Honor Ensembles at the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha
Music for All presents three positively life-changing honor ensemble experiences for the nationâ€™s outstanding high school concert band, orchestra and jazz musicians. As part of the Music for All National Festival, the honor ensembles provide a national stage and world-class learning and performance opportunities with distinguished conductors, artists and master teachers.
2015 Music for All National Festival
March 11-14, Indianapolis, IN
To learn more about the 2015 ensembles click the links under each ensemble listed below. Click the "Apply Now" button to learn more about the audition requirements and deadlines for each ensemble and to download an application.
Honor Band of America
Since its inception in 1992, the Honor Band of America has earned a national reputation as one of the nationâ€™s finest student concert honor bands. With the opportunity to rehearse and perform with renowned conductors and world-class guest artists, to premiere new commissioned works for concert band and perform for a â€śdream audience" of outstanding high school musicians and educators from across the country, the Honor Band of America is a â€śmust" for the finest young musicians.
2015 Conductor: Kevin Sedatole
Honor Orchestra of America
The Honor Orchestra of America provides a truly "positively life-changing experience" for outstanding string players, orchestral winds and percussion. Presented in cooperation with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Honor Orchestra of America performs two shared concerts with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as part of their Subscription Series, at Hilbert Circle Theatre.
2015 Conductor: Franz Anton Krager, Director of Orchestras, University of Houston Moores School of Music
Music Director: Larry J. Livingston
Jazz Band of America
Music for Allâ€™s tradition of outstanding national honor ensembles showcasing the finest high school musicians includes the Jazz Band of America. The Jazz Band of America is comprised of high school musicians, selected by recorded audition. The Jazz Band of America is recognized as one of the top honor ensembles for young musicians in the nation, with a prestigious legacy and reputation for the highest level of excellence. Many members of the Jazz Band of America are also selected for the GRAMMYÂ® jazz bands.
2015 Conductor: Shelly Berg