• Honor Choir

    July 7-12, 2024

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    A college-level music experience

    Study sightsinging, music literature, and how to present yourself as a performer.

  • Prepare for college auditions.

    Learn more about choral music & related fields.


Honor Choir — July 7-12, 2024

Directed by Dr. Kyle Pullen. Enjoy five days of advanced work in choral music and related fields, including music literature, sight-reading, and group voice instruction.

Come to Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas to:

  • Prepare for college auditions! Improve your sightreading!
  • Polish your vocal skills!
  • Become a more secure singer!
  • Explore your other talents!
  • Earn an hour of college credit!

Here's what Honor Choir members had to say about their experience:

"Thank you for such an amazing summer memory! The skills and tools I learned about music I will certainly carry throughout high school and the friendships I made will be just as valuable. The repertoire was engaging and unique and the choreography was fun and high energy."

"I can't praise the program enough! I'm really happy that you do Honor Choir. I've been to a different choir camp and it just wasn't personal like Honor Choir was. I really love being there."

"I love Honor Choir and I plan on coming every year until I'm in college! The entire experience has helped me become a better musician and the friendships built and the memories made there are unforgettable."


Space is limited, so apply early!

The cost for the Summer Honor Choir is $449. That amount is reduced to $349 if you are an All-District Singer or to $299 if you are an All-State Singer. Please indicate if you qualify for this scholarship. A deposit of $100 (partially refundable) is required with this application. You may pay the remainder when you arrive. We now can accept credit card payments over the phone.  Please call the music office at 501-279-4343 if you would like to pay by credit card.  Please include a recent photo with your application.

Transportation from and to the Little Rock airport can be arranged ($20 each way). If you fly, please arrange to arrive on Sunday morning before 11:30.

The Curriculum

Your week at Harding University will give you an opportunity to work intensively in choral music and related fields, simulating a college-level music experience. You'll live in university housing and eat your meals in campus dining facilities. Each day you'll study sight-singing, music literature, and how to present yourself as a performer. And you'll rehearse some great choral literature, preparing for a final concert. There will also be special performances, events, devotionals and recreational activities. Registration is on Sunday afternoon, July 7, between 1:30 and 4:30. The Final Concert will be given on Friday night, July 12, and you may depart after the concert or on Saturday morning. Participants can receive one hour of college credit in Music 1310 (Chorus).


To qualify for participation in this experience you must have special interest and ability in choral music, as verified by your choral director's recommendation. You should have completed the ninth grade by the summer of 2024.

In order to receive college credit for Honor Choir, a student should submit the following by June 1, 2024:

  • Application to Harding; check the First-time Freshman under Enrollment Status, plus $50 application fee
  • Transcript showing 12 hours in solid subjects with a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • ACT score of 19 or SAT combined 90, sent directly from ACT, will not accept computer printouts
  • Two reference letters (academic and character)
  • Verification of two MMR vaccinations. These can be obtained from your high school office.


$449 covers everything—room, board, entertainment and instruction. A deposit of $100 (partially refundable) is required with your application. A scholarship of $150 is offered to All-State Singers, and $100 to All-District or All-Region singers.

The Director and Staff

Kyle Pullen

Dr. Kyle Pullen served as the Director of Choral Activities at Oklahoma Christian University from 2011-2023, where he directed three choral ensembles and taught classes in choral conducting, secondary choral methods, vocal diction, music theory, ear training, music in worship and voice.  He is most excited about his appointment as the Director of Choral Activities at Harding University beginning in August of 2023.  Dr. Pullen holds advanced degrees in choral conducting from the University of Houston and Claremont Graduate University.  Prior to moving to Oklahoma, he spent fourteen years directing choirs at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas.  His ensembles have consistently performed as honor choirs at state conventions in Oklahoma and Texas and at regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association.   He has served his state associations as an auditions committee member of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association and an area and region chair of the Texas Music Educators Association.  Dr. Pullen also enjoys a busy schedule of serving as a clinician for honor choirs in the region.  He has worked as a producer and music director for over twenty musical theater productions, including three of his favorites: Shrek, The Music Man and Brigadoon.  Much of his inspiration comes from his caring wife, Lyndsey, and his wonderful kids, Blaine and Lauren.

About Harding University

Harding University is a private liberal-arts university affiliated with the churches of Christ. Harding's community includes approximately 5,200 students from 50 states and 50 foreign countries. The University is known for its strong academic offerings, for its international programs and for its commitment to spiritual training and involvement.

The school is listed in Peterson's Competitive Colleges and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the South's best universities.

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Honor Choir is overseen by Harding Chorus



Mailing address:
Harding University
Honor Choir
HU 10767
Searcy, AR 72149-5615