As a member of HSMA, students have the opportunity to participate in many different festivals and honors groups. Here is a brief introduction to these opportunities, with more information available through links on the HSMA website.
Large Ensemble Festivals
Large ensemble festivals are for bands, orchestras and choirs. Because HSMA is a member of the YAC and the MSVMA, HSMA large ensembles are able to participate in festival and receive ratings. Large ensemble festivals include YAC Festival (bands, choirs, and orchestras) and MSVMA Choral Festival (choirs).
Solo and Small Ensemble Festivals
Solo and Ensemble festivals are for single performers and ensembles (usually as many as eight members). Solo and small ensemble festivals in which HSMA students may participate include YAC S&E (string, wind and percussion), MSVMA S&E (vocal), BJU Fine Arts Festival (string, wind, percussion and voice), and HSMA Elementary S&E (sponsored by HSMA).
HSMA students are eligible to be considered for a number of different honors ensembles. These include the YAC Honors Recital and Honors Orchestra and the Michigan Music Conference All-State Choir (sponsored by the MSVMA).