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Austin Peay State University and the
Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts
are proud to host


APSU Honor Orchestra Festival
Oct. 5 - 7, 2017


David Pope Daedalus Quartet Cassandra Brosvik
Philharmonia Conductor
David Pope
Elyria City Schools
Cleveland, OH
Featured Concert Oct. 6, 2017
Daedalus Quartet
Sinfonia Conductor
Cassandra Brosvik
Williamson County Schools
Brentwood, Tenn.


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. The Philharmonia is designed for students with significant orchestral and/or private lesson experience. The Sinfonia is designed for students with some orchestral experience and/or private lessons. 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, Sept. 15, 2017.

Final Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. 

Students: Apply online today!

Teachers: Complete your teacher recommendations online! (application coming soon)

The clinic fee for each Honor Orchestra student selected is $35, which includes lunch and dinner on Friday in the APSU food court and one student ticket to the String Quartet concert Friday evening. This fee is due at registration on Oct. 5.

Students selected to participate will arrive on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5 for the seating audition and evening rehearsal. Students are expected to practice music ahead of time. See the Schedule page for more details about the festival events

Sectionals and clinics will be led by APSU Orchestral Strings faculty. 

Emily Hanna Crane
Dr. Meghan Berindean Dr. Gregory Wolynec
Dr. Emily Hanna Crane
violin & viola
Dr. Meghan Berindean
cello and bass
Dr. Gregory Wolynec
orchestra director


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 
Phone: 931-221-6262
Email:  cranee@apsu.edu

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