Connecticut Valley Harp Institute

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CVHI is a four-day workshop and competition for pedal and lever harp students of all levels (up to age 19). Through this program, you will have the opportunity to join together through workshops, harp ensemble, and time-honored CVHI traditions, as well as focus on your individual goals as a solo artist and competition contestant. For students entering into your junior or senior year of high school, there is a unique opportunity to audition for The Hartt School.

Less than 1 week
Application Deadline
Video submission deadline: April 15, 2020
Harp Instructors
Susan Knapp Thomas
All ages
Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Type of Harp
Pedal harp , Lever harp
Students must provide instrument—rentals are available
Residency Options
All participants commute
$50 for competition, $425 for the workshop and competition
Financial Aid
No scholarships are available
More info

This balance of workshop and competition provides a well-rounded experience for harpists of all ages and experience levels.

Thursday: Workshops–learn about competition deportment, rules, preparation, and easing your nerves!

Friday–Saturday: Competition for all levels.

Sunday: Winner’s recital; review and self-evaluate your competition performance alongside workshop participants and faculty.

A limited number of instrument rentals are available.