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Honors Music Institute

JULY 16-22, 2017


We are pleased to announce that the fifth annual Honors Music Institute will be held July 16-22, 2017! 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 2017. Specific areas of study include Chamber Choir (32 students), Piano (12-24 students), Wind Ensemble (50 students), and NEW this year, Jazz Combo (8 students).

2017 audition and application information will be available HERE in January 2017. Please check back then!
Questions? Email Jayne Glocke (Honors Music Institute Director) at:

From 2016 participants:
-By far, HMI as taught me more technique and musicianship than any place else. HMI really helps talented musicians grow and see where they can improve.
-I really loved the campus, all the faculty and counselors, and meeting a bunch of friendly, talented, and passionate musicians. Overall, I was very impressed with the program at Penn State and I have learned so much!
-The faculty in the School of Music are truly world class. Everyone is willing to help and they are one of the leading reasons that Penn State is the school I want to attend.
-Probably the best music camp experience I've ever had.
-I learned more in the last week than I ever thought I would. I believe that I have already improved and I'm a better musician now than I was one week ago.
-There's no way to describe exactly what was felt, it was magical.
-This is an amazing experience. The institute offers many opportunities to study with some of the best professors in the US. The camp in its entirety has truly changed how I play for the better.

Visit our Facebook page at for more participant comments about this outstanding program!

Chamber Choir Piano ensemble wind  ensemble