Round Top Festival Institute – 2025

The Round Top Festival Institute is an exclusive performance that is part of our Next Level Performance Series hosted by Next Level Initiatives in collaboration with Perform America – TX, LLC. We are thrilled to offer this performance opportunity in this amazing, acoustically sound venue to provide ensembles a quality performance, recording opportunity and chance to work with one of our highly qualified clinicians.

Your Next Level performance experience will include:

  • Performance
  • 90 minutes on stage which may include
    • Set up/Warm up time
    • Collaboration with the recording engineer (David Smith, Music Smith Audio)
    • Time to check balance
    • Clinic on stage
    • Performance of prepared concert program
  • Other dates can be made available upon request. We will include a professional audio recording, and video recording. Please call 512-229-1985 for pricing on a custom date request as it would differ from festival performances dates listed above.


April 11th – 12th: (Friday & Saturday)

May 2nd & 3rd: (Friday & Saturday)

Click here to REGISTER for the


Round Top Festival Institute – Next Level Performance 

Testimonials from Directors and Clinician:

“What a truly amazing venue. Wood everywhere you look. Translation…stunning acoustics, like playing inside a string bass. And, the recordings I sampled were as even and clear as I have ever heard. Certainly, Round Top is a wonderful music-making destination.”

— Richard Floyd
UIL State Director of Music Emeritus

“Love this stage, kids can hear across the stage very well and out in the hall it’s even better! I encourage everyone to consider coming here.”

— Kerry Taylor
Director of Bands
Westlake High School

“I can’t recommend this performance venue enough to my colleagues. We’re happy that Next Level Initiatives and Perform America- TX, LLC are providing this opportunity for ensembles across the state in these Next Level Performances at venues like Round Top.”

— Mike Howard
Director of Bands
Vandegrift High School

“That’s part of the magic of going to a festival like this, to perform in a space that is truly beautiful and will  accept the beauty of the music you have prepared”

— Gary Green
Emeritus Director of Bands
Frost School of Music at The University of Miami