization was amazing, and the entire trip was student-oriented which is exactly what I wanted. Everything was absolutely perfect. The kids are still talking about it as are the adults, and photos are still all over Facebook!

Kathy Hackett

Plano West Senior High School

Shane Joyce

We have traveled with them four times and are currently gearing up for a fifth. Not only are they knowledgeable about music festivals and the travel industry, they are genuinely awesome folks to hang out with. It's a pleasure every time we do business!

Shane Joyce

Band Director, Dickson Middle and Intermediate Schools

Melody Shanley

The bus, the workshop, the tour and the show were all professional and well organized!

Melody Shanley

Dance With Melody

David Betancourt

My search is over. Performing Arts Consultants is all of these, and more.

David Betancourt

Hopedale Junior/Senior High School

Greg Dalakian

My students and I traveled to Norfolk, VA, with PAC for the Virginia International Music Festival and had an incredible time! The students enjoyed the opportunity to play in remarkable venues such as Chrysler Hall and the Roper Center for the Performing Arts. Our marching band had the opportunity to perform in the Parade of Nations and get viewed by thousands of cheering attendees. We thoroughly enjoyed the Spirit of Norfolk Cruise, our trip to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg, and the main event we will never forget, the Virginia International Tattoo! Thank you to PAC for providing a memorable, musical experience for my students!”

Greg Dalakian

Parsippany High School