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Honors Music Institute

BRAVI TUTTI!

Congratulations to the 80 incredibly talented students selected to attend the 2017 Honors Music Institute for a most remarkable week of music making!  Students from 12 states from across the U.S. spent the week working with renowned School of Music faculty and acclaimed guest artists in large ensembles, chamber ensembles, masterclasses, lessons and operetta scenes.  The impressive efforts of these talented students were brilliantly displayed in the final concerts on Saturday, July 22.

Please visit this website in January for information regarding HMI 2018! 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 2018. Specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Piano, Jazz Combo and Wind Ensemble.

From 2017 participants:

-“This program truly provides musicians with the most quality music education available. Aside from making countless friends, the faculty are truly dedicated to the students and making sure musicians leave as better players and singers than when they arrived.”
-“My experience at HMI 2017 was very positive and uplifting. Many questions that have long been unanswered have finally been resolved thanks to the faculty here at Penn State's School of Music.”
-“This week was the highlight of my summer. I learned so much from all of the different professors, and I truly felt like everyone cared about me as a musician and a person. Thank you for this wonderful experience.”
-“For the past three summers, HMI has been the highlight of my year. I went from never even considering Penn State to seeing myself nowhere else. I cannot thank the counselors, professors, and directors for allowing me to grow so much as both a musician and a person. The environment here is truly magical, and I would recommend this camp to anyone that has a passion for music
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-“It was one of the best weeks of my life.”

Chamber Choir Piano ensemble wind ensemble jazz combo