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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The deadline to apply is Sept. 8, 2023. For more information, contact Dr. Levi at email@example.com or 570–372–4287.