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.
2017 Summer Harp Camps with early registration
Institute P. July 2-August 12, 2017 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
Application deadline January 29, 2017.
Music Festival P.
June 24-July 29, 2017 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Age 14-23. Orchestral
training institute. 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 may also
perform with the faculty orchestra and visiting artists. Student to faculty
ratio of 3:1. Harp instructor: Anna Kate Mackle.
336-333-7450 x227. Deadline February 24, 2017.
Arts Harp Workshop
Session 1 July
9-22; session 2 July 23-August 5, 2017 in Idyllwild, California. Intense
workshop of harp ensemble, chamber music coaching, private lessons, final
recital. Recorded audition required.
Limited enrollment. High school
age. Instructor: Allison Allport. See
for more information. Also firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions
started December 1, 2016.
Summer Harp Class
L, P. June 8-10, 2017
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. Limited number of participants.
Priority application deadline March 1, 2017.
Arts Camp Harp Programs
Intermediate Division June 24 - August 7, 2017. Interlochen,
Michigan. 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.
February 1, 2017 for priority review.
International Harp Festival
L, P. May 25-28, 2017 in Danville (San Francisco Bay area),
California. Three levels of workshops; seminars; yoga; concerts. Two days of
workshops for the advanced, preprofessional and professional harpist, and
two days dedicated to the young student harpist. Presenters and performers
include Kim Robertson, Felice Pomeranz, Frank Voltz, Julie Ann Smith Jessica
Siegel, Jennifer Ellis.
bird registration ends March 1.
The Vancouver Symphony
Orchestral P. June
25 – July 4, 2017 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
Auditions due March 12, 2017.
Young Artist's Harp Seminar
July 1-15, 2017 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, Kristi Shade,
Susan Bennett Brady, Kimberly Rowe, Emily Levin, Angela Schwarzkopf. 2017
Guest artist: Bridget Kibbey. www.harpseminar.com.
received after March 15 will be on a space available basis.
2017 Summer Harp Camps
Trad Festival L.
June 25-30, 2017.
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:
Fine Arts Camp L,
P. Four sessions. Grades 9-12: June 28-July 9, and July 12-23, 2017.
(Second session concentrates on developing skills for orchestral and chamber
playing.) Grades 7-9: July 26-August 6 and August 9-20, 2017. 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. Eight students
per session. Instructors include Jacqueline Pollauf, Stephanie Gustafson,
Chen-Yu Huang and Amy Ley. www.bluelake.org or 800-221-3796.
Bowdoin International Music
June 24-August 5,
2017 (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.
or 855-832-3393 (toll free).
Brevard Music Center P. In Brevard, North Carolina. June
23 - August 6, 2017. Students work with and perform alongside
world-renowned conductors and guest-artists. Daily orchestra & opera
rehearsals, weekly concerts, private lessons & orchestral parts sectionals,
mock auditions, concerto competition, chamber music (optional) and harp
ensemble. Faculty: Allegra Lilly. Scholarship awards and work-study
opportunities are available! www.brevardmusic.org/institute or 828-862-2140.
Cammac Summer Program July
16-23, 2017 in Lake MacDonald, Quebec, Canada. Celtic and chamber music.
Bilingual instructors. Sharlene Wallace teaches Celtic harp classes for all
International Summer Harp Institute (CISHI) L,
P. July 21-28, 2017
in Caroline (near Calgary), Alberta, Canada. Intensive one-week training
programme for students of all levels. All students receive private lessons
focusing on technique and repertoire as well as ensemble coaching, healthy
harping and daily stretch. Additional classes may also include
performance preparation, orchestral rep, harmonization of lead sheets and
improvisation, healthy playing depending on students’ needs. Instructors:
Gianetta Baril, Judy Loman and Julia Kay Jamieson. www.cishi.ca
Not this year
Harp Camp L.
August 8-10, 2017 on Horn Pond in Acton, Maine. ‘Tunes and Techniques’
covering strong Celtic harp technique, easily learned dance tunes, scale
work, and some accompaniment tricks. Teaching is 'by ear' but participants
will receive sheet music and MP3's. This is for advanced beginner level,
but email Regina Delaney if you have any questions at
Harp Camp L.
August 22-24, 2017 on Horn Pond in
Acton, Maine. For advanced intermediate - advanced harpers. Instructor
will teach warm-ups
and studies, tunes and maybe songs. Teaching is 'by ear' but participants
will receive the sheet music and MP3's.
For further information please
contact Regina Delaney -
Coast Harp Workshop L,
P. August 11-13, 2017
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 8/1/17. www.debussytrio.com
Mountain Academy Summer Music Festival,
L, P. July 23-August 5, 2017 in Fayetteville, 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.
Connecticut Valley Harp Intensive Summer Camp
L, P. July
22-30, 2017 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 25-July 8, 2017. At the Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam,
in Potsdam, NY. All harpists perform in orchestra, wind ensemble, master
classes, harp ensemble, solo recital and private lessons. Pedal harp only,
ages 12-18. Instructor: Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis.
Elizabeth Hainen Harp Colony at
Curtis Summerfest 2017
14-20, 2017. Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Week-long intensive program of master
classes, ensemble playing, and orchestral training. Instructors: Elizabeth
Hainen, Nancy Lendrim.
Evergreen Music Festival
(session II) P.
July 30- Aug. 5, 2017 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. This program is for students entering grade 9
through age 21. Harp instructor Catherine Case.
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
July 16-30, 2017 in Fairbanks,
Alaska. Private lessons (any level) and harp ensemble opportunities as well
as master classes (any level welcome). Instructor: Marcia Dickstein. www.fsaf.org
Féis Seattle L.
Biennial festival of Scottish Gaelic language and
culture.at historic Fort Worden near Port Townsend, Washington. Was
held in 2016. Please check back next year.
Harp Fest L, P. June
19-23, 2017 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. Vendor fair sponsored by the Virginia Harp Center.
Faculty and co-directors: Michaela Trnkova, Anatasia Pike. View more on
High Spirits Music
April 22, 2017, 9:00-4:30 in
West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. “The Harp Plays Song and Dance”
workshop plus practice techniques, arranging, improve. Featured instructor:
Rebecca Blair. Concert with Rebecca and the new Spellbound Harp Trio led by
Carolyn Mackay. Email
for registration info.
Harp in the
Mountains Summer Festival 2017
L, P. July 23-29, 2017 in Madisonburg, Pennsylvania. Camp atmosphere
and intense harp study for ages 13-20.
focus on learning together, campers work on technique and musicianship while
they play, practice and perform solo and in ensemble.
2017 theme is “Let’s Dance” with music from folk dances to ballet.
Instructor: Anne Sullivan.
Study Retreat L,
P. June 4-11, 2017 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, Mary Jane D’Arville.
Harp Festival L,
10-15, 2017 in Houston, Texas, sponsored
by Houston Baptist University. For incoming 6th-graduated 12th graders. A
non-competitive week of comprehensive studies on the many aspects of the
harp and its music, history and ensemble playing. Kimberly DeRosa, artistic
director. Instructors: Therese Honey, Susanna Campbell and Hope Cowan.
Tuition: $400 - $840. Scholarships available. www.HoustonSummerHarpFestival.com
International Harp Festival
L, P. May 25-28, 2017 in San Francisco Bay area, California.
Daily classes in tracks for beginning, intermediate and advanced players.
Classes for both the pedal and non-pedal player covering a wide range of
topics including musical composition, editing and arranging, Celtic and
world music, modal improvisation, playing expressively, jazz, working with
composers, and more. Nightly concerts spanning musical styles. Presenters
include Jennifer Ellis, Felice Pomeranz, Kim Rpbertson, Jessica Siegel,
Julie Ann Smith, Frank Voltz. Also Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone.
Strings Summer Harp (& Dulcimer) Camp
July 21-23, 2017 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.
email@example.com or 253-857-3716.
Marrowstone Summer Music Festival
July 23- August 6, 2017 at Western Washington University in Bellingham,
Washington. Three divisions: Pre-college, University, Fellowship (advanced
18-25). Lessons, coaching, orchestras, master classes. Harp instructor:
Harp Festival L,
P. July 16-21, 2017 at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Open
to students and harpists ages 9-adult.
opportunity for harpists to come together, take a break from the stress of
life, and simply enjoy being harpists together.
Ensemble, chamber music, workshops, private coaching, regulations. Harp
maintenance by Peter Wiley. Instructors: Mary Bircher, Elizabeth Richter,
Faye Seeman. Guest artist: Erin Hill.
MPulse Harp Institute
P. July 16-29, 2017 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.
Harmony Music Festival Summer School July 2 - July 9, 2017, in New
Harmony, Indiana, brings teachers in traditional music, jazz improvisation,
and classical music together with students who want to explore different
styles of music while sharpening their principal skills.
During the 5 days of classes,
students can expect to study with their principal teachers during the
morning and early afternoon class periods.
They may also want to attend a “gypsy class” where students can join in or
observe classes in other styles.
Students have the opportunity to perform as a part of several casual
concerts and jam sessions. Harp Instructor: Martha Waldvogel-Warre
www.waldvogelwarren.com. For more information on the festival,
school, tuition and how to make a reservation go to www.newharmonymusicfest.com.
Northern Lights Harp
October 13-15, 2017. Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
A wealth of workshops and concerts, Celtic Immersion day, vendors.
Artists: Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Frank
Voltz, Ray Pool, Diana Rowan, Harper Tasche and more.www.northernlightsharpfest.com.
Ohio Scottish Arts
lever harps L. June 24-30, 2017 at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.
Scottish music taught on all levels, including airs, songs, marches, and
dance music. Music taught by ear with music handed out after. Students 12
and up, excellent for teens. Instructors: Sue Richards, Gillian Fleetwood
from Scotland, Dominique Dodge, Therese Honey, Jen Narkevicius.
Rocky Mountain Springs Harp Program
(intended for P, but L
accepted) July 2 – 23, 2017 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, Kathryn Harms.
Please see Elizabeth
Hainen Harp Colony at Curtis Summerfest above.
Saskatchewan Summer Star Party and Harp Festival 2017 August
25 - 27, 2017 at Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan, Canada. Three
days of intensive learning around Sylvia Woods’ book “The Harp of
Brandiswhiere” plus a star-gazing festival with lectures on meteorites,
light pollution, etc. To register for the harp part and for more details,
email Cecile Denis at firstname.lastname@example.org. $100;
$150 after July 30. For more about the stars, go
Sign up early to receive the book and get familiar with the music. www.ceciledenis.com.
Tent sites and hotel accommodations are available.
Summer Music Festival
P. June 17 – July 16, 2017 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
Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat and Music Festival
September 20-24, 2017 in
Southeast Colorado. This is a harp retreat in the midst of a full Celtic
Festival. Multi-level harp workshops and instruction.
There will be 10 hours of instruction spread out
over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tutors: Kelly Stewart, Sue Raimond
(who does harp therapy for animals), Jaimee Joroff and Vie Lidmark.
Summerkeys Adult Music School
L. Celtic Harp workshops August 14-18, August 21-25, 2017 in Lubec,
Maine. Daily private lessons, group classes, chamber ensemble opportunities.
Limited to five students per week, all levels. Instructor: Haley Hewitt.
Gathering L, but
P welcome. May (18)
19-21, 2017 in Sauder Village, Ohio. The Harp Ensemble Experience,
stress-free atmosphere and close camaraderie, first-class vendor hall.
Instructors/performers include Aislinn Gagliardi, Carol Kappus, Lynda
Kuckenbrod, Kim Robertson, Cynthia Shelhart, Tapestry, Harper Tasche, Sharon
and Dave Thormahlen, Frank Voltz. The
grand prize in the Harp Hunt and Gather(ing) is an HG-30, "Raven" Harp by
Lewis Creek Instruments. Other prizes will also be awarded.
The Summer Harp
July 16-23, 2017 in Lake Junaluska, NC. 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
resume in 2019.
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