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Honors Music Institute

JOIN US! JULY 15-21, 2018

Now in it's 6th year, 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 2018, specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo and Wind Ensemble. Students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2018 (current 8th graders) through students who will graduate in the spring of 2018 (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 will be accepted beginning January 8, 2018.  Preference will be given to audition videos/applications received by Tuesday, May 1, 2018. You will be notified via email regarding your acceptance/non-acceptance to The Honors Music Institute by Wednesday, June 6, 2018. 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 resident halls located near the School of Music.

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

From 2017 participants:

This program truly provides musicians with the most quality music education available.”

“My experience at HMI 2017 was very positive and uplifting."

“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. ”

“The environment here is truly magical, and I would recommend this camp to anyone that has a passion for music.”

“It was one of the best weeks of my life.”

Chamber Choir wind ensemble jazz combo