World Adult Wind Orchestra Project 

July 12-19, 2020

Schladming, Austria

World Adult Wind Orchestra Project (WAWOP) will host accomplished wind band musicians from around the world during WAWOP 2020 in Schladming for a challenging, social, and enriching week of music making.

The WAWOP is designed for musicians ages 30 and up (no upper limit) and open by application.   Band directors, music teachers, community band members, and music lovers who want to play at the highest level with well-known conductors and composers are encouraged to apply. WAWOP runs concurrently with the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project for musicians age 18-29.   We offer an inspiring week of music and opportunities to enjoy the Mid Europe Music Festival, the Austrian Alps, and local culture.

WAWOP 2020 conductors include:   

Kevin Sedatole, United States of America

Paulo Martins, Portugal

Phillip Riggs, United States of America

Johann Mösenbichler, Austria

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, Austria/United States of America

WAWOP 2020 soloist: 

Steven Mead (euphonium), England

How to apply:

STEP 1: COMPLETE the application form by DECEMBER 1, 2019

Apply here:

STEP 2: Applications will be processed and emails sent regarding your application status by DECEMBER 8, 2019.   Apply now and encourage others.

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Be aware: if we do not receive sufficient applications to fill out a full ensemble by December 1, 2019 WAWOP 2020 is subject to cancellation.

STEP 3: Once you are notified of acceptance (by December 8, 2019), confirm your participation and book your WAWOP package by DECEMBER 22, 2019. You have the opportunity to bring significant others, families, etc. along.  Please see package information document for details.

WAWOP Package Fee: includes room and meals for the week; Mid Europe 2020 Registration – access to all concerts and performances/events associated with Mid Europe 2020, other expenses for WAWOP including guest conductors/composers, sheet music, and more; the summer card and WAWOP group excursion/activities;  2020 fee range is EUR 991,50 to EUR 1.267 based on your accommodation selection.   (WYWOP fees are lower due to student subsidy and hostel accommodation.)

STEP 4: Payment in full is due JANUARY 31, 2020 Payment details and instruction will follow from the Schladming Tourism office. (Austrian cancellation/refund terms are shown at end of document.) If you do need to work out a payment plan please contact hotel@mideurope.at

STEP 5: Arrive in Schladming on JULY 12, 2020 before 5pm and be part of an incredible experience.



Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, Executive Director WYWOP & WAWOP: wawop@mideurope.at

Carol Riggs, WAWOP assistant: wawop@mideurope.at

Tanja Schweiger, Tourismboard Schladming: hotel@mideurope.at


  • July 12, 2020 – check in at the hotel by 5pm. First meeting at 5:15pm followed by dinner and sectionals.
  • July 13 – July 16, 2020 – daily rehearsals, sectionals, and sight-seeing opportunities
  • July 16, 2020 – outdoor performance as part of the LANGE NACHT – “LONG NIGHT”
  • July 17, 2020 – more rehearsals and sight-seeing
  • July 18, 2020 – dress rehearsal and performance as part of the Mid Europe festival in the congress Schladming
  • July 19, 2020 – departure and checking out after breakfast

The rehearsal language is English.

Typical Day at WAWOP

** Schedule does vary on performance nights and for special Mid-Europe events

7:00am-9:00am Breakfast at your hotel
9:00am-12:00pm Rehearsal Royer or Congress
12:15pm Group Lunch Sporthotel Royer
1:30pm-4:00pm Free time or group activity Hikes, excursions, etc.
4:00pm-6:00pm Sectionals or free time Various locations, see Mid Europe day time performances
6:00pm Group Dinner Royer Sporthotel
7:30pm-9:30pm Rehearsal Royer or Congress
9:30pm-? Free time Pub, Mid-Europe performances