The Music Institute holds regularly scheduled recitals in the Monteabaro Recital Hall of the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. All students are invited to participate; students must be recommended by their teachers, however, to perform on the Honors Recital.
Studio & Competition Prep Recitals
Music Institute faculty may schedule recitals for their Institute students throughout the year in the Monteabaro Recital Hall. It gives our students the opportunity to obtain vital experience in a more relaxed performance setting. For those students preparing to participate in the many music competitions for school-aged children, the competition preparation recitals are a good opportunity to become "competition ready".
Little Patuxent Opera Institute
LPOI is an intensive vocal workshop for those looking to expand their acting & vocal technique and who also want to engage in a fully staged operatic performance expereince. Performance selections range from aria and ensembles in the opera and operetta repertoire to shorter complete works. Auditions are held in the Winter and Spring. The workshop itself runs for five weeks in the summer and includes classes, lessons, rehearsals, and a weekend of performances. To learn more about the LPOI, please click here.
Gemini Piano Trio Chamber Music Workshop
Each summer, the Gemini Piano Trio offers their 4-week long chamber music workshop. Groups participate in a number of master classes, special sessions, and group coachings. The program culminates in two end-of-summer performances, one at Vantage House and one in the Monteabaro Recital Hall at HCC. To learn more about the GPT Chamber Music Workshop, please click here.
Master Classes: HCC Candlelight Concert Series Master Classes
In conjunction with Candlelight Concert Series and the Howard Community College Music Department, The Music Institute sponsors Master Classes with internationally-known performing artists. Chosen from current HCC/TMI students or alumni, performers play for and learn from the world's leading artists in the intimate and inviting Monteabaro Recital Hall. For information and registration procedures, email Dr. Benjamin Myers or call him at 443-518-4801.
Students of the Music Institute are invited to perform at events sponsored by Howard Community College. TMI students, along with faculty and HCC music students, are often requested to perform at official college functions. Past performances include the Installation of HCC's president, graduation, and various meetings taking place on campus.
The Columbia Orchestra hosts an annual Young Artist Competition. This event is open to all students of string, wind, and percussion instruments through 12th grade who currently reside, attend school, or receive music instruction in Howard County. Previous first place winners are not eligible to reenter the same division. You may visit the CO's website for more information, or download information and the application for the 2013-14 competition here.