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OSAS is a week-long harp camp for ages 12-up, held on the campus of Oberlin College. The purpose is to learn Scottish music on lever and wire harps, and to make friends. Classes include singing, morning and afternoon harp classes on four levels, lectures, mixed instrument classes, and nightly sessions for adults, with activities for the teens. The week begins with the optional Ohio Scottish Games harp competition on Saturday, and runs through Friday noon.
2021 Program Dates
June 26-July 2, 2021
In-person and online options for 2021
In-person, transition to online if in-person is not possible
Registration Forms will be posted in March 2021
Sue Richards, Rachel Hair, Rachel Clemente, Jen Narkevicius
11-13, 14-18, College, Adult, All ages
Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
Type of Harp
Students must provide instrument—rentals are not available
Both overnight and commuting options are available
Students stay in Baldwin-Wallace University dormitories. Private and double rooms available.
See the website. Cost to be determined after January 1.
Yes, partial scholarships are available
What makes this camp experience unique is:
We focus on Scottish music, but comaraderie is very important.
This camp is perfect for:
Teens wanting to make harp friends. Advanced beginners who want inspiration & support.
Students come back year after year for our camp's:
Crazy (fun, knowledgeable, steeped in the tradition) teachers!
It will be hot and rainy and summer. You will walk to meals, but the Baldwin Wallace campus is beautiful. And if you like Scottish music, you will come home with lots of beautiful and different tunes for your repertoire. You will have met some great folks and find your tribe. You will have studied with world-famous instructors. Teens will be challenged, adults will be enabled. And you will have a load of fun.