Skip Navigation

2016 Honor Orchestra Festival

Honor Orchestra HomeHonor Orchestra ApplicationHonor Orchestra ScheduleHonor Orchestra CliniciansHotels & MealsDirections

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

APSU Honor Orchestra Festival
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016

       Attacca Quartet      Allyson Finck conducting orchestra
Philharmonia Conductor
Rebecca MacLeod
Greensboro, N.C.
Featured Concert
Sept. 30, 2016
Attacca Quartet
New York, N. Y.
Sinfonia Conductor
Allyson Finck
Maryville Schools
Maryville, 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. 9, 2016.

Final Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. 

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.

StudentsApply online today!

TeachersComplete your teacher recommendations online!

The clinic fee for each Honor Orchestra student selected is $30, which includes lunch and dinner on Friday in the APSU food court and one student ticket to the Harlem Quartet Friday evening. This fee is due at registration on Sept. 29.

Students selected to participate will arrive on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29 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
             Gregory Wolynec
Dr. Emily Hanna Crane
violin & viola
Professor Meghan Carey
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

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter