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2015 Honor Orchestra Festival

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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. 1-3, 2015

Scott Laird black and white photo
       Harlem Quartet      Allison Cowan
Philharmonia Conductor
Scott Laird
North Carolina School of Science and Math
Durham, N.C.
Featured Concert
Oct. 2, 2015
Harlem Quartet
New York, N.Y.
Sinfonia Conductor
Allison Cowan
Williamson County Schools
Franklin, 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. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. 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 Oct. 1.

Students selected to participate will arrive on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1 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 faculty:

Emily Hanna Crane
       Eli Lara      Gregory Wolynec
Dr. Emily Hanna Crane
violin & viola
Dr. Eli Lara
cello & 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

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