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APSU Honor Orchestra Festival

Seating auditions will take place upon registration for the Honor Orchestra Festival. Please note that students are expected to prepare the music prior to the festival. Excerpts will not be posted until the first day of the festival. Exact measures for auditions will be listed on the back wall of the lobby behind the registration table and on the walls outside each of the audition rooms. Please have your music marked before the audition in order to expedite auditions. 


  • Black Pants
  • Black Socks
  • Black Shoes
  • Long-Sleeved White Shirt and Dark Tie or Long-Sleeved Black Shirt
  • Optional: Black Jacket


  • Black Pants Or Long Skirts (The Stage is above the ground-floor audience)
  • Black Socks Or Hose
  • Black Shoes
  • ¾-Length Or Long-Sleeved Shirt/Blouse (White Or Black is acceptable)
  • Midriffs must be covered


For out of town students, chaperones, and parents, there is no on-campus housing for this event and hotel prices and overnight accommodations are not included in the cost of the event. There are a number of hotels in the Clarksville area, particularly around Exit 4 off of I-24. Downtown hotels include the Riverview Inn. Some hotels may offer a reduced rate if you let the front desk know that you are visiting APSU for an overnight event but please be aware that many hotels will not have a special rate (even if they've had them in the past). This year please make reservations early as there are several other events taking place on campus this particular weekend.


Students: Lunch and dinner on Friday are included in the registration fee ($35). On Saturday, students and their families may eat on campus or at one of many nearby restaurants. There are several on Riverside Dr. (head West on College St. and turn right onto Riverside Dr.) and near Exit 4 (head East on College St., which turns into Wilma Rudolph Blvd., about 3 miles).

Chaperones: Meals may be purchased in the Cafeteria or in the Food Court, at Einstein's, or at Subway (prices vary).



The Honor Orchestra Festival registration, rehearsals, sectionals, clinics, and Featured Concert are all located in the Music/Mass Communication building on the Main Campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. The University is easily accessible from Exit 4 off Interstate 24.  

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Clarksville is located 40 miles northwest of Nashville and is one mile south of the Kentucky border. It is the 9th fastest growing city in the nation and is near Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Army base.