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Honors Music Institute

ATTENTION! (June 10) We are still able to consider applications from students who play oboe, trombone, tuba or percussion, and from those who sing tenor or bass. We will accept applications from these instruments and voices until positions are filled.

Still looking for a summer music camp? 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 Penn State Honors Music 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 2014, specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Piano and Wind Ensemble. Students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2014 (current 8th graders) through students who will graduate in the spring of 2014 (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 and applications are due Monday, June 2, 2014. You will be notified via email regarding your acceptance/non-acceptance to The Honors Music Institute by Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

All events will take place in the Penn State School of Music on the beautiful University Park campus. Students will be housed in the newly renovated, air conditioned North Halls, located near the School of Music.

"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

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

Chamber ChoirJazz ensemblePiano ensemblewind  ensemble