AFA Summer Music Festival

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AFA Summer Music Festival offers intensive music-making experiences and camaraderie for Houston’s young musicians. Led by renowned faculty, students make noteworthy progress that will impact their lives as they continue to grow as musicians. High school harpists audition for the 3 week Orchestra & Chamber Music session that includes 2 orchestra concerts & harp ensemble; younger students audition for the 2 week long String Ensembles (Session 2) that includes string orchestra and harp ensemble.

2021 Program Dates

June 19-July 10 2021 (Grades 9-12 HS Orchestra & Chamber Music); July 10-July 24 2021 (Grades 4-8)

In-person and online options for 2021
In-person only
2 weeks, 3 weeks
Application Deadline
April 24
Harp Instructors
Emily Klein
10 and under, 11-13, 14-18
Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Type of Harp
Pedal harp , Lever harp
Harps are provided by the program
Residency Options
All participants commute
$650 + $35 Enrollment Fee (Middle School); $975 + $35 Enrollment Fee (High School)
Financial Aid
Yes, full scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
Individual attention is given to each student in all classes.
This camp is perfect for:
Students wanting to continue their orchestra and harp ensemble work over the summer.
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
Masterclasses and one on one focus with our instructors.