Susquehanna University Orchestral Summit and Mini-Tour
July 7-13, 2024
For High School string players, nominated to serve as "ambassadors" by their directors
• Learn string orchestral literature in SU's welcoming music facility: Selinsgrove, PA
• Experience Washington, DC and Hershey Park
• Perform at host high schools on the road: Alexandria, VA and Hershey, PA
• Return to SU for final performance
Co-Directors Zachary Levi & Jennifer Sacher WIley
a new initiative of the Susquehanna University music department
in consultation with our esteemed colleagues
Brian Buterbaugh • Michael Gamon • Veronica Jackson • LaShae Willits
Mission: The Susquehanna University Orchestra Summit & Mini-Tour seeks to increase opportunities for cross-cultural connections among young orchestral musicians. With music as a connecting language for scholarship and performance, the summit of students and directors is an oasis for intensive orchestral playing and thoughtful communication, promoting cultural empathy and musical growth. The resulting orchestra, encompassing musical ambassadors from participating organizations, will provide a mini-touring experience to major metropolitan areas of the northeast for young musicians.
Schedule & Fees
Sunday, July 7- Saturday, July 13, 2024
Cost per student: $875*
Sunday, 7/7 Arrival, rehearsal
Monday & Tuesday 7/8-7/9
Rehearsals, Seminars, Classes
On the Road
Washington DC touring & fun
Overnight in Alexandria, VA
Concert: Alexandria High School
Rehearsal & overnight in Hershey
Concert: Hershey Area High School
Fun in Hershey Park
Overnight in dorms
FInal party & rehearsal
* Includes all but two meals on tour, FInancial aid available for students who demonstrate need
Directors, do you have students who would benefit from and contribute to this program?
We're looking for string players who have demonstrated solid musicianship, excellent citizenship-- students who enjoy meeting musicians of all cultural backgrounds and recognize music's potential for bringing people together.
Nominate up to 5 players (of any instrument). We'll take it from there!