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High School Students to Make Beautiful Music at Susquehanna University

June 12, 2009

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – More than 50 select high school musicians will advance their talents at Susquehanna University’s High School Wind Ensemble Institute June 21 through 27. Under the direction of Eric L. Hinton, assistant professor of music and director of bands, and other distinguished faculty members, the student woodwind, brass and percussion players will focus on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance during their week-long stay on campus.

Student musicians entering grades 9 through12 in the 2009-10 academic year were eligible to audition for a spot in the program. Those chosen to come to Susquehanna will spend their days practicing; taking private lessons; exploring music education, conducting and electronic music; and relaxing with game night, an amusement park visit and a pool party.

The week will culminate with the students giving two chamber music concerts on Friday, June 26, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and a wind ensemble concert Saturday, June 27, at 3 p.m. All three concerts, free and open to the public, will take place in the university’s Stretansky Concert Hall.

For more information, contact Eric L. Hinton at 570-372-4296 or visit www.susqu.edu/music.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.

Contact: Karen Jones

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