Music Honors Weekend

Music Honors Weekend

Washington and Lee University's Music Honors Weekend is designed to celebrate the musical accomplishments of outstanding high school juniors and seniors. 

Selected students are invited to visit W&L and spend two days on campus in Lexington, Virginia and have the opportunity to perform in one of three honor ensembles, to interact with W&L music faculty, staff, and students, and to participate in musical breakout sessions and events. 


  • Date: February 2 - 4, 2023
  • Venue: Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
  • Who: Outstanding High School Juniors and Seniors
  • Cost: $120 plus round trip travel to Lexington, Virginia
  • Audition: Registration Form

"I learned an immense amount of technique and made incredible connections with fellow prospective students, W&L students, and faculty."

Former Music Honors Participant

Gregory Parker

Department Head

Erin Phillips

Administrative Assistant

Schedule of Events

B=Band, C=Choir, O=Orchestra

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Time Event Location
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Check-in Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center
4:00 PM Welcome Session and Announcements Wilson Concert Hall
4:30 p.m. Campus Tours Departing from Wilson Hall
6:00 p.m. Dinner Marketplace, Elrod Commons
7:00 p.m.

B - Rehearsal
C - Rehearsal
O - Rehearsal

Wilson Concert Hall
Lykes Atrium, Wilson Concert Hall
Evans Hall

9:00 p.m. Meet hosts and travel to housing Rehearsal spaces

Friday, February 3, 2023

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Marketplace, Elrod Commons
9:00 - 10:45 a.m. B - Rehearsal
C - Rehearsal
O - Rehearsal
Wilson Concert Hall
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
Evans Hall
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Jazz Improv - Wilson 2019
Voice Masterclass - Concert Hall
String Masterclass - Evans Hall
Woodwind Masterclass - Wilson 2010
Brass Masterclass - Wilson 3043
MUS 120 Intro to Music - Wilson 2018

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Break Marketplace, Elrod Commons
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Juniors - Admissions & Financial Aid Session
Seniors - W&L Musicians Panel

Wilson 2017
Wilson Concert Hall
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Recital featuring W&L students Wilson Concert Hall
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. B - Dress Rehearsal
C - Dress for Concert
O - Dress for dinner/Retrieve instruments

Wilson Concert Hall

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. B - Dress for concert
C - Dress Rehearsal
O - Dress/Dinner

Wilson Concert Hall
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner Marketplace, Elrod Commons
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. B - Dinner/Dress for concert
C - Dinner/Dress for concert
O - Dress Rehearsal

Wilson Concert Hall
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Final Concert Wilson Concert Hall
9:15 - 11:00 p.m. All Participants Music/Coffee at ARC Underground
11:00 p.m. Back to housing Various Locations

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Check Out-
You'll be catching a shuttle back to the airport and/or leaving at various times.
Grab continental breakfast in the Marketplace between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., and have safe travels back home!
Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center