Mostly Modern Festival

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The Mostly Modern Festival is a 3-week orchestral and chamber music festival focused on music of the 20th and 21st century, so lots of harp! Housed at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, students perform in orchestra, chamber, opera, and composition readings. Students receive 3 private lessons with harp faculty Joseph Rebman. The festival also features a concerto competition, professional development lectures, and masterclasses with guest artists.


2022 Program Dates

June 6-26, 2021

In-person and online options for 2022
In-person only
3 weeks
Application Deadline
March 1st
Harp Instructors
Joseph Rebman
College, Adult
Advanced, Professional
Type of Harp
Pedal harp
Harps are provided by the program
Residency Options
Both overnight and commuting options are available
Dorms, harps are kept in the harp studio along with the school harp
Tuition: $2,950 Room and Board: $2,550
Financial Aid
Yes, partial scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
Exclusively 20th and 21st century music, so harp is included in the majority of the music!
This camp is perfect for:
Those who enjoy modern music and working with living composers
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
Highly informative lectures on making a living in the arts, along with wonderful music!
More info

Students may bring their own harp, or use Skidmore’s Lyon and Healy 85. Scholarships, work study, internships, and RA positions available! One full-tuition fellowship available. This fully covers tuition, but not room and board. Questions may be sent to the festival at or to harp faculty Joseph Rebman at