The Penn State School of Music was filled, once again, with talented high school aged students from 12 states and Beirut, Lebanon, for the third annual Honors Music Institute held July 12-18, 2015. After submitting YouTube video auditions, 80 students were selected to participate in the Chamber Choir, Piano, and Wind Ensemble programs. Students spent the week working with School of Music faculty and visiting guest artists in rehearsals, masterclasses, lessons, chamber ensembles and operetta scenes. The impressive efforts of these talented students were brilliantly displayed in the final concerts on Saturday, July 18.
Dates of the fourth annual Honors Music Institute are July 10-16, 2016. This one-week residential program offers an intensive immersion in the art of music making for talented high school students, and is open to students entering grade nine through those graduating in spring 2016. Specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Piano, and Wind Ensemble.
2016 audition and application information will be available January 2016.
From 2015 participants:
- I formed great relationships with many amazing people. The musical gains I have experienced are astronomical.
- I really enjoyed the quality of the program, its directors, and its faculty.
- Truly a remarkable program that does music education justice.