A Program of Honeywell Arts & Entertainment
Honeywell Arts Academy is comprised of three, full-scholarship institutes that provide a nurturing space for creativity to positively impact the next generation of musicians.
Founded in 2008, Wabass Institute for double bass musicians quickly became known to the bass community as a premier summer program. Today, Wabass alumni hold esteemed positions in the Royal Concertgebouw, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and many more. Others have founded small ensembles and entrepreneurial initiatives such as the groups, Sybarite5 and Westbound Situation.
In 2020 upon the completion of Wabass' 13th season, Artistic Director Ranaan Meyer, Honeywell Foundation CEO Tod Minnich, and the Honeywell Foundation team decided to expand programs to form the Honeywell Arts Academy.
Today, Honeywell Arts Academy is a full fellowship summer music institute held annually in Wabash, Indiana at the Eagles Theatre, a venue of Honeywell. The Academy now features three institutes:
Resonance - Innovative Entrepreneurial Musicians
Soundboard - Pianists
Wabass Institute - Double Bassists
All three are fueled by the same mission to foster an inclusive, supportive environment where ideas are free-flowing from teacher to student and vice versa, a philosophy we refer to as the “sharing of knowledge”. Each respective component comes together for an intensive period of musical development including what it takes to thrive as a musician and the invaluable effect of spreading the joy of music to positively impact the human spirit.
For more information regarding Honeywell Arts Academy, please visit www.honeywellartsacademy.org.
Witness the talent of Honeywell Arts Academy scholars as they present a live performance at the end of each institute!
Wabass Institute Performance
Fri. June 16
Now in its 16th year, Wabass Institute is a staple of summer music in the Wabash community. Wabass dazzles audiences with the agility each scholar brings to the double bass. Faculty mentors Eric Larson, Ranaan Meyer, and Hal Robinson curate a wonderful evening of musicianship and personality. Concluding the performance, guests are invited to a meet and greet reception to mingle with the artists and faculty mentors. Tickets $35; $10 with student ID.
Soundboard Institute Performance
Fri. June 23
Soundboard showcases the work of 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. Concluding the performance, guests are invited to a meet and greet reception to mingle with the artists and faculty mentors. Tickets $10, $25, $45, $75.
Resonance Institute Performance
Fri. June 30
The Resonance performance lies at the intersection of the pristine technical training of classical musicians and cross-genre fluidity, culminating in an indescribable musical experience. Featuring faculty mentors Pianist Peter Dugan, GRAMMY-winning Time for Three; Violinists Nicolas Kendall & Charles Yang, Double Bassist Ranaan Meyer, the performance will include musical favorites as well as original compositions. Concluding the performance, guests are invited to a meet and greet reception to mingle with the artists and faculty mentors. Tickets $10, $25, $45, $75.
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.
Checks can be mailed to Honeywell Arts Academy c/o The Honeywell Foundation, 275 W. Market St., Wabash IN 46992
Honeywell Arts Academy is a program of the Honeywell Foundation, a non-profit arts organization. Monetary gifts to the arts academy are tax deductible.