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Honors Music Institute

Honors Music Institute

Honor Music Institute to be held July 17th-23rd 2022.  Application Deadline Extended to May 27th!

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The Penn State summer music camp (The Honors Music Institute) is one of the most exciting of its kind for talented high school musicians. Now in its eighth year, 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 2022, specific areas of study include Chamber Choir (32 students), Jazz Combo (8 or mores students), Wind Ensemble (50 students), Music Technology (up to 10 students), Composition (up to 6 students), and Piano (up to 24 students). Students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2022 (current 8th graders) through students who will graduate in the spring of 2022 (current seniors) are eligible to audition. 

Accepted students in this year's institute will participate in masterclasses, special topics classes, large ensembles, and will have the opportunity to enroll in a 30 minute private lesson. 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 in February, 2022. Preference will be given to audition videos/applications received by April 29, 2022.  Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2022.  You will be notified via email regarding your acceptance/non-acceptance to The Honors Music Institute the week of June 1, 2022. Please visit the "How to Apply" page (link found on left side of this page) for information regarding registration and costs for Honors Music Institute participants. 

 When delivered in-person, all events will take place in the Penn State School of Music on the beautiful University Park campus, with all performances occurring in the School of Music’s brand new, state of the art Recital Hall. Students will be housed in Penn State resident halls located near the School of Music. 

Please review the Conferences and Institutes 2022 Covid-19 guidlines.  The pdf is available below and on the Acceptd page.

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

Chamber Choir composition wind ensemble
jazz combo hmi piano music technology hmi