The Summer Harp Institutes inspire students to grow to the next level of artistry and provide all the camaraderie of a summer music experience where harpists form friendships that last a lifetime.
Harpists looking for a rigorous program will benefit from an intensive week of orchestral training through mock audition, and master classes with Elizabeth Hainen and renowned Curtis alumna, Judy Loman (Harp ’56). Whether looking to enter competitions or merely seeking a greater knowledge of the repertoire, students will benefit from a full exploration of harp literature.
Harpists 21 and up may register with no audition for the Professional Retreat: Thursday, June 13–Saturday, June 15, 2019
A recreational camp atmosphere and intense harp study combine in a great summer harp experience. With a focus on learning together, campers practice and perform, study technique and musicianship, and enjoy making new harp friends. The spirit of collaboration, cooperation and creativity that blossoms make this camp experience unique.
New location for 2019!
The HarpArts Music Retreat, June 2-9, 2019 offers an unparalleled opportunity for enthusiastic adult harpists to expand their musical horizons. Pedal and lever players participate in a week of private lessons, group lessons, and ensemble. Classes include performance optimization, music theory, and aural skills, and much more
The Rocky Mountain Springs Harp Program strives to supplement the education of young harpists through intensive summer programs which treat each harpist as a whole person, with teachers who act as mentors and friends.
Training in harp technique, musicianship and performance is enhanced by program elements designed to improve mental attitudes and abilities, physical health and conditioning, aesthetic appreciation, and connections between music and other disciplines.
“Where harpists come to play!” The YAHS program is for serious pedal harpists who want to improve performance skills and practice habits and intensify preparation for solo performances, orchestral auditions, and competitions. The YAHS Prep program is open to pedal or lever harpists who want similar training in a less intensive atmosphere.
Now at at the beautiful Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
Make a step forward with the 5th International Summer Harp Academy in Bulgaria!
You will have the opportunity to meet and attain classes of three amazing harpists: Rita Costanzi – USA, Katerina Kitsou – Greece and Tomina Parvanova – USA/Bulgaria. Everybody is welcome – all levels, all harps!
In addition to the main program you have the option to include flute partner at your schedule – Ivona Nedeva.
The Acadia Trad Festival, held June 23-28, 2019, is a week of classes, workshops, concerts, community dances and jam sessions held at the College of the Atlantic campus on Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor, Maine. For more information please visit https://acadiatradschool.org.
*NEW* for 2019 AHS Camp Innovation offers creative & motivated lever and pedal harpists ages 12-17 a residential, supervised, immersive living/learning opportunity to experience the programming of the AHS Summer Institute & National Competition. Campers will have exclusive access to individual, group, and ensemble instruction from outstanding faculty, and participate in the closing concert of the Institute.
Anderson University Harp Camp is a 5-day camp that provides aspiring harpists the opportunity to expand the knowledge and appreciation of the harp and sharpen solo and collaborative performing abilities. This unique harp camp experience includes master classes, seminars, harp ensemble, fun group activities, private lessons, and a final recital. Anderson University Harp Camp is being offered in conjunction with the Anderson University String Camp for chamber music opportunities.
A week of fresh air and intense work with great harpist Isabelle Perrin in Spain!
The International Harp Workshop ARPA HORTA aims to unite the rich qualities of a magical instrument with those of an agricultural landscape.
The workshop offers a grant to one participant, selected the first day of lessons, to cover 50% of the fee. The selected harpist will give a recital in a concert venue in Lleida.
Aspen Music Festival students receive intensive exposure to the principals of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Cincinnati Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic through private instruction, master class, and by performing major orchestral repertoire alongside them.
The Baton Rouge Harp Festival is a one week day camp held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This one week immersion in harp offers three courses: Harp Explorers (total beginners, ages 6-10), Harp Choir (established to intermediate, ages 9-13), and Young Artists (late intermediate to advanced, ages 14-18).
Explore the possibilities of your instrument and learn new styles this summer. We have three great summer programs in different lengths to accommodate your busy summer.
Improvisation, technique, styles, grooves, composition all offered. Scholarships available.
Exciting performance opportunities and recording space, too.
Summer in the city in a world class location-Boston!
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp offers harpists of all levels the opportunity for intensive summer study in a traditional camp environment. Twelve day sessions conclude with a recital for family and friends. Daily classes include: private lessons, ensemble skills, theory, history, and practice time. Enrollment is limited to six students per session, and pedal harps are provided. Students may also select from a wide range of minor classes in other arts areas.
Harp camp at Bob Jones University isn’t your typical cabin-insect-lake experience. BJU camps are designed around campers’ particular interests. The mission of BJU summer camps is to help you grow Christlike character as you learn about a specific field. In addition to the daily ensemble rehearsals, solo master classes, private lessons, and performances, all camps include chapel, personal Bible study, nightly group devotions in the residence halls, and recreation.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute is recognized as a premier summer training program for young musicians and is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world’s great symphony orchestras. Under the guidance of distinguished professionals, and in the presence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, students are immersed in an atmosphere of extraordinary music making fueled by high artistic standards, rigorous programming, and a rich legacy of learning and performance.
Immerse yourself in this 10-day Jazz Harp intensive, hosted by Cristina Braga and the Jazz Harp Foundation at Uaná Etê Music Garden, a gorgeous retreat 2 bus hours from Rio de Janeiro. While there is a strong focus on Brazilian Latin Jazz, ‘regular’ jazz learnings are well represented in the curriculum. Separate classes for jazz harp beginners, intermediates and advanced & many great activities together. Top faculty including Carol Robbins, Cristina Braga, Felice Pomeranz, Kurt Schwab & others.
Brevard provides a congenial summer community for young musicians of exceptional gifts. Over four hundred students, ages 14 – 29, enroll each year who represent nearly every state in the U.S. and several other countries. Brevard presents 80 public concerts throughout its seven-week festival including major orchestral, chamber, and operatic repertoire.
Harp students ages 5-18 of all levels, methods, and traditions are invited to join us for a week of harp ensemble, masterclasses with guest artists, music theory, enrichment classes, and more with Katie Berquist, Kela Walton and Grace Wong. Space is limited, and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The workshop concludes with a final harp ensemble concert on August 16, 2019.
A unique program for lever and pedal harpists of all levels to immerse themselves in a week of lessons, ensembles and workshops with exceptional teachers and enjoy the camaraderie of similarly motivated students. Participants feel supported to explore their instrument in depth, according to their own goals and abilities. All students and faculty reside at the spectacular Sanctum Retreat sharing meals, laughter, quiet walks, spontaneous jam sessions and fireside chats.
Coda’s Summer Music Festival is an intensive, two-week residential music program led by Coda’s artistic faculty in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Harp students receive c. two private lessons weekly, play in harp master classes, and attend music classes (some harp-specific) in addition to playing in harp ensemble, chamber ensembles, and large ensemble. The two weeks of study culminate in several end-of-festival student performances featuring student chamber groups and large ensembles.
Harpists are invited to join the Crested Butte Music Festival’s annual Crested Butte Chamber Music Intensive in beautiful Crested Butte, CO. Small ensembles of serious musicians will be coached by world-class artists in a supportive, inviting atmosphere. The Intensive is unique in its intimate atmosphere and unequaled access to coaches; the participant-to-coach ratio is capped at 3:1. Additionally, coaches will perform with participants and lead hikes and other outdoor activities.
The Curtis Institute of Music educates young musicians for careers at the highest professional level. During the summer, Curtis opens its doors to provide musicians the opportunity to experience its “learn by doing” philosophy. At the Young Artist Summer Program, instrumentalists live conservatory-style with opportunities to perform and personalized attention from celebrated faculty.
- Chamber music
- Master classes
- Weekly private instruction
- Weekend recitals
The fifth annual David’s Harp School will be held as part of the Summer Worship Intensive at Reach Out for Christ Church in Freeville, NY. Teachings and activations designed to illuminate Biblical models for the harp, including worship as seen in the Psalms. Opportunities for worship with harpists and other instrumentalists, especially in creating new songs and spontaneous worship music. Culminates in all-day worship event on July 1: BURN 24/7 Ithaca Region.
Eastern Music Festival is an extraordinary educational experience for talented, dedicated young artists ages 14-23. Our faculty are teaching artists of the highest order – and our annual student population of 200+ is un-matched. This summer, attend Eastern Music Festival and study at one of America’s finest orchestral studies programs. Application Deadline: February 18, 2018. Apply today!
Harp classes (electric, pedal & lever harp)
Master classes with international artist Anaïs Gaudemard
Workshop for disabled people
Assemble your own personalized instrument with Pop’Harp’s “cardboard harp” workshop.
Festiv’Harpes connects the harp world to a lot of activities like tale telling, astronomy, mythology, gastronomy, cultural heritage.
Our vision is to open harp and music practice to everyone, classes are open to all ages, skill levels
A one-week intensive harp summer program for intermediate to advanced students of all ages, designed to assist in developing harpists through the exploration of ensemble performance, stage presence, and harp maintenance. Enrichment activities, rehearsals, and coachings will culminate with all students performing in a concert on the last afternoon of the program. Students and families will have the additional opportunity to enjoy a vendor fair sponsored by the Virginia Harp Center.
Harp Camp VA takes place at the Acorn Inn, a self-contained 10 room inn in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. We have a wonderful large space for classes, rehearsals and performance. All meals are provided. Begin each day with Floor Barre exercise followed by ensemble rehearsals, workshops and activities to enrich your skills and confidence. We’ll go to the lake for swimming, canoeing and a picnic. Lots more activities to be announced.
Harp Week in Burntisland, Scotland – International Harp Masterclass with Monica Turoni, 5-12 September 2015.
Intermediate and Advanced players. One-to-one tuition in a masterclass setting (4 lessons for each active participant); Pilates sessions; Closing Concert at Burntisland Parish Church Hall on Saturday 12 September at 7:30 pm. Auditors are welcome.
Application deadline: 15 August, 2015
Full brochure and application form available at: http://monicaturoni.com/site/?page_id=257
International Summer Harp Academy ‘HarpMasters’ is an international summer harp camp based in Switzerland where harpists from all over the world come over to join a unique group of dedicated professionals to learn, inspire and establish friendships. We build a community of exchange between the world’s leading masters and young artists in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. HarpMasters Academy offers a life-changing experience, an opportunity for learning, for sharing and for inspiration.
An exciting week of solo and ensemble experiences, open to harpists entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Participants also have the opportunity to attend special master classes on a variety of topics including: orchestra excerpts, chamber music, improvisation & arranging, harp maintenance, pilates & yoga, and career discussions with Prof. Delaine Fedson Leonard and Kela Walton. The camp culminates with a student performance. Six harps are available for students traveling by air.
The Hot Springs Music Festival pairs world-class mentor musicians from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties with especially talented pre-professional apprentices–all of whom receive full tuition scholarship. Mentors and apprentices perform side by side in orchestral and chamber settings. Visit our Mentor page for more information.
Click on the link provided for the Apprentice Application.
This year’s theme is “Dancing with my Harp.” We welcome incoming 6th through graduated 12th grade students for a non-competitive week of comprehensive studies on the many aspects of the harp and its music, history and ensemble playing. Ensemble rehearsals culminate in an extraordinary recital at the end of the week. Other exciting classes and activities include “Famous Harpists,” “Wedding Workshop,” masterclasses, and private lessons with our faculty.
Join for the 17th iSHC edition! An intensive and creative class with Ann Yeung and associates for all ages and levels that offers master classes, harp ensemble and recitals on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. 2019 features workshops, world-class teachers and performers, and the premiere of a new Julia Kay Jamieson work by the iSHC Harp Jam (limited space). Private lessons and harp usage available for additional fees. Participants and auditors welcomed.
The six-week harp summer program is an excellent opportunity for the motivated student to develop as a musician and as an artist. During your time here, you will work with world-renowned conductors, teachers, and guest artists, in a curriculum that emphasizes musicianship, growth, and the joy of playing with an outstanding group of fellow musicians.
We are thrilled to invite you to the 33rd Annual Harp & Cello School in Wells, BC, Canada from Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23, 2019 with instructors Tristan Le Govic, Seumas Gagne, Sharlene Wallace and Morag Northey. In the mornings delve into your level specific session, and in the afternoons choose from musical topics including ensemble. Enjoy special activities like the student BBQ, Breton dance workshop, instructor concert and the annual Céilidh.
Celebrating 35 years of summer study of lever harp in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Past instructors have included Kim Robertson, Sharlene Wallace, Sunita Stanislow, Robin Huw Bowen, Maeve Gilchist, Louise Trotter and a host of other well-know lever harpists. Students can camp or stay in local hotels. Running concurrently is our new cello class.
Located at the conservatory in Nice, every summer, some of the best musicians around the world are invited to teach the next generation. Due to their expertise, students are given the opportunity to receive exceptional training, improve their technique, develop new skills, and prepare for competitions and auditions. There are courses adapted to the continuing education of professionals, pedagogical support offered through boosted sessions, and regularly scheduled concerts.
MET Principal Harp Emmanuel Ceysson teaches an exclusive, intensive, high level 8-days all-inclusive summer camp, in a peaceful haven in the center of France. The best Lyon&Healy and Salvi Harps will be provided by L’instrumentarium Salvi to accommodate the limited number of students.
MasterWorks Festival is an intensive, four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of the classical performing arts. Together, world-class faculty Dr. Heaven Fan and gifted harp students present brilliant performances in an atmosphere of dynamic Christian faith. Performance opportunities: concerto competition, honors recitals, chamber music, runout concerts, Sunday worship…etc. Harpists make life-long friendship and have life-changing experience here at MasterWorks Festival!
New Chicagoland location! The 20th Annual Midwest Harp Festival will be on the beautiful Trinity Christian College campus in Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Charles W. Lynch III, Elizabeth Richter, and Faye Seeman lead us in a week of ensemble rehearsals, workshops, concerts, and an optional competition. Join us for a week of learning, laughter, friendship, and growth! Registration opens January 1, 2019.
The summer harp programs at Montclair State University offer an experience that is unique to the New York Metropolitan area. Students are able to experience what it is like to attend a world-class music school complete with personal practice rooms and full use of rehearsal and performance spaces. Our program benefits the advanced beginner through the advanced level player, and we have programs for different age groups. Harp Camp ages 8-12 and Harp Academy ages 13-17.