American Festival of the Arts Summer Music Festival

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AFA is an orchestra & chamber music program at High School for the Performing & Visual Arts in Houston at which Emily Klein is the instructor. Ms. Klein is joined by Paula Page, former Houston Symphony Principal Harpist & Associate Professor of Harp at Rice University & Megan Conley, Houston Symphony Principal Harpist, for master class instruction. Students participate in orchestra, harp ensemble, master & studio classes, & classes such as music in film & music theory.

2021 Program Dates

June 7-June 18 2021 (Grades 3-9); June 21-July 10 2021 (Grades 9-12)

In-person and online options for 2021
In-person, transition to online if in-person is not possible
2 weeks, 3 weeks
Application Deadline
Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis
Harp Instructors
Emily Klein, Paula Page, Megan Conley
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
$635 (Middle School); $935 (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.