Crane Youth Music

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Crane Youth Music is a two-week solo/ensemble program for all instruments. Each harpist performs in two orchestra/wind ensemble concerts as part of a harp section–ideal for gaining experience and confidence for orchestral playing! Harpists have daily master classes (covering practicing strategies, mental preparation, physical relaxation…), orchestra sectionals and rehearsals, and harp ensemble.  Other performance opportunities include chamber music, honors concert and solo recital.

2021 Program Dates

June 27-July 10, 2021

In-person and online options for 2021
In-person, transition to online if in-person is not possible
2 weeks
Application Deadline
November 15, 2020 - June 1, 2021
Harp Instructors
Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis
11-13, 14-18
Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Type of Harp
Pedal harp
Students must provide instrument—rentals are available
Residency Options
Both overnight and commuting options are available
Dorm rooms on the SUNY-Potsdam campus
Resident camper: $1500 (includes room & meals); Commuter camper: $1000 (includes daily lunch)
Financial Aid
Yes, partial scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
Real/practical orchestral experience in a guided/supportive environment; great solo experiences
This camp is perfect for:
Harpists with little orchestral experience to harpists wishing to hone large-ensemble skills
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
Friendly, supportive environment, harp camaraderie, intenseive growth in a fun environment
More info

Harpists have orchestral, wind ensemble, harp ensemble/chamber music coaching, and also have the opportunity for private study with Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis.