listed in alphabetical order, not by date.
Please note L for lever harp, P for pedal harp.
Click here for camps outside the
USA and Canada.
2014 Summer Harp Camps
Adult Summer Harp Institute This is not taking place in 2014.
American Youth Harp Ensemble
Summer Harp Institutes In Frederick, Maryland
(July 7-11, 2014) and
Richmond Virginia (July 28-August 17, 2014). L, P. Coaching,
daily ensembles and classes, many choices of seminars and workshops for
harpists ages 6-22, beginners through advanced levels, lever and pedal
harps. A European tour for advanced students. Lynnelle Ediger, Artistic
Director and Aponi Brunson, Assistant Artistic Director; additional faculty:
TBA. See all the possibilities at www.harpensemble.org/summer or
Aspen Music Festival
P. June 18 – August
17, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado. Faculty: Nancy Allen and Deborah Hoffman.
Applications are accepted as of Oct. 1, deadline January 2 so apply early
for this camp next year.
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
L, P. Four sessions. Grades 7-12: June 25-July 6 and July 9-22, 2014.
Grades 5-9: July 23-August 3 and August 6-17, 2014. Twin Lake, Michigan.
Five hours daily harp instruction including private lessons, harp ensemble,
classes in theory, harp history, performance skills. Harps provided.
Instructors: Ayren Huslig, Amy Ley, Cheryl Losey, Megan Metheny.
University Tanglewood Institute
29-August 9, 2014 in Lenox, Massachusetts. The Young Artists Harp Program
for ages 14-19 (pre-college) is a full-immersion program providing young
players a comprehensive overview of all facets of harp playing. Faculty:
Ann Hobson Pilot and
Franziska Huhn, plus master classes with Paula Page, Alice Giles,
Elizabeth Morse, Elisabeth Remy Johnson and Jessica Zhou. Application
deadline February 7, 2014.
Bowdoin International Music
June 28-August 9,
2014 (3-week and 6-week sessions) in Brunswick, Maine. For
advanced performers of classical music.
Private and group instruction,
masterclasses, and the study and performance of chamber music. Instructor:
Brevard Music Center
P. In Brevard, North Carolina. College Division: June 15 - August 3, 2014,
High-School Division: June 20 - August 3, 2014. Students work with and
perform alongside world-renowned conductors and guest-artists, including Itzhak
Perlman, Garrick Ohlsson, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Keith Lockhart among
many. Daily orchestra & opera rehearsals, weekly concerts, private lessons
& orchestral parts sectionals, mock auditions, concerto competition, chamber
music (optional) and 3 harp ensemble concerts. Faculty: Ina Zdorovetchi.
Scholarship awards and work-study opportunities are available!
www.brevardmusic.org or 828-862-2100. Application deadline: February 25.
July 20-27, 2014 in Lake MacDonald, Quebec, Canada. Celtic and chamber
music. Bilingual instructors. Sharlene Wallace teaches Celtic harp classes
for all levels.
Canadian International Summer Harp Institute (CISHI) L, P. July 2 - 11, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Intensive one- to
two- 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, Elizabeth
Volpé-Bligh, Cristina Braga and Judy Loman. www.cishi.ca
Coast Harp Workshop L,
P. August 8-10 2014 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 by 7/8/14. See www.debussytrio.com for
Mountain Academy of Music,
Fayetteville, WV, June 8-22, 2014. New harp track being added this summer,
harp students ages 12-23 encouraged to apply. Harp students study and
perform alongside other instrumental students, with their own lessons,
master-classes, harp ensemble, and chamber music performance opportunities.
Harp faculty: Colleen Potter Thorburn. More information at
codamountain.com, or call
June 29-July 12, 2014. State University of New York in Potsdam, NY. All
harpists participate in orchestra; master classes, harp ensemble.
Instructor: Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis.
Music Festival P.
June 21-July 26, 2014 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Age 14-22. Orchestral
Every student rehearses six times a week and presents a full-length concert
of standard orchestral repertoire. The two Young Artists Orchestras are of
equal ability; seating assignments change weekly, and students generally
perform with both orchestras during the course of the Festival. They are
held to the same professional standards as our faculty regarding
performance, attendance, and punctuality. Students perform with faculty
soloists and visiting artists. Student to faculty ratio of 2:1.
instructor: Anna Kate Mackle.
877-833-6753. Deadline March 1, 2014.
Community Music School Harp Workshop
July 7-11, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rochester, New York. Beginning and
intermediate level harpists (high school to adult) provides individual and
ensemble instruction, music theory, and orchestral repertory classes for
pedal and lever harpists. Highlights include concerts and other performance
Gullo Richmond, director.
Evergreen Music Festival
(session II) P.
August 3 -9, 2014, at Central Washington University in Ellensburg,
Washington. Week-long intensive orchestra training, choir, music theory,
music history lectures, lessons, chamber music, harp ensemble, master
classes, evening recitals by students and music faculty. Harp instructor:
Juliet Stratton, M.M.
Summer Arts Festival L, P. July 13-27, 2014 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The harp program is during Week 2, July 20-27: private
lessons (any level) and harp ensemble opportunities as well as master
classes (any level welcome). Instructor:
Marcia Dickstein, who will be playing the Debussy Danses on the final orchestra concert on July
Harp Fest L,
7-11, 2014 at
the Preparatory Division of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins
University, Baltimore, Maryland. NEW: College/adult student division! A
one-week intensive harp summer program for students of all ages and levels,
designed to assist in their development through the exploration of solo and
ensemble performance, stage presence and harp maintenance, culminating in a
concert on July 11. Enrichment activities, rehearsals, coaching and
masterclasses will form an integral part of the student's learning
experience. Faculty: Michaela Trnkova, Anatasia Pike, Harlan D. Parker.
More info: http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/preparatory/departments/harp/harpfest.html
GMG Harp Forum
L, P. June 22-27,
2014 in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Celtic harp and pedal harp tracks. This
year is directed mainly toward the intermediate to advanced players with at
least 2-4 years experience. Build repertoire, skills and techniques,
interact with other harpists. Instructors: Gloria Galante, Madeline Doherty.
Registration: call Gloria at
HarpArts Adult Study Retreat
June 1-8, 2014 at U. of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Master
classes, performance classes, practice time, and solo, duo, and trio work.
Instructors: Lynne Aspnes, Mary Jane D'Arville.
High Cascades Harp
June 13-15, 2014 near Sisters, Oregon.
A packed weekend of
workshops for pedal and lever harpists of all levels.
Instructors: Laura Zaerr 541-757-8313 or
Hilary Smith 541-549-1229 or
Guest instructor: Julia Kay Jamieson.
High Spirits Music
Intermediate Harp Workshop
11-13, 2014 in Naramata, BC, Canada. Technique, arranging, stage presence,
improv. Guest artist-presenter: Kim Robertson. Information: Caroline Mackay
Hot Springs Music Festival
June 1-14, 2014. Hot Springs,
Arkansas. Age 18+. For pre-professional apprentices. Full tuition
scholarships and housing. Orchestral, chamber, solo repertoire. Harp mentor:
Deborah Fleischer. (www.hotmusic.org)
501-623-4763. Deadline March 14, 2014.
Houston Summer Harp Festival at Houston Baptist University
July 28 - August 2, 2014 in
Houston, Texas. Incoming 6th graders - graduated 12th graders. A
non-competitive comprehensive study of the harp. 3 Ensembles, private
lessons, masterclasses, workshops, finale concert. Overnight dorm facilities
available. Scholarships available. Kimberly DeRosa, director.
Summer Harp Camp
June 12-14, 2014 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.
Applications due before March 15, 2014 for priority
Interlochen Arts Camp Harp
Interlochen, Michigan. Intermediate Division June 21 - July 12, 2014 and
July 13 - August 4, 2014 (one or both sessions).
High School Division: June 21–August 4, 2014. 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. Instructors: Rachel
Brandwein, Joan Raeburn Holland and Sylvia Norris. Auditions are required.
These camps fill their registrations very early, so don't delay.
Apply by February 1, 2014 for priority review.
International Harp School 2014 L. August
11-15, 2014 in Wells, British Columbia, Canada. For harpists 14 through
adult, beginners to advanced. Instructors: Sharlene Wallace, Sunita
Staneslow and Maeve Gilchrist. Further information at http://www.imarts.com/.
Perrin Summer Harp Workshop
L, P. In Traverse City, Michigan. Not
available this year as Isabelle is artistic director of the 2014 World Harp
Congress in Sydney. Please check back in 2015.
Music Camp Harp Week
L, P. June 22-28, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Grades 9-12. Solo and
ensemble experiences exploring classical traditions and improvisational
styles. Master classes on orchestral audition excerpts, chamber music, harp
maintenance, career discussions. Instructor: Delaine Fedson.
Strings Summer Harp & Dulcimer Camp L. August
15-17, 2014 at Magic Hill overlooking Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington.
Lessons, workshops, harp history, harp circles. All levels welcome. 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. www.magicalstrings.com or
Summer Music Festival
July 27- August 10, 2014 at Western Washington University in Bellingham,
Washington. Three divisions: Pre-college, University, Fellowship (advanced
18-25). Lessons, coaching, orchestras, master classes. Harp instructor:
Catherine Case Barrett.
Performing Arts Festival P.
June 15-July 13, 2014 in Winona Lake, Indiana. MasterWorks is an intensive
four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of music, dance and
theatre. Each year, 250 students from around the world and with a wide
variety of Christian backgrounds participate in this unique festival that
combines artistic excellence and biblically sound teaching. Instructor:
Heaven Fan. Master class guest clinician: Susann McDonald www.masterworksfestival.org or
Midwest Harp Festival
L, P. July 20-26, 2014 at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Open to students and harpists of all ages. Ensemble, chamber music,
workshops, master class, private coaching. Harp maintenance by Peter Wiley.
Clinicians: Faye Seeman, Mary Bircher, Elizabeth Richter. Special guest:
mpulse Harp Institute
P. July 20-August 2, 2014 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. Deadline February 14,
Ohio Scottish Arts School
L and wire-strung harp. June 28-July 3, 2014 in Rocky River, Ohio.
Scottish dance music, airs and songs, ornamentation, learning by ear,
sessions. Option to assemble, finish and string your own 27-string wire harp
assisted by Ann and Charlie Heymann. Instructors: Sue Richards, Ann and
Charlie Heymann, Corrina Hewat.
Rocky Mountain Springs Harp
Program (intended for P, but L accepted) June 29-July 20,
2014 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Three weeks of intensive harp study and
personal development. Technique, musicianship, performance, physical and
mental health. Ensemble and chamber opportunities, twice-weekly lessons.
Instructors: Catherine Case Barrett, Grace Bauson.
Francisco Early Medieval Renaissance Workshop
at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California. Harp instructor: Adam
Harp Colony P.
10th Anniversary Season: August 3-17, 2014 in Saratoga Springs, NY. New for
2014: Play With The Pros Concerto Competition now open to all harpists,
special rate for Alumni Homecoming Weekend, and a performance and workshop
with special guest Park Stickney. Private lessons, master classes, recitals,
mock auditions, harp orchestra, flexible Practice Retreat residency for
professional harpists. Instructors: Elizabeth Hainen, Nancy Lendrim, Maria
Luisa Rayan-Forero and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. (www.saratogaharpcolony.org)
Sewanee Summer Music Festival
P. June 21 – July 20, 2014 in Sewanee, Tennessee. Harpists
participate in chamber and orchestral groups and harp ensembles.
Instructors: Marian Shaffer, Frances Cobb.
Slighe nan Gaidheal's
L. June 11-15, 2014 at historic Fort Worden near Port Townsend,
clàrsach, fiddle, pipes, song, and culture. Explore the living traditions of
October 24-25-26, 2014, in Asheville, North Carolina. Clinicians include
Wendy Stewart of Scotland, Kim Robertson, Sunita Staneslow, Frank Voltz,
Billy Jonas, Sue Richards, Rhett Barnwell, and more. Largest vendor hall in
the Southeast, workshops, harp tasting, and concerts at a wooded retreat
center. Thursday, Friday and Monday and Tuesday are optional add-ons of
Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat and Music Festival September
24-28, 2014 in Huerfano County, Colorado. Classes, workshops, harp circle,
symposium. Guest artists: Aine Minogue, Kelly Stewart, Heather
Yule. "Celtic Weddings: Music and Traditions" with AIne Minogue. Music of
Protests, Battles, and Laments: 700th anniversary of the Scottish Battle of
Bannockburn; the 1000th anniversary of the Irish Battle of Clontarf; the
546th anniversary of
the seven year siege of Harlech Castle.
Nancy Joroff at 978-369-2712 (EST) or
Summer Harp Academy
P June 29 - July 6, 2014 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
program designed to develop the versatile harpist to hone practice,
performance and professional skills. Instructors: Elzbieta Szmyt and Jan
Jennings. The Academy includes daily masterclasses, workshops, and ensemble
rehearsals, as well as faculty and student recitals. Visit
www.summerharpacademy.org for more
information or to register. Register by March 1 for
Adult Music School
L. August 18-22, 25-29, 2014 in Lubec, Maine. Celtic Harp Workshops
have daily private lessons, group classes, chamber ensemble opportunities.
Limited to six students per week, all levels. Instructor: Sue Richards.
TCU Summer Harp Workshop P.
June 18-19, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. Two days of solo masterclasses and
ensemble rehearsals as well as interactive classes in harp technique,
practice strategies and college preparedness. Festival Recital Performance
at the conclusion of the workshop. Open to young pedal harpists 8th grade
and above, intermediate to advanced level. For more information, contact
Laura Logan at 817.257.6099 or email@example.com.
Also Explore the Harp on June
20: A half-day workshop experience for beginning harpists, or those
interested in learning more about the harp. No prior harp experience
required. Practice harps will be provided, or you may bring your own. Open
to ages 10-14. Learn basic beginning harp technique and three simple songs
in a fun, relaxed group setting. Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For more
information, contact Laura Logan at 817.257.6099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Redlands Summer
Harp Camp P.
July 21-26, 2014 in
Redlands, California. Music for harp ensemble taken from orchestral music;
cadenzas and important harp excerpts. Faculty: Lynne Aspnes, Mary Dropkin,
Carolyn Lund, John Wickey.
email@example.com. Possibility of “Lever Harp Friendly” camp July 24-27.
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young Artist's Harp Seminar
July 5-19, 2014 in northern
Georgia. Private lessons, master classes, harp ensemble, various workshops
and concerts. New program added this year for beginning harpists ages 8-17.
Faculty: Kathryn Andrews (beginners), Susan Bennett Brady and Kimberly Rowe.
Guest artist: Skaila Kanga.
2015 Summer Harp Camps
Northern Lights Harp Fest
October 2-4, 2015
in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Workshops and concerts with Tina Tourin, Frank
Voltz, Alison Vardy, Martha Gallagher and more.
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