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Honor Music Festival

Honor Music Festival 2022

The Shepherd University School of Music is excited to announce its Seventeenth Annual Honor Music Festival to be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend—Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16, 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming young musicians to our campus for three days of rehearsals, master classes, and performances each year. It’s a special occasion to make excellent music together and learn from guest conductors and Shepherd faculty.

The Honor Music Festival will provide select students opportunities to:
• Create great music with other serious high school musicians from the four-state area
• Collaborate with Shepherd University conducting faculty and guest conductors
• Perform in the Sunday, January 16th concert
• Benefit from master classes, performances, and clinics by our outstanding applied faculty
• Enjoy performances by the Shepherd University Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Choral Ensembles, and faculty chamber ensembles.

Conductors for the Honor Music Festival are Dr. Scott Hippensteel for the Wind Ensemble, Dr. Kurtis Adams for the Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Rachel Carlson and Dr. Robert Tudor for the Choral Ensemble. Honor Wind Ensemble special guest conductor is Dr. Mark McCoy, and Honor Jazz Ensemble special guest conductor is Mr. Kenny Rittenhouse.

We will continue to monitor health and safety protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and will keep participants and their directors informed as we get closer to Honor Festival weekend.

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We hope you make plans to join us for the Honor Music Festival in January 2022. In the meantime, stay safe and stay healthy!

Dr. Kurtis Adams                                                        Dr. Rachel Carlson
Director of Jazz Studies                                             Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Scott Hippensteel                                                 Dr. Robert Tudor
Director of Instrumental Studies                             Director of Vocal Activities