The Penn State School of Music was filled with talented high school aged students from 14 states, Guam and China for the second annual Honors Music Institute held July 13-19, 2014. After submitting YouTube video auditions, 88 students were selected to participate in the Chamber Choir, Piano, or Wind Ensemble programs. Students spent the week working with School of Music faculty and visiting guest artists in rehearsals, masterclasses, lessons, chamber ensembles and opera scenes. The impressive efforts of these talented students were brilliantly displayed in the final concerts on Saturday, July 19.
Dates of the third annual Honors Music Institute are July 12-18, 2015. 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 2015. Specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Piano, and Wind Ensemble.
2015 audition and application information will be available January 2015."HMI was honestly one of the best experiences I have ever had in my life, both inside and out of music".-R. Thompson '13 participant