HONEYWELL ARTS ACADEMY
JUNE 2023 | EAGLES THEATRE | WABASH IN
Every summer, the best and brightest emerging musicians from around the globe come together in Wabash for weeks of collaboration and innovation.
The end result for them is the priceless gaining of knowledge, skills, and connections.
The end result for you? You'll see first-hand their new musical perspectives as they perform for you LIVE on stage to celebrate these life-changing experiences.
And get ready for surprises. With a faculty that includes the GRAMMY-winning trio Time For Three, you never know who may join the scholars on stage!
Don't miss your opportunity to see the newest emerging musical talent during the 2023 Honeywell Arts Academy.
Wabass Institute scholars will dazzle you with the double bass. Faculty mentors Eric Larson, Ranaan Meyer, and Hal Robinson curate a wonderful evening of musicianship and personality. Stick around after the show to mix and mingle with the scholars!
Soundboard Institute scholars are international pianists with a focus on standard repertoire. Soundboard is led by faculty mentors Matti Raekaillo and Peter Dugan as they stretch these classically trained musicians' boundaries to include jazz, funk, and more. Stick around after the show to mix and mingle with the scholars!
Resonance Institute scholars are at the intersection of the pristine technical training of classical musicians and cross-genre fluidity, resulting in an indescribable musical experience. Resonance features faculty mentors Pianist Peter Dugan and members of the GRAMMY-winning trio Time for Three - Nicolas Kendall, Charles Yang, and Ranaan Meyer. Stick around after the show to mix and mingle with the scholars!
ABOUT THE ACADEMY
During each of the three week-long institutes, scholars collaborate with world-renowned faculty in an inclusive environment with a focus on free-flowing ideas - a philosophy we refer to as "sharing of knowledge."
Scholars and faculty bond through group classes, workshops, excursions, performances, and sometimes just hanging out!
If you find yourself in downtown Wabash in June, keep an eye out.... these energetic scholars will be around. Be sure to welcome them to Wabash, and make plans to see them LIVE during the public performances, and hang out with them afterwards at a post-show reception!
GRAMMY-winning, Emmy-winning, and Gold record double bassist Ranaan Meyer is a founding member and performer with the string trio Time for Three and a solo performing artist, composer, and educator.
As founder and Artistic Director of the Academy, Ranaan's vision for the program follows three key points:
Top-level musicians and individuals participating
Full scholarship for everyone who attends.
A philosophy he calls the “sharing of knowledge”
He says, "The 'sharing of knowledge' philosophy creates a foundation that empowers everyone to learn from one another. Through research, we identified this is not always the benchmark for everyone. During my final lesson with my mentor Hal Robinson (also an Academy faculty mentor), I asked what I could do to pay back the incredible wisdom I had gained over the years. He responded to 'simply pay it forward.' The vision for Honeywell Arts Academy is about empowering through the sharing of knowledge philosophy, which is - and will create - a benchmark for a new world to search for empowering themselves individually and as a community. "
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The Honeywell Arts Academy is committed to bringing progressive arts education of the utmost quality to the next generation of innovative musicians. The full-scholarship model allows for talent and artistry to be the only deciding factor, but without tuition revenue we rely on the generous support of our donors. Your contribution of any amount will make a remarkable impact. Donors are eligible for exciting benefits! Learn more or donate now