Midwest Harp Festival

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The 22nd Annual Midwest Harp Festival will be on the beautiful Wheaton College campus in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Charles W. Lynch III, Elizabeth Richter, and Faye Seeman lead us in a week of ensemble rehearsals, workshops, concerts, and an optional solo competition. New for 2021: Janelle Lake teaches Meet the Harp class for beginners. Join us for a week of learning, laughter, friendship, and growth! *This is not a function of Wheaton College.*

2021 Program Dates

July 18-24, 2021

In-person and online options for 2021
In-person, transition to online if in-person is not possible
1 week
Application Deadline
May 31st, register by March 31st and save!
Harp Instructors
Janelle Lake, Dr. Charles W. Lynch III, Elizabeth Richter, and Faye Seeman
10 and under, 11-13, 14-18, College, Adult, All ages
Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
Type of Harp
Pedal harp , Lever harp
Students must provide instrument—rentals are available
Residency Options
Both overnight and commuting options are available
Double or single rooms in Wheaton College townhouses available
We have Full-Time, Morning Only, and other options available. See our website for details.
Financial Aid
Yes, partial scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
Even though there is a competition during the week, the atmosphere is friendly and nurturing.
This camp is perfect for:
Everyone! Ages 8 and up can participate in ensembles. Ages 5-10 may sign up for Meet the Harp.
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
Everyone is exhausted by the end yet leaves with new friends and a renewed passion for the harp.
More info

On Sunday, you move your harp into a rehearsal room (where it stays for the week), unpack in the townhouse, and enjoy an Ice Breaker Dinner where you meet faculty, staff, and other registrants. Monday through Friday are full of ensemble rehearsals, workshops, concerts, and an optional competition. On Friday evening, you relax at the Final Banquet before performing in the final concert on Saturday morning. Sound like more than what you’re looking for? We have half-day options, too! For those self-motivated students who would rather spend their days in a private practice room, check out our Independent Study option. Harp maintenance and private lessons are also available. Our Midwest Harp Festival Store has harp accessories, CDs, and sheet music available for purchase. All ages and abilities welcome! Visit our website for more details and competition repertoire.