The six-week harp summer program is an excellent opportunity for the motivated student to develop as a musician and as an artist. During your time here, you will work with world-renowned conductors, teachers, and guest artists, in a curriculum that emphasizes musicianship, growth, and the joy of playing with an outstanding group of fellow musicians.
Solo, small group, and large ensemble rehearsal and performance are at the heart of the harp program. Harp student participate in the following:
Harp ensemble is a daily, two-hour class that focuses on the skills, art, and joy of chamber music as we explore challenging harp ensemble repertoire. During this block of time, you will also have studio classes, with opportunities for performance, practice, discussion of practice methods, and the occasional guest artist masterclass.
Harpists rehearse and perform with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (see 2019 repertoire), Interlochen Philharmonic (see 2019 repertoire), or the World Youth Wind Symphony (see 2019 repertoire). These advanced large ensembles perform frequently throughout the summer, tackling challenging, mature repertoire under the direction of some of the world's preeminent conductors. Recent guest soloists include Yo-Yo Ma, Jennifer Joh, Awadagin Pratt, Joshua Bell and many others.
This program features a highly educated and experienced harp faculty, with whom you will have weekly private lessons.
Use your two elective class options to study another art form, or choose from a variety of classes in the music department, including composition, Alexander Technique, music theory, computer music, jazz, orchestration, music literature, and more. View elective classes.