Midwest Harp Festival

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2021 Online Offerings:
Sight-Reading Challenge: Open to pedal/lever harpists of all ages. With daily warm-ups, small group instruction, and workshops/masterclass in the afternoons, challenge yourself to see how much of your sight-reading piece you can learn in 5 days! Solo Competition: All ages welcome! Video entries due July 13th. Meet the Harp: This class is open to 7-12 year-olds with no prior harp experience. It includes harp rental for a month and small group instruction for the week.

 

2021 Program Dates

July 18-23, 2021

In-person and online options for 2021
Online only
Length
1 week
Application Deadline
May 31st
Harp Instructors
Dr. Joanne King, Janelle Lake, Dr. Charles W. Lynch III, Elizabeth Richter, and Faye Seeman
Ages
10 and under, 11-13, 14-18, College, Adult, All ages
Levels
Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Type of Harp
Pedal harp , Lever harp
Instruments
Students must provide instrument—rentals are available
Residency Options
Both overnight and commuting options are available
Accommodations
When in person, double or single rooms in Wheaton College townhouses available
Costs
Sight-Reading Challenge = $400, Solo Competition = $20-$45, Meet the Harp = $260
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! We particularly enjoy our mix of adults and children.
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

We encourage you to do both, but you do not need to register for the Sight-Reading Challenge to register for our Solo Competition. In the Sight-Reading Challenge, our goal for the week is to provide a safe and friendly space for you to grow as a harpist. We want you to challenge yourself to see how much of your new piece you can learn in 5 days, and we want to help you succeed with the proper technique and practice suggestions!