EAST BRUNSWICK – Melanie Sonatore of East Brunswick was among a select group of high school students who recently participated in Susquehanna University’s weeklong Wind Ensemble Institute.
The residential summer program for talented high school musicians focuses on chamber music and symphonic wind ensemble performance, with a full daily schedule of rehearsals, private lessons, seminars and performances at the college, which is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
Students are admitted to the program by audition and have the opportunity to interact with distinguished Susquehanna faculty and other musically gifted peers, according to information provided by the university.
The program culminates in a public concert conducted by Eric L. Hinton, associate professor of music and director of bands at Susquehanna.
In addition to professional training and performing, participants enjoy social activities such as a game night, a pool party and a trip to Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
Sonatore is a 2016 graduate of East Brunswick High School.