The Honor Orchestra of America provides a truly "positively life-changing experience" for outstanding string players, orchestral winds and percussion.
- September 15, 2013 (Final Deadline)
- All audition recordings due by October 1, 2013
Larry J. Livingston
Conductor of Thornton Orchestras
University of Southern California
Sey Ahn, Conductor
Symphony No. 7, op. 60 in C major (Leningrad) - Dmitri Shostakovich
Movement 1, Allegretto
Larry Livingston, Conductor
Larry J. Livingston, conductor of the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Honor Orchestra of America, talks about music and finding the best in musicians!
Highlights of participation include:
- Written evaluation of auditions for all Honor Orchestra of America applicants
- Instrumental master classes with respected professionals
- One year subscription to SmartMusic® for selected members
- Honor Orchestra of America member and family reception
- Personalized certificate, patch and exclusive Honor Orchestra of America member lapel pin
- DVD and CD recording of the Honor Orchestra of America Concert and group photograph
- Honor Orchestra of America members are eligible to be nominated for The Revelli Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Music for All National Festival participating senior intending to study music performance or music education and pursue a career as a music educator
- The "credential" of membership in an elite "family" that includes only a select number of the nation’s most outstanding young musicians
"I can honestly say that I have never been a part of nor seen a more amazing program for high school students. I was moved to tears more than once by the performances of the orchestra and I was astonished at the professionalism and expertise in which they handled themselves. Thank you for a positively life-changing experience."
Mindy Dauner, Orchestra Director, South H.S., NE
"At the first orientation meeting you said that our stay in Indianapolis would be a 'positively life-changing experience' – and I was skeptical. I just wondered how playing in yet another orchestra would actually change my life. But by the end of Saturday, I realized that my life had been changed. I met other amazing players, had the opportunity to play with Mr. Livingston, and, of course, played Nimrod and the finale of Shostakovich 5. Nothing gets better than that. I look forward to auditioning for next year’s orchestra!"
Joy Mulhollan, Bass, Dobson H.S., AZ