Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

May 22-24, 2014

 

ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNNING HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVALS IN THE U.S.

 

    Application Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, February 14, 2014

 

 

Music in May was founded in 1948 at Pacific University by Richard A. Green eld to encourage the development of string music in the public schools of the Pacific Northwest. Band and choir were added at the suggestion of high school music directors, who saw in the festival a means of recognizing students whose service to their particular schools was especially noteworthy.


Each year the number of nominees for places at Music in May far exceeds the number who can be accepted. Housing limitations and the natural requirements of each ensemble result in over 500 participants each year, approximately 300 in the choir, 170 in the band and 80 in the orchestra.


Participants' achievements in three days, under distinguished guest conductors culminating in the Saturday afternoon concert, represent not only their own efforts, but those of approximately 170 high school directors who have developed their students’ talents and recommended them for Music in May.

 

Guest Conductors

 

Orchestra   Choir   Band


Edward Cumming

 

 

Doree Jarboe

 

 

Anthony Maiello


The Hart School, University of Hartford, Connecticut

 

Recipient of the Oregon Symphony’s Lifetime Achievement
and Teacher of the Year Award, Portland, Oregon

 

 

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia