NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

November 10-13, 2016
Grapevine, Texas


About ANHE

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical ensemble; it is a comprehensive, musical and educational experience.

The ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas under the baton of leaders in the field of music education. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles are represented in the following components: 

  •    Concert Band
  •    Mixed Choir
  •    Symphony Orchestra
  •    Jazz Ensemble

“This experience that you’ve given me will keep music in my heart and on my mind for the rest of my life.  Thank you.” – Matthew P., 2015 All-National Honor Ensemble Student.

Video  by Sean McNally

2016 All-National Honor Ensembles Conductors

Concert Band

  • Dr. Paula Crider, Professor Emerita, The University of Texas.  Read more

Symphony Orchestra

  • Dr. William LaRue Jones, Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Iowa.  Read more

Mixed Choir

  • Dr. Anton Armstrong,  Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College. Read more

Jazz Ensemble

  • Todd Stoll, Vice-President of Education for Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Read more
  • Chris Crenshaw, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Trombonist, Guest Conductor and Soloist

2016 All-National Honor Ensembles Rosters

2016 All-National Honor Ensembles Concert

  • 2016 All-National Honor Ensemble Concert will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center, November 13, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Concert order will be:  Jazz Ensemble-Mixed Choir-Intermission-Concert Band-Symphony Orchestra.
  • The concert will be free of charge.

Parent Information

Check out our Parent Track! Interested in participating? Register today! 

  • 2016 Information Page
  • Learn how to help your student succeed in a music driven curriculum, what to do now- before college
  • Music career options-think outside the box
  • Advocacy- Grass roots advocacy
  • All sessions presented by leaders in the field of music and music education
  • Explore our exhibit hall- unrestricted
  • Enjoy continental breakfast Friday and Saturday and happy hour on Thursday!
  • Attend inspirational MusicEd talks! 
  • Experience world class entertainment!


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