How to get the most out of your summer program
Pictured clockwise from top left: author Angela Schwarzkopf, Elizabeth Hainen, Justine Azar, Ginetta Baril, Elizabeth Volpé Bligh, Sebastian Gobbels, Joan Holland, Katherine, Siochi, and Kathleen Hopkins
I often describe my first harp camp experience as the life changing moment in my harp development. At that time, I was in university and the only harpist in my program. Although that offered me a lot of opportunity within the school, it also shielded me from the vastness of the harp community. Halfway through my undergraduate studies, I decided to attend a summer harp camp. I picked up my copy of Harp Column and looked through the summer programs to find the right camp for me. What followed was an amazing exposure to the world of harp; I met harpists from around the world and studied with new teachers who showed me different thoughts and ideas. I was inspired to raise my level, practice more, think more, and work more. I returned home from the camp a new harpist.