Honor Orchestra

Wayne State University Honor Orchestra

Thursday November 9, 2023

Wayne State University is pleased to invite your finest students to participate in the annual Honor Orchestra Day which will be held on Thursday November 9, 2023. This daylong event will take place on the campus of Wayne State University. Your students will work with Professor Douglas Bianchi, conductor of our University Orchestra, and our string faculty who are members of the Detroit Symphony. They will also interact and perform side by side with the members of our University Orchestra, as well as other college students who are involved with education. The day will conclude with a gala concert that will feature all String Day participants performing side by side with the University Orchestra under the direction of Doulgas Bianchi. No fee is required from the participants.

Selection of participants in the Honor Orchestra will be based on the recommendation and assessment of their school orchestra director.

How to Nominate Students

The nomination process is easy and can be done online. Follow this link to the Honor Orchestra Nomination Form:


Director Nomination ONLY

Student Nominations Will Not Be Accepted


Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2023 deadline extended to October 12, 2023!

Students selected for the Honor Orchestra will be notified by October 16, 2023. At that time, parents and students will receive detailed information about the day's schedulewhere to park, what to bring, and other information. We kindly request that you only nominate students who can make the commitment for the entire day.

Honor Orchestra Schedule

A full schedule will be sent upon selection for the Honor Orchestra. You can expect to arrive around between 8:30am-9:30am, have rehearsals, workshops, and enjoy a lunch pizza party! There will be enough time for dinner before the culminating performance at 6:30pm in the Student Center Ballroom, located at 5221 Gullen Mall.

What better way is there to energize your students than to have them participate in a great day of music making! Thank you for encouraging your students to participate in this year's event. We would especially like to invite any students considering a career in music, as well as students considering attending WSU in the future.

Contact information:

Email: music@wayne.edu

Phone: (313) 577-1795