2013 Honor Orchestra
Austin Peay State University and the
Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts
are proud to host
APSU Honor Orchestra Festival
Sept. 26-28, 2013
*******Please note, as of Sept. 21, we are no longer accepting applications.********
The Honor Orchestra Festival is designed for high school student string players grades 9-12 upon recommendation of the orchestra director or private teacher.
Since its inception in 2010, student participation in the APSU Honor Orchestra Festival (HOF) has more than tripled. We are excited to announce that we will offer two orchestras in this year's Festival. Gregory Wolynec, Director of Bands and Orchestra at APSU, will conduct the Honor Orchestra, designed for advanced students with significant orchestral and/or private lesson experience. Our guest clinician from Memphis Central High School, Pamela Wilensky will conduct the Festival Orchestra, designed for intermediate students with some orchestral experience. We welcome high school string students of all levels to apply!
To apply, students must submit a completed application and teachers must complete the teacher recommendation form. Priority application deadline is Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Applications must be received no later than Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 for consideration. Applications and recommendations may be submitted using the online forms or by using the downloadable PDF forms, both of which can be accessed on the Application page.
Students: Apply online today!
Teachers: Complete your teacher recommendations online!
The clinic fee for each Honor Orchestra student selected is $25, which includes lunch and dinner on Friday in the APSU food court and one student ticket to the Toomai String Quintet Friday evening. This fee is due at registration on Sept. 26.
Students selected to participate will arrive on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26 for the seating audition and evening rehearsal. See the Schedule page for more details about the festival events
Sectionals and clinics will be led by APSU faculty:
Out-of-town students must be accompanied by the orchestra director, private teacher, or a designated parent chaperone. Chaperones must remain on the APSU campus or have a cell phone number to be reached for emergencies while students participate in the festival. Students, orchestra directors or teachers, and parent chaperones will need to make arrangements for housing in the Clarksville area hotels. Local residents may opt to stay at home.
For more information, please contact
Dr. Emily Hanna Crane, Director