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Honors Music Institute


Congratulations to the 79 incredibly talented students selected to attend the 2018 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 musical theater scenes.  The impressive efforts of these talented students were brilliantly displayed in the final concerts on Saturday, July 21.

Dates of the seventh annual Honors Music Institute are July 14-20, 2019, with all final concerts being presented in the School of Music’s new Recital Hall!  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 2019. Specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo and Wind Ensemble.

2019 audition and application information will be available January 2019.

From a 2018 participant:

There is something so special about this camp. Everything and everyone came together in just the right way to inspire a creative spirit that connected us and drove us to achieve more than we ever thought was possible in one week. We not only were taught by Penn State’s incredible music faculty and guest artists, but we also learned how beautiful and diverse the language of music is. I will never forget my experience at HMI. In fact, the lessons I learned go beyond just music and will be ones I will use for the rest of my life no matter where I go or what I just choose to pursue.”

Chamber Choir wind ensemble jazz combo