Explore Our University’s Dynamic Music Workshops

The Department of Music regularly hosts programs for high school musicians and members of the community.

These events encourage students to strengthen musicianship and provide a great introduction to department programs. Programs and festivals topics rotate regularly. Information on current programs and festivals can be found below.

High school students playing the trumpet at a Honors Band rehearsal.

Honors Band Festival

Feb. 16–18, 2024

This unique event is designed to give talented high school woodwind, brass and percussion players an opportunity to share their passion for music with similarly motivated students. 

Susquehanna invites band directors and students to learn more about the festival. All applications must be received by Dec. 1, 2023. For more information, please contact Dr. Eric L. Hinton at hinton@susqu.edu or 570-372-4296.

Participant Registration Form

Teacher Recommendation Form

Horn Day

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Horn Day is an excellent opportunity for horn playing students grades 7-12 to interact and perform with Susquehanna University’s horn studio led by professor Christi Smith. The day will include masterclasses with SU faculty and a guest artist, a side-by-side horn choir performance, and a SU studio recital. We hope you join us for a day filled with all things horn!

Registration for this event is closed.

Susquehanna University Choral Festival: United We Sing

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023

Susquehanna University’s Director of Choral Activities, Amy Voorhees, invites high school choral ensembles to participate in United We Sing, a one-day clinic and festival concert led by highly acclaimed guest composer, arranger and clinician Dr. René Clausen.

Choral directors can register their full ensemble to perform a song for the clinic and participate in the festival concert or can elect to bring any number of singers to observe the onstage clinic and participate in the festival concert. Both options include a performance by the university’s choir and detailed information for each option is included in the sections below.

Registration for this event is closed.


Single Reed Day

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Susquehanna University Single Reed Day is open to high school (grades 9-12) clarinetists and saxophonists of all backgrounds and skill levels. Hosted by Dr. Gail Levinsky & Dr. Anthony Poehailos, this exciting event features masterclasses, workshops on district audition material and a combined Single Reed ensemble. A brief reception for participants and families will follow the event.

Registration for this event is closed.

Susquehanna String Session

Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

The music department at Susquehanna University invites talented high school string players (grades 9 – 12) to participate in a one-day festival & concluding concert led by Zachary Levi, Director of Orchestras. This event will include the opportunity to work with distinguished Susquehanna faculty, connect with dedicated high school musicians and college music majors, and explore Susquehanna University. The closing program will be presented in the impressive Stretansky Concert Hall at 7 p.m.

Registration for this event is closed.

A Susquehanna student playing the flute during rehearsal.

High School Composition Competition

Save the Date: January 2024
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Maryland high school students currently in grades 9-12 are invited to enter a composition competition hosted by the Department of Music at Susquehanna University.
Learn more about Composition at SU.

The Bramer Piano

Piano Fest

Piano Fest is a full-day festival geared towards K-12 piano students, their teachers and their parents. Offering engaging master classes, workshops for all ages and performances in our beautiful recital halls, this festival is a great way to kick off the school year. Come be inspired and grow your curiosity and creativeness!

Music Meet Summer Programs 

Expand your musical knowledge at our Summer Pre-College Programs! Susquehanna offers weeklong, on-campus workshops for high school students interested in improving their musicianship, polishing their choral repertoire or developing their own voice as they gain skills in music recording and production. 

Choral Institute

Music Production

Orchestra Summit

Wind Ensemble Institute

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