Baton Rouge Harp Festival

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The Baton Rouge Harp Festival is a one week day camp held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This one week immersion in harp offers three courses: Harp Explorers (total beginners, ages 6-10), Harp Choir (established to intermediate, ages 9-13), and Young Artists (late intermediate to advanced, ages 14-18). 

Length
1 week
Application Deadline
Registration is open now through June 3, 2019.
Harp Instructors
Lillian Lau, Kimberly DeRosa, Rafael Galvan Herrera, Rebecca Todaro
Ages
10 and under, 11-13, 14-18, Adult
Levels
Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Type of Harp
Pedal harp , Lever harp
Instruments
Students must provide instrument—rentals are available
Residency Options
All participants commute
Accommodations
Some host family opportunities will be available
Costs
$250 for all day campers, $125 for adult ensemble participants.
Financial Aid
Yes, partial scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
This is close to home for many students, and brings the world of the harp to them.
This camp is perfect for:
Total beginners and students who want to learn more about the harp and its music.
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
Kind and respectful approach to encouraging in depth harp study at every level.
More info

Students in the Harp Explorers course will be provided with a harp to use in class and performance for the week; all other students will need to bring their own instrument.  Harp Choir students will work with a composer on a class project, and Young Artist students who have prepared a piece with string accompaniment will work with a string quartet, coached in tandem by harp and chamber music faculty. The afternoon harp ensemble will provide the experience of being on a team, communicating with other musicians, following a conductor, rehearsing and performing together. Students will have opportunities to perform on the Lunchbox Concert Series and the final Festival Concert. Classes are taught in a group setting, private lessons are available. 

Hosted on the campus of First Christian Church, 8484 Old Hammond Highway, this day camp is the perfect experience for students seeking college preparatory guidance, chamber music experience with a string quartet, and getting started with the fundamentals in harp playing.