Summer Camp Roundup

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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.

 

A five-day harp course in a beautiful setting with top young Scottish harpist Màiri Chaimbeul. Expand your folk harp repertoire & technique through Scottish/Irish tunes and exploration of the impact of harmonic & rhythmic ideas, phrasing, tone, ornamentation and more. Choice of harp workshops each afternoon or workshops in a huge variety of traditional instruments and disciplines. Each evening, attend concerts with world-class traditional musicians.

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Anderson, IN, United States

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.

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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.

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225 Music School Road, Aspen, CO, United States

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.

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!

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Twin Lake, MI, United States

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.

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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.

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Lenox, MA, United States

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.

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Vassouras - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.

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Brevard, NC, United States

Brevard provides a congenial summer community for young musicians of exceptional gifts. 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.

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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 Kela Walton and the faculty at Buffalo Suzuki Strings. Space is limited, and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The workshop will conclude with a final harp ensemble concert on August 17, 2018.

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Calgary, AB, Canada

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.

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Harpist MARCIA DICKSTEIN  of THE DEBUSSY TRIO invites harpists to explore familiar and unusual repertoire at masterclasses on concert or lever harp and as part of chamber music groups.

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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.

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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.

  • Orchestra
  • Chamber music
  • Master classes
  • Weekly private instruction
  • Weekend recitals
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Freeville, NY, United States

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.

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Greensboro, NC, United States

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 24, 2017. Apply today!

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Harp classes (electric, pedal & lever harp)
Master classes with international artist Anaïs Gaudemard
Workshop for disabled people
Concerts
Makers exhibition
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

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801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD, United States

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.

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Brooklyn Park, MD, United States

This is a try-it-out style camp for children ages 6-10 who are new to the harp. The camp will be taught by Zoe Coppola, a professional harpist and graduate of the Peabody Conservatory.

Burntisland, United Kingdom

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

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A 3-day harp retreat  in a peaceful, rural setting with Kim Robertson & Sunita Staneslow.  Five to six hours of activities daily with workshops, master classes, optional ensemble playing and an add-on Special Focus class on Thursday. The evening activities will include informal harp circles, a recital by Kim & Sunita and a “Hidden Talents Show” the final night. The focus is on musicality and expression combined with practical tools to improve technique for any level.
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University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States

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. UT Senior Lecturer in Harp, Delaine Leonard, leads this program. This camp culminates with a student performance.

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Hot Springs, AR, United States

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Montclair, NJ, United States

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.

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Peru, Nebraska, United States
Brownville, Nebraska, United States

The Nebraska Harp Workshop is a one-week intensive of harp ensemble, classes, performing, recording opportunities and faculty recitals by instructors Julie Smith Phillips, Rachel Starr Ellins & Gaye LeBlanc. Held on the campus of Peru State College and in the nearby historic Brownville, NE, the workshop is geared for high school and college aged students. Dates for the workshop are June 5-11, 2016. Visit http://www.nebraskaharp.com for more information!

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Jefferson Parish Library - East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA

This Harp Weekend is designed to improve the Jazz & Pop musical skills of our student harpists and also to generate interest among music students to study jazz harp on a more regular basis. Guest Artists: Ben Creighton Griffiths, Welsh Jazz harpist, Patrice Fisher, Rachel Van Voorhees,  Rebecca Babin and Luke Brechelsbauer.

 

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Oberlin, OH, United States

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.

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248 Jaster Road, Round Top, TX, United States

The Round Top Festival Institute offers six weeks (no absence is permitted) of intensive training for young talented musicians (born before December 31, 2000) seeking a transition from conservatories and universities to a future professional career. Symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, chamber music and solo repertoire are included in this concentrated 6-week program.

Sewanee, TN, United States

Four-week orchestra, chamber music and piano training program for talented young musicians ages twelve through graduate school, held each summer at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Harpists have weekly lessons and chamber music assignments.

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Roquefort-les-Pins, France

Don’t miss an opportunity to be inspired by the renowned French harpist Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, former student of Marcel Tournier.

Stages de Harpe offers group and individual harp lessons in the home of Madame Fontan-Binoche, with a flexible length of stay of your choice (1 day-3 weeks). Participants stay in the property’s guesthouse.

No French language experience required.

Lubec, ME, United States

SummerKeys is an adult music camp located at the easternmost tip of Maine. People of all abilities, from complete beginner to advanced, are welcome. There are no auditions, and no requirements. Daily individual and group lessons, as well as ensemble work.

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Lake Junaluska, NC, United States

The Summer Harp Academy is a comprehensive program designed to develop the versatile harpist. Harpists will be able to hone their performance and professional skills under the instruction of acclaimed professors Elzbieta Szmyt and Jan Jennings. The SHA includes a faculty recital, daily masterclasses, lectures and ensemble rehearsals; and concludes with a student recital. Practice time and private instruction are also available throughout the week. 

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Join for the 15th 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. 2017 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.

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Denton, TX, United States

This is a one-day workshop in harp performance and harp wellness, presented by Dr. Jaymee Haefner, Professor of harp at UNT and Dr. Sajid Surve, performance wellness doctor at UNT.  The workshop is suitable for harpists of all ages and levels.

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1155 Union Circle, Denton, TX, United States

Private lessons, chamber music, string orchestra, clinics, masterclasses, and concerts will be the focus of an intense workshop for violinists, violists, cellists, double bassists, and harpists under the instruction of our internationally-acclaimed UNT string faculty.

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