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Honors Music Institute


Congratulations to the 87 incredibly talented participants selected to attend the 2019 Honors Music Institute for a most remarkable week of music making!  Students from 8 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 20.

Dates of the seventh annual Honors Music Institute are July 12-18, 2020, 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 2020. Specific areas of study include Chamber Choir, Jazz Combo, Music Technology and Wind Ensemble.

2020 audition and information regarding applications will be available January 2020.

From 2019 participants:

"HMI, no matter what group you attend, is a life changing experience. My favorite part of HMI was learning less about the notes on the page and more about the feeling of music and to look at the bigger picture of music. I would HIGHLY reccomend that anyone and everyone who has the slightest though of keeping music in their life (and everyone should), should participate in HMI."

“This has honestly been one of the best musical experiences of my life. Nearly every person at HMI was great, from my fellow campers who were all good and honest people whom I would love to see again, to the counselors who each added something to the experience, to last but not least, the teachers who cared so much about music you could feel it in the air. HMI, without a doubt made me a better musician and I truly feel that I will use what I have learned at HMI throughout my life regardless of whether or not I go into music.”

Chamber Choir wind ensemble
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