Building Bridges and Transforming Lives
Through the Power of Music

What We Do

Your passion is our priority. Whether you’ve begun planning or are still dreaming, our expertise will make your ideal performance and travel experience a reality. From our first call until you return home, we will be your proactive partner, allowing you to focus on what matters most—your people and your program.

To learn how we can serve your choir, band, or orchestra, schedule a call today!


Our full-service team will be with you every step of the way on your next band tour.


Together we’ll create a bespoke choral tour that reflects the unique spirit of your ensemble.


Beyond mere logistics, we create performance experiences that make your ensemble truly shine.

What Our Clients Say


Joseph Martin


My "JOURNEYS WITH JOE" program had been sidelined by the pandemic and this inaugural re-launch of the program proved to be an outstanding experience. Working with PERFORM AMERICA we were able to develop safety protocols that helped keep risks minimal. Working closely with performance venues we were able to find a thoughtful balance that enabled many splendid moments. From museums to state parks, from delicious dining experiences to quiet times around the fireplace, we discovered that singing, sightseeing and safety were not mutually exclusive. We also discovered that audiences were eager for the return of "live” music. The responses to our performance were its own kind of music confirming the pure joy that comes from sharing our song. Through our moments together on this unforgettable trip we were all reminded of the power of music to build community.


Dr. R. Paul Crabb

Director of Choral Activities, University of Missouri

“You all did a very good job at integrating my requests, paying careful attention to the cost, and organizing a well-run tour. The hotels and meals provided were outstanding – among the better I’ve had in all my touring. I found the limited access to the coach absolutely no problem at all. Good choices on when we need a bus and when we can save some cost by using public transport. Also, I appreciate your consideration of my concert arrangements and letting this lower the overall cost.”


Robyn Lana

Founder & Managing Artistic Director, Cincinnati Children's Choir

"It is always a joy and honor to collaborate with Perform International, the finest international tour company. They are masters at finding the balance between learning, performing, seeing, experiencing, and collaborating. Every international tour we have done with them has had healthy and abundantly appreciative audiences (if not standing room only), beautiful venues, and time performing with locals. You experience the country with great depth. You return a bit tired but not overly exhausted, and 100% fulfilled. PI, it was a great honor to lead the festival in Maynooth and Dublin. Thank you for your confidence in me and for your outstanding professionalism, even monitoring flight delays in case you were needed. You stand by your clinicians and your clients. Thank you from me and the Cincinnati Youth Choir."


Dr. Pearl Shangkuan

Director of Choral Activities, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI

"I kept hearing from my singers – how much they enjoyed singing to such a full and appreciative crowd. I could go on and on about the festival, just know it was an experience that I will cherish for a long time to come. PI’s commitment to and follow through in giving all participants a truly rich artistic experience makes it a company after my own heart!"


Dr. Brad Holmes

Director of Choral Programs, Millikin University

"It was a fantastic tour; easily the best international trip I have taken through a company. Particularly gratifying was the final concert in Seville where the choir returned from dinner to see people standing in line waiting to enter the venue. You should extend our thanks and congratulations to the whole staff for a job well done. I’m impressed and you may count me a return customer."


Kevin McBeth

Director of Music, Manchester United Methodist Church

"This was the best tour of this type I’ve encountered, and my singers were extremely impressed. All of the staff, managers, guides and driver were excellent, but I must give special recognition to Dr. Gene Peterson. Besides being a great friend, colleague and host, he represents the best of Perform International and I look forward to working with him again. Remarkable job well done by all!"


Dr. Shane Lynch

Director of Choral Studies, Washinton and Lee University

"I have led many international tours in the past, with varying levels of dissatisfaction with each tour. At the heart of my disappointment was the fact that on every previous tour, the performing time – the most important part of the tour for my choirs – always seemed like an afterthought… Not so with our tour with Perform International. This trip was far and away the best international tour I have taken as a conductor; from the venues to the enthusiastic audiences to the support personnel, PI did a fantastic job. I plan on using them for all of my international travel from now on."


Susan Duprey

Artisitc Director, Nā Pu'ukani (Kona and Windward Choral Societies)

"Dear Perform International, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for an outstanding tour. Everything from the hotels, meals, concert venues, guest singers and instrumentalists to our tour guides was first class. Thank you! I was especially impressed by the musicianship of the guest singers and talent of the instrumentalists. They were a joy to work with and knew their music perfectly."


Dr. Jonathan Babcock

Associate Director of Choral Activities, Texas State University

"Perform International is a customer-focused organization that provides informed and responsible personnel to create a fantastic performance and exchange tour. Perform International went above and beyond our expectations in every aspect; accommodations, exchange opportunities and pre-concert publicity. Perform International provided us with a wonderful team of tour guides, drivers and coordinators. Their expertise and professionalism far exceeded our expectations."


Dr. Anton Armstrong

Conductor, The St. Olaf Choir

"I am happy to endorse my colleague and friend Dr. Gene Peterson. I believe that he is a person of integrity and class. His alliance with Perform International will ensure a fine experience in performance and cultural exchange, connecting people to people through the universal language of music."


Dr. Troy Robertson

Director of Choirs, Tarleton State University

"Perform International and their Managing Director, Zoe Franciscus, were able to craft a travel experience that met our needs, both philosophically and financially. Throughout the process of preparing for the trip, Perform International’s staff was accessible, prompt, and clear in their communications. They were responsive and courteous. Our accommodations in Japan were excellent, our guides friendly and organized, and the concerts were experiences my students will remember always. The staff at Perform International helped Tarleton tour Japan and helped make the trip one we will never forget."


Dr. Miguel Felipe

President, Hawai'i ACDA/ Assistant Professor of Music, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

"Thank you for your contributions to the Hawai‘i chapter of the American Choral Directors Association’s annual Round Up on September 26, 2015, at Sacred Hearts Academy. This year was especially wonderful as we got the chance to welcome Dr. Tim Sharp, executive director of our national ACDA office. Hosting Dr. Sharp for those few days gave us the perfect chance to show him what is so special about our community. Then, of course, it was a delight to celebrate all together with the closing concert in SHA’s beautiful chapel. That ‘choral sampler’ really showed off so much of the best of our community and was as rousing for Dr. Sharp and the HI-ACDA board as for the many participants and large audience. All of this relied on the generosity, talents, and efforts of many but wouldn’t have been possible without Perform International’s visionary, steady, and true support of our community. Mahalo."

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Professor Yang Hongnian

Professor at Central Conservatory of Music and Resident Conductor & Artistic Director of the China Children's Choir

"Dear Esteemed Conductor, It gives us great pleasure to highly recommend the services of PERFORM INTERNATIONAL and its founders and directors, Mr. Paul Lam and Mr. Henry Ou. Since the early 1990s our choirs have had the privilege of participating in many performance exchanges, organized by Mr. Lam, with a number of choirs, bands and orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. Our presentation at the acclaimed 1994 ACDA National Conference in New York City was an event that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. PERFORM INTERNATIONAL, with its extensive network of locally-based, competent professionals at offices throughout Asia, provides an exceptional level of personalized service and in-depth knowledge of local organizations, persons and conditions that ensures a rewarding and memorable experience. The addition of Dr. Gene Peterson, Director of Performing Tours, with his vast expertise, further emphasizes the commitment of PERFORM INTERNATIONAL to offer the very highest-quality educational and performance activities that will be extremely rewarding to the choirs, orchestras and bands that are fortunate to participate in exchanges organized by PERFORM INTERNATIONAL. We recommend PERFORM INTERNATIONAL as the preferred agency for music ensembles and dance troupes wishing to travel and perform in Asia."

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Dr. William D. Hall

Notable Conductor and Founder of William Hall Chorale, Orange, CA

"The staff of PERFORM INTERNATIONAL are professionals in music and tourism and special events. No one can rival their ability to put on the very best exchanges, performances, and tours for choirs, orchestras, and bands. For those reasons and more, I am happy to endorse PERFORM INTERNATIONAL, my good friend Paul Lam and Dr. Gene Peterson. I have known both Paul and Gene for over 15 years."

Amazing Performances & Stunning Destinations

We’re excited for another year helping both audiences and musicians to be illuminated by music and transformed by performance.

Transforming Musicians into Performers

On stage, a musician becomes a performer. The camaraderie and confidence generated through this transformation is nothing short of life-changing.

New festivals coming soon!