Student Honor Workshops
The Spivey Hall Student Choral and Instrumental Workshops began in October 1994 under the artistic direction of the legendary conductor Robert Shaw. These intensive, multi-day programs serve metro-Atlanta educators and their most capable students by providing them with the opportunity to work with renowned choral and instrumental clinicians.
The workshops expand students’ knowledge of a variety of repertoire, develop their music-reading skills, and enhance their technical abilities. The Spivey Hall Honor Workshops seek not only to give young people the rare opportunity to perform in a world-class concert hall but also to develop their talents through music and interaction with other dedicated students. Student scholarships are available.
- Participants must be talented musicians, well-behaved students, and available for every rehearsal in its entirety. The full schedule is listed below.
- Students must be nominated by a music educator to participate. Nomination does not guarantee participation.
- Accepted participants must commit to the full schedule listed in the workshop details.
Choral and instrumental teachers from surrounding middle and high schools are also invited to observe the guest clinicians as they work with the students, with the option to earn professional learning credit at the same time. The Spivey Hall Honor Workshops seek not only to give young people the rare opportunity to perform in a world-class concert hall but also to develop their talents through music and interaction with other dedicated students.
Nominating educators may opt for school-pay (you pay with one check or credit card for all of the nominated students) or individual-pay (students and their families pay their registration fee separately.) Nominating teachers are copied on All acceptance and registration correspondence.
OCT 4-6, 2018 - TREBLE HONOR CHOIR, Mary Biddlecombe, clinician - male and female singers in grades 6, 7, and 8 in Fall 2018; required preparatory rehearsal Saturday September 29, 10am-5pm
OCT 18-20, 2018 - HIGH SCHOOL HONOR CHOIR , René Clausen, clinician- male and female singers grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 in Fall 2017; required preparatory rehearsal Saturday October 13, 10am-5pm
NOV 8-9, 2018 - HONOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (nomination form coming soon!), James Palmer, clinician - male and female string players grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 in Fall 2017, required preparatory rehearsal Thursday November 1, 2pm-8pm
MAR 9, 2019 - ELEMENTARY HONOR CHOIR, Craig Hurley, clincian - male and female singers grades 4 & 5. Teachers who nominate students will be eligible to participate in a concurrent professional development workshop with Dr. Martha Shaw at no cost. Nominations for this new-for-2019 workshop and registration for the professional development opportunity will open in late fall 2018.
Coming in Fall 2018!