Larry J. Livingston
Artistic Director and Conductor
Chair, Conducting Department, Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California
The national Honor Orchestra of America is an inspiring, meaningful, and thrilling experience for outstanding high school orchestra musicians. Students get to rehearse and perform with a renowned conductor and perform for a “dream audience” of outstanding school musicians and educators from across the United States.
Honor Orchestra of America members hail from across the country, from music programs large and small. Our Honor ensemble alumni have gone on to impressive musical careers as instrumentalists and educators in some of our country’s leading musical institutions. More have gone on to be supporters of music education thanks to the spark created from experiences like this.
How to Apply
Members are selected from recorded audition and application. Applicants receive written evaluation on their audition recording. The application fee is $45.
Audition Video Recommendations:
HONOR ORCHESTRA OF AMERICA STRINGS AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
HONOR BAND AND ORCHESTRA: WINDS AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
HONOR BAND AND ORCHESTRA: PERCUSSION AUDITION REQUIREMENTS