High Spirits Music
April 15-17, 2016 at Silver Hills Retreat
Centre in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Medieval to Celtic to blues.
Also practice techniques, arranging, improv, performance tips; Ceilidh.
Veggie menu, spa services. Featured instructor: Rebecca Blair. www.highspiritsmusic.com or
Caroline Mackay at 250-768-0930. Register by March
Hot Springs Music
June 5-18, 2016. Hot Springs, Arkansas. Age
18+. For pre-professional apprentices. Full tuition scholarships and
housing. Orchestral, chamber, solo repertoire. Harp mentor: Deborah
501-623-4763. Deadline March 21, 2016
Arts Harp Workshop P.
July 31-August 14 in Idyllwild, California.
Intense workshop of harp ensemble, chamber music coaching, private lessons,
final recital. Recorded audition required.
Auditions deadline March 31, 2016. Limited enrollment. High school
age. Instructor: Allison Allport. See
http://www.idyllwildarts.org/page.cfm?p=734 for more information. Also firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harp Camp L, P.
June 2-4, 2016 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Instructor: Ann Yeung, An
intensive three-day class with Ann Yeung that offers the possibility of
morning and afternoon master classes, private lessons, harp ensemble,
recitals, and the participants' recital on the final evening.
Priority application deadline March 1, 2016.
Interlochen Arts Camp Harp Programs
P. Interlochen, Michigan. Intermediate Division June 25 - August 8,
2016. Students work with world-renowned conductors, teachers and guest
artists in private lessons, studio classes and harp ensemble. Students have
opportunities to perform as soloists, in small groups and with large
ensembles. Instructor: Joan Raeburn Holland. Auditions are required.
Apply by February 1, 2016 for priority review. http://camp.interlochen.org/program/music/hs/harp.
The Vancouver Symphony
June 26 – July 5, 2016 at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Students will
be immersed in a collaborative
musical environment alongside and mentored by a world-class symphony
orchestra, under the direction of the VSO's internationally acclaimed music
director, Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Participation in the Whistler Institute
Orchestra, chamber music, individual and group coachings, as well as a
variety of unique performance opportunities. Whistler Institute Orchestra
2016 program includes Richard Strauss’ Don Juan. The harp students will be
coached by Elizabeth Volpé Bligh.
http://www.vsoinstitute.ca. Auditions due March
Young Artist's Harp Seminar
July 9-23, 2016 in northern
Georgia. Private lessons, master classes, harp ensemble, various workshops
and concerts. Two divisions: beginning to intermediate on pedal and
intermediate to advanced on pedal. Faculty: Kathryn Andrews and Kristi
Shade (prep devision); Susan Bennett Brady and Kimberly Rowe. 2016 Guest
artist: Judy Loman. Special guests Katie Buckley and Marguerite Lynn
received after March 15 will be on a space available basis.
2016 Summer Harp Camps
June 26 –
July 1, 2016. Offered by the Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts in
Bar Harbor, Maine. Classes, concerts and jam sessions in the Irish, Acadian,
Cajun, Old-Time and Cape Breton styles. Harp instructor: Maeve Gilchrist.
Fine Arts Camp
L, P. Four sessions. Grades 7-12: June 29-July 10, and July 13-24,
2016. (Second session concentrates on developing skills for orchestral and
chamber playing.) Grades 5-9: July 27-August 7 and August 10-21, 2016. In
Manistee National Forest, Michigan. Five hours daily harp instruction
including private lessons, harp ensemble, intensive practice, classes in
theory, harp history, performance skills. Student recital. Harps provided.
Six students per session. Instructors include Jackie Pollauf, Chen-Yu Huang
and Amy Ley.
International Music Festival
25-August 6, 2016 (3-week and 6-week sessions) in Brunswick, Maine. For
serious, advanced performers of classical music. Private and group
instruction, masterclasses, and the study and performance of chamber music.
Instructor: June Han.
www.bowdoinfestival.org. or 855-832-3393 (toll free).
Cammac Summer Program July 17-24, 2016 in Lake MacDonald, Quebec, Canada. Celtic and
chamber music. Bilingual instructors. Sharlene Wallace teaches Celtic harp
classes for all levels. www.cammac.ca
Canadian International Summer Harp Institute (CISHI) L,
3-10, 2016 in Caroline, Alberta, Canada. Intensive one-week training
programme for students of all levels. All students receive private lessons
focusing on technique, repertoire and ensemble coaching as well as a variety
of special classes including performance preparation, morning stretch,
orchestral repertoire, South American rhythms and
improvisation. Instructors: Gianetta Baril, Julia Kay Jamieson and Judy
Cascades Harp Retreat
L, P. June 17-19, 2016 near
weekend of workshops for pedal and lever harpists of all levels. Special
guest Kim Robertson. Instructors: Hilary Smith
and Laura Zaerr, 541-757-8313 or
Coast Harp Workshop L,
12-14, 2016 at Morro Bay, CA. Harpists of all levels and auditors. Master
classes, familiar and unusual repertoire for solo harp, multiple harps
and/or harp in mixed ensembles. Some scholarship aid available. Instructor:
Marcia Dickstein. Early registration discount deadline by 7/12/12016.
August 2-4, 2106 in Acton, Maine. For advanced intermediate - advanced
harpers. Instructor, Maeve Gilchrist. For further information please
contact Regina Delaney -
Mountain Academy Summer Music Festival,
L, P. July 2-15, 2016 in Hilltop, West Virginia. Harp students ages
12-23, intermediate to advanced. Harp students will have lessons 2x weekly,
work closely with other student musicians and a faculty leader in chamber
music groups (harp ensemble and/or mixed instruments), and play in
orchestra. Harp faculty: Colleen Thorburn,
email@example.com. More information at www.codamountain.com.
Connecticut Valley Harp Intensive Summer Camp
L, P. July
23-31, 2016 in Simsbury, Connecticut. Ages 12-20, all levels. Day and
overnight available. Campers will select between a solo, ensemble-based or
combined track to follow during the week plus courses in rhythm,
sight-reading and technique. Day or overnight available. Instructors: Susan
Knapp Thomas, Franziska Huhn and Kathryn Sloat.
Crane Youth Music P. June 26-July 9, 2016. At
the Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam, in Potsdam, NY. All harpists
participate in orchestra, wind ensemble, master classes, harp ensemble, solo
recital and private lessons. Pedal harp only, ages 12-18. Instructor: Dr.
Community Music School Harp Workshop
being offered this year.
Hainen Harp Colony at Curtis Summerfest 2016
P. June 19-25, 2016. Curtis Institute of
Music in Philadelphia.
Week-long intensive program of master classes,
ensemble playing, and orchestral training.
Music Festival (session II)
July 24-30, 2016 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg,
Washington. Week-long intensive orchestra training, choir, music theory,
music history lectures, lessons, chamber music, evening recitals by students
and music faculty. Harp instructor Catherine Case.
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
July 17-31, 2016 in Fairbanks,
lessons (any level) and harp ensemble opportunities as well as master
classes (any level welcome).
Instructor: Marcia Dickstein. www.fsaf.org
June 13 – June 19, 2016 at historic Fort Worden near Port Townsend,
Washington. Biennial festival of Scottish Gaelic language and culture. Spend
a week away from all your worries and distractions learning Gaelic, songs,
dancing, eating great cuisine and making new friends.
fiddle, pipes, song, and culture. Explore the living traditions of Gaeldom
Glissando Summer Harp Fest L,
P. June 20-24, 2016
at the Peabody Preparatory Annapolis Campus in Annapolis, Maryland. 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 coaching will culminate in a concert
on June 24. Faculty and co-directors: Michaela Trnkova, Anatasia Pike. View
the Mountains Summer Festival 2016
L, P. July 19-25 in Madisonburg, Pennsylvania. Camp atmosphere and
intense harp study for ages 13-20. We will be
taking a new look at the ways we learn, practice and perform as well as
refreshing theory and musicianship skills, ensembles. As always, we will be
creating a unique composition that we will perform at the closing concert.
Instructor: Anne Sullivan.
Adult Study Retreat
June 5-12, 2016 at American Harp Center, Petoskey, Michigan. All levels.
Master classes, performance classes, practice time, and solo, duo, and trio
work. Instructors: Lynne Aspnes, Rachel Brandwein, Joan Raeburn Holland,
Christopher Kantner, flute. Also
Noa Kageyama, Ph.D The Bulletproof Musician.
Summer Harp Festival
11-16, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Incoming 6th graders - graduated 12th graders
with minimum of 6 months harp instruction. A non-competitive comprehensive
studies on the many aspects of the harp.
Intensive and comprehensive studies on the many aspects of the harp and its
music, its history and ensemble playing. This year's theme is
"Dancing with my Harp". Kimberly DeRosa, director. Other instructors:
Therese Honey, Susanna Campbell, Hope Cowan.
International Harp Festival
L, P. May 26-29, 2016 in San Francisco Bay area, California.
Intensive immersion, 1-2 hour workshops, ensembles, concerts. Regulation
available. Presenters include Deborah Henson-Conant, Beth Kollé, Heidi
Lehwalder, Joanne Mell and many others.
Strings Summer Harp (& Dulcimer) Camp
July 29-31, 2016 at Magic Hill overlooking Puget Sound near Seattle,
Washington. Lessons, workshops, harp history, harp circles. Explore the
happy relationship between the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer. Rentals
available. Instructors: Philip and Pam Boulding. Participants may camp in
the pasture near the studio or make reservations at nearby B&Bs and motels.
Marrowstone Summer Music Festival
July 24- August 7, 2016 at Western Washington University in Bellingham,
Washington. Three divisions: Pre-college, University, Fellowship (advanced
18-25). Lessons, coaching, orchestras, master classes. Harp instructor:
L, P. July 17 - 23, 2016 at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa,
Oklahoma. Open to students and harpists ages 9-adult. Ensemble, chamber
music, workshops, private coaching, regulations. Harp maintenance by Peter
Wiley. Instructors: Mary Bircher, Elizabeth Richter, Faye Seeman. Guest
artist: Felice Pomeranz Jazz Quartet.
P. July 17 - 30, 2016 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. For high school harpists. Performance study, including individual
practice, private lessons, studio class, and harp ensemble, will be
integrated with instruction in performance concentration, productive
practice techniques, and the opportunity to prepare for college auditions.
Instructor: Joan Holland.
Lights Harp Fest L.
return October 13-15, 2017. Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
Scottish Arts School
L and wire-strung harp. June 25-July 1, 2016 in Rocky River, Ohio.
Scottish dance music, airs and songs, ornamentation, learning by ear,
sessions. All levels. Instructors: Sue Richards, Ann and Charlie Heymann,
Mountain Springs Harp Program
for P, but L accepted) July 3 – 24, 2016 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
All levels, middle school to conservatory or post-grad. Three weeks of
intensive harp study and personal development. Technique, musicianship,
performance, physical and mental health. Ensemble and chamber opportunities,
twice-weekly lessons. Instructors: Rachel Browne, Grace Bauson.
Saratoga Harp Colony Please see
Hainen Harp Colony at Curtis Summerfest 2016, above.
Summer Music Festival
P. June 18 – July 17, 2016 in Sewanee, Tennessee. Harpists
participate in intensive program of chamber and orchestral groups and harp
ensembles; frequent master classes, weekly private lesson. Instructor:
Southeastern Harp Weekend
is taking the year off.
Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat and Music Festival
September 22-25, 2016 in Southeast Colorado. Multi-level harp workshop and
instruction. Maire Ni Chathasaigh will be
teaching the Retreat Class for the high intermediate through Professional
players. There will be 10 hours of instruction spread out over Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Esther Mirja Griffoen from Brittany will teach
the Intermediate Class all day Friday with music from Brittany. Harp
L, P. In Frederick Maryland July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2016 and
Richmond, Virginia July 25-29 and August 1-5, 2016 for harpists ages 8-22.
Ensembles, individual instruction, distinguished faculty, seminars, master
classes, workshops, concerts. International Institute (Virginia, New
England, Quebec) July 25-August 14 is by audition only. Early registration
discounts. Artistic Director Lynnelle Ediger-Kordzaia.
institutes.com or 804-353-7001.
Summerkeys Adult Music School
L. Celtic Harp workshops August 15-19, August 22-26 (limited to 5
students), August 29 to September 1, 2016 in Lubec, Maine. Daily private
lessons, group classes, chamber ensemble opportunities. Limited to six
students per week, all levels. Instructor: Sue Richards.
L, but P
May 12/13-15, 2016 in Sauder Village, Ohio. The Harp Ensemble Experience,
stress-free atmosphere and close camaraderie, first-class vendor hall.
Instructors/performers include Rhett Barnwell, Angi Bemiss, Christa Grix,
Lynda Kuckenbrod, Diana Rowan, Cynthia Shelhart, Tapestry, Louise Trotter.
One registrant will go home with a Grand Prize harp by Lewis Creek
Instruments after winning a vendor hall treasure hunt drawing.
Summer Harp Academy. P.
July 3-10, 2016 in Lake Junaluska, NC. The Summer Harp Academy is a
comprehensive program designed to develop the versatile harpist.
Participants will be able to hone their practice, performance and
professional skills under the instruction of acclaimed professors Elzbieta
Szmyt and Jan Jennings. The SHA includes daily masterclasses, workshops, and
ensemble rehearsals, as well as faculty and student recitals. Visit www.summerharpacademy.org for
more information or to register. Registration begins March 1.
University of Redlands Summer Harp Camp
August 1-6, 2016 in Redlands, California. Mornings: large ensemble is
open to all pedal harpists even if they choose not to enroll in the
afternoon repertoire classes. Afternoons: repertoire classes. Repertoire to
be announced, parts will be sent via email. Scholarships, on-campus housing
available. Faculty: Lynne Aspnes, Mary Dropkin, Lisa Aniello (yoga) others
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