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Honors Music Institute

July 17-23, 2016

The Penn State summer music camp (The Honors Music Institute) is one of the most exciting of its kind for talented high school musicians. The Institute is an intensive, week long immersion in the art of music making for talented high school students. As one of the most exciting summer music camps of 2016, specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Piano and Wind Ensemble. Students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2016 (current 8th graders) through students who will graduate in the spring of 2016 (current seniors) are eligible to audition.

Accepted students will participate in masterclasses, private lessons, chamber music, student recitals and large ensembles. All institute participants will study with renowned School of Music faculty and acclaimed guest artists.

Students may submit audition materials for more than one area of study, but will be placed in only ONE, based on the review of the audition videos. Audition videos/applications are being accepted now! Preference will be given to audition videos/applications received by Monday, May 16, 2016. You will be notified via email regarding your acceptance/non-acceptance to The Honors Music Institute by Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Please visit the "How to Apply" page (link found on left side of this page) for information regarding fees for Honors Music Institute participants.

All events will take place in the Penn State School of Music on the beautiful University Park campus. Students will be housed in Penn State dormitories.

Please select an area of study below for further information regarding audition videos and applications.

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.

Chamber Choir Piano ensemble wind  ensemble