The Shepherd University School of Music is excited to announce its 19th Annual Honor Music Festival to be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend – January 12-14, 2024. The festival includes an honor jazz ensemble, choir, and wind ensemble, comprised of outstanding high school students who have been nominated by their music ensemble directors. Participating students rehearse and perform with outstanding conductors and clinicians, participate in master classes with Shepherd faculty, hear performances from the SU ensembles, and benefit from an immersive musical experience.
Our conductors for the Honor Music Festival are Dr. Scott Hippensteel (Wind Ensemble), Dr. Kurtis Adams (Jazz Ensemble), Dr. Steven Grives (Choir). Special guest conductor Dr. Thomas Caneva will conduct the Honor Wind Ensemble, Kevin Woods will conduct the Honor Jazz Ensemble, and Dr. Jeremy Mims will conduct the Honor Choir.