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Honors Music Institute

EXTENDED DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING-You don't want to miss this fantastic week!

For HMI 2019, JULY 14-20!

Everyone is invited to audition/apply, with audition videos/applications from TENOR and BASS VOICES, BASSOONS, TUBAS, JAZZ PIANO and JAZZ GUITAR especially welcomed! In addition, there are still openings in the PIANO and MUSIC TECHNOLOGY programs.
Scholarships will be available for needed voices and instruments. We look forward to receiving your materials!

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 seventh 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 2019, 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) and Piano (up to 24 students). Students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2019 (current 8th graders) through students who will graduate in the spring of 2019 (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.  You will be notified via email regarding your acceptance/non-acceptance to The Honors Music Institute by Thursday, June 6, 2019. 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, 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 select an area of study below for further information regarding audition videos and applications.

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.”

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