listed in alphabetical order, not by date.
Please note L for lever harp, P for pedal harp.
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USA and Canada.
2013 Summer Harp Camps
Youth Harp Ensemble Summer Harp Institutes
18, 2013. Coaching, daily ensembles and classes, many choices of
seminars and workshops in Maryland and Richmond. A European tour for
Artistic Director; additional faculty: Bridgett Stuckey, Grace Bauson, Aponi
Brunson, Meghan Gomen. See all the possibilities at
Adult Harp Summer Institute
L, P. August 1-3, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. Adult harpists of
all skill levels welcome! Adult ensemble will participate in final concert.
Evening sessions will feature a wide range of harp topics and mini-seminars
relevant to harp playing and musicianship. Guest artist and American Youth
Harp Ensemble faculty member: Bridgett Stuckey.
Arizona Harp Experience (in Utah) P. June 24-28, 2013 in Salt
Lake City, Utah. Solidify technique, learn to improvise and play jazz;
master classes, theory and more. Develop professional publicity package.
Faculty: Carroll McLaughlin and Cathy Clayton.
Aspen Music Festival (2013
deadline was January 2.) P. June 27-August 18, 2013 in Aspen,
Colorado. Instructors: Nancy Allen, Deborah Hoffman. Applications are
accepted as of Oct. 1, so apply early for this camp next year.
Baroque Opera Workshop Baroque
harp. August 2013 at Cornish College in Seattle, WA. For advanced
singers, continuo players, dancers. Harp instructor: Maxine Eilander.
www.pacificmusicworks.org/education or 206-913-2073.
Beginning in the Middle L, P. March 7-10, 2013 in
Williamsburg, Virginia. Instructors: Robbin Gordon Cartier, motivational
specialist; Jan Jennings, pop and jazz; Lynne Aspnes, classical; Janet
Harbison, Celtic; Rhett Barnwell, healing and sacred music.
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp L, P.
Four sessions. Grades 7-12: June 26-July 7 and July 10-21, 2013. Grades 5-9:
July 24-August 4 and August 7-18, 2013. Twin Lake, Michigan. Five hours
daily instruction. Instructors: TBA.
www.bluelake.org or 800-221-3796
Bob Jones University Harp Camp
P, L. July 14-19, 2013. One private lesson; ensembles, masterclasses.
Fluent sight-reading required.
Bob Jones is a
Christian university and personal Bible study and nightly chapel are among
Bowdoin International Music Festival June 22-August 3, 2013. Private
and group instruction, masterclasses, and the study and performance of
chamber music. Instructor: June Han.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute P. (Application
deadline February 8, 2013.) June 30-August 10, 2013 in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Age 14-19. Instructors for the Young Artists Harp Program: Ann Hobson Pilot
and Franziska Huhn. Lessons focus on technique, the interpretation and
performance practices of standard harp repertoire, and the study of the
important orchestral excerpts required of every serious harpist. Students in
the program also perform chamber music, participate in harp ensemble, and
are enrolled in music theory classes. In daily classes, students are coached
in preparation for future auditions and competitions, and practice
repertoire for a harp recital given in the final week of the program. Master
classes by guest artists Paula Page, Alice Giles, Elizabeth Morse, Elisabeth
Remy Johnson and Jessica Zhou.
Brevard Music Center P.
June 21 - August 4, 20123 in Brevard, North Carolina. Orchestral performance
with daily rehearsals plus
lessons, chamber music, master classes. Instructor: Ina Zdorovetchi. (www.brevardmusic.org)
Cammac Summer Program July 14-21, 2013 in Lake MacDonald, Quebec,
Canada. Celtic and chamber music. Bilingual instructors.
International Summer Harp Institute (CISHI) L,
28 - August 10, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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
Baril at email@example.com or
Elizabeth Volpé Bligh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cascades Harp Retreat L, P.
June 14-16, 2013 near Sisters, Oregon. Instructors: Laura Zaerr
email@example.com, Hilary Smith (541-549-1229 or
firstname.lastname@example.org). Guest instructor: Kim Robertson.
Central Coast Harp Workshop L,
P. August 2-4, 2013 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 7/8/13.
Crane Youth Music June 30-July 13, 2013. State University of New York
in Potsdam, NY. All harpists participate in orchestra; master classes, harp
ensemble. Instructor: Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis.
Eastern Music Festival P. June 22-July 27, 2013 in Greensboro,
North Carolina. Age 14-22. Orchestral training institute. Harp instructor:
Anna Kate Mackle.
Eastman Community Music School Harp Workshop
L, P. July 8-12, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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
Gullo Richmond, director.
Festival (session II): July 28 - Aug. 3, 2013, 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, and more! Harp instructor: Juliet Stratton, M.M. Festival Orchestra
conductor and lecturer: Dr. Paul-Elliot Cobbs D.M.A.
Fairbanks Summer Arts
Festival L, P. July 14- 28, 2013 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Varied
ability levels and genres of music. Instructor: Marcia Dickstein.
GMG Harp Forum
L, P. June 23-28, 2013 in Linfield, 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.
HarpArts Adult Study Retreat L, P. June 2-9, 2013 at Smithgall
Woods, Helen, GA. Instructors: Lynne Aspnes, Mary Jane D'Arville, Laura
classes, performance classes, practice time, and solo, duo, and trio work.
The Harp Gathering Mainly L, but P harpists welcome.
May 16/17-19, 2013 in Archbold, Ohio. Stress-free atmosphere and close
camaradarie, vendor hall. Instructors: Kim Robertson, Maeve Gilchrist,
Timothy Harper, Sharlene Wallace, Tapestry (Denise and Michael Grupp-Verbon),
Harp Journeys L, P. 2013
dates TWA. In Lewisville, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth area). Ages 9-18. Classes
will include ensembles, masterclasses, history of the harp, several
workshops, final concert. Instructors: Kimberly DeRosa and D-FW area
High Spirits Music Intermediate Harp Workshop April
12 -14, 2013 in Naramata, BC, Canada. Guest artist-presenter: Kim Robertson.
Information: Caroline Mackay at
Historical Harp Conference
L. July 10-14, 2013 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New
York, overlapping Eastman's "The Practical Harpist" workshop led by Kathleen
Bride on July 10-12, and the Eastman Community Music School's Harp Workshop
led by Nan Gullo Richmond July 8-12. The HHS conference will be July 13-14
with a faculty concert on July 11.
Hot Springs Music Festival P.
June 2-15, 2013. 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)
University Summer Harp Festival L, P. July
21-27, 2013 in Houston TX. For 6th-12th grade. Intensive and comprehensive
studies on the many aspects of the harp and its music, history and ensemble
playing.Director : Kimberly DeRosa. Instructors: Kimberly DeRosa, Therese
Idyllwild Arts Summer
Program Harp Workshop P July 14-27, 2013 in
Idyllwild, CA. Instructor: Allison Allport. Open to students who have
finished 8th through 12th grade. Intense two weeks of harp ensemble, private
Illinois Summer Harp
Camp L, P. June 6-8, 2013 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Instructor: Ann Yeung, Special Guest Artist/Composer: Julia Kay Jamieson.
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 1, 2013 for priority consideration.
Interlochen Arts Camp Harp Programs P. (Apply by February 1,
2013 for priority review.) Interlochen, Michigan. Intermediate
Division June 22 - July 13, 2013 and July 14 - August 5, 2013 (one or both
http://camp.interlochen.org/program/music/int/harp.High School Division:
June 22–August 5, 2013.
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.
Academy of the Pacific P.
June 17-28, 2013 at Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. A retreat where
mornings are free for private practice. Afternoon master classes will cover
the entire major harp repertoire woven through with art history, philosophy
and consciousness work. Artistic Director: Rita Costanzi at
International Harp School
12-16, 2013 in Wells, British Columbia, Canada. For harpists 14 through
Advanced: Alys Howe. Further information at
Isabelle Perrin Summer Harp Workshop
L, P. In Traverse City, Michigan. Instructor: Isabelle Perrin.
Not available this year but
will most surely return in 2014.
Longhorn Music Camp Harp Week L, P.
June 23-29, 2013 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.
Magical Strings Summer Harp (&
L. July 19-21, 2013 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
July 21-Aug. 4 2013 at Western Washington University in Bellingham,
Washington. Three divisions: Pre-college, University, Fellowship. Lessons,
coaching, orchestras, master classes. Harp instructor: Heidi Lehwalder.
Masterworks Performing Arts Festival P. June 16-July 14, 2013 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.
www.masterworksfestival.org or 888-836-2723.
Midwest Harp Festival L, P. July 21-27, 2013 at Oral Roberts
University, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Open to students and harpists of all ages.
Ensemble, chamber music, workshops, master class, private coaching; harp
maintenance by Peter Wiley. New! chamber music with solo performance
opportunities. Clinicians: Faye Seeman, Mary Bircher, Jan Jennings,
Elizabeth Richter. Special guests: Becky Nissen; David Ice and "Hooray for
Montclair Harp Camp L, P. July 8-12, 2013
on the Montclair State University Campus in Montclair, New Jersey. For ages
10 -17. One-on-one lessons, harp ensemble, solo and harp ensemble
performances, fun harp-related activities. Instructor: Loretta O'Driscoll.
mpulse Harp Institute P.
July 14-27, 2013 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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.
New Orleans Jazz & Pop Harp Weekend
L, P. June 6-9, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. One, two or three
day intensive courses to expand skills and enable you to play pop and jazz
Three levels in lever and pedal tracks. Arranging, Basic Blues, Reading a
Lead Sheet and much more. Harp faculty: Deborah Henson-Conant, Patrice
Fisher, Rachel Van Voorhees, Kimberly Houser. Also Carlos Valladares, Latin
Northern Lights Harp Fest October 4-6, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada. Workshops and concerts with Tina Tourin, Frank Voltz, Alison Vardy,
Martha Gallagher and more.
Ohio Scottish Arts School L and
wire-strung harp. June 22-28, 2013 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, Abigail Palmer.
Pacific Harp Institute
Summer Harp Camp L, P. July 2-6, 2013 in Mukilteo, Washington
(north of Seattle). A day camp this year for ages 11-18. Faculty: Alison
Austin, Mercedes Gomez and Janet Paulus from Sondos harp duo, Mark Andersen,
San Francisco Early Medieval
Renaissance Workshop L. June 23-29, 2013 at Sonoma State
University, Rohnert Park, California. Harp instructor: Cheryl Ann Fulton.
Saratoga Harp Colony P.
August 4-18, 2013 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Private lessons, master classes,
recitals, audition coaching. Instructors: Elizabeth Hainen, Nancy Lendrim,
Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra. (www.saratogaharpcolony.org)
Sewanee Summer Music Festival P.
June 22 – July 21, 2013 in Sewanee, TN. Instructor: Marian Shaffer, Frances
Slighe nan Gaidheal's bi-annual Féis,
L. at historic Fort Worden near Port Townsend, Washington. This is a
bi-annual event and will return in 2014.
Southeastern Harp Weekend
October 4-6, 2013, in Asheville, North
Carolina. Many esteemed clinicians including Kim Robertson, Maeve Gilchrist,
Sunita Staneslow, Park Stickney and more. Vendors, workshops, harp tasting,
concerts at a wooded retreat center. Thursday-Friday and Monday-Tuesday are
Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat and Music Festival
September 26-29, 2013 in Huerfano County, Colorado. Classes, workshops,
concerts. Guest harpists include Tina Tourin on Therapeutic Harp, Park
Stickney on Jazz Techniques and Maire Ni Chathasaigh on Irish music of the
17th and 18th Centuries.
or Nancy at 978-369-2712
Music School L.
August 19-30, 2013 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.
Redlands Summer Harp Camp L, P. July 22-27, 2013 in Redlands,
California. Middle school through adult. Workshops on preparing for music
career, therapy, free-lancing. Faculty: Lynne Aspnes, Mary Dropkin, Kathy
Bundock Moore, Kevin Holsinger.
Young Artist's Harp Seminar P. June 29-July 13, 2013 in
northern Georgia. Private lessons, master classes, harp ensemble, various
workshops and concerts. Faculty: Susan Bennett Brady and Kimberly Rowe.
Guest artist: Judy Loman.
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