Harp Summer Program for Grades 6-9

If you aspire to further your individual study of the harp and develop your ensemble skills, the harp summer program is an outstanding opportunity. Through solo repertoire study, private lessons, and ample ensemble experiences, you will grow as an artist and experience the joy of playing with an outstanding group of fellow musicians.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 27, 2020 to July 18, 2020
July 19, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

We’re currently finalizing Interlochen Arts Camp 2021 programs. Please check back soon or contact Admission at admission@interlochen.org.

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 one-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.

Harp students rehearse and perform with the Intermediate Symphony Orchestra (see 2019 repertoire, 2020 repertoire coming soon) and Intermediate Wind Symphony (see 2019 repertoire, 2020 repertoire coming soon). These large ensembles present two public concerts per three-week session, with repertoire carefully selected to challenge and inspire young musicians.

This program features a highly educated and experienced harp faculty, with whom you will have weekly private lessons. Dedicated practice time is available on days when no lesson is scheduled.

Use your elective class option to study another art form, or choose from a variety of classes in the music department. When you're not in class, you'll have numerous opportunities to enjoy student, faculty, and renowned guest artist presentations in a variety of art forms.

Each session is three weeks long, and students are welcome to attend two three-week sessions.


Performance Venues

Audition Requirements

Audio or video files #1 and #2: Two solo works of contrasting style. There is no required repertoire, but the audition should demonstrate the applicant's overall ability. Piano accompaniment is optional. Ideas for suitable repertoire include:

  • La Gimblette, Pieces d'Automne, Epices by Bernard Andres
  • Petite Suite by Grandjany
  • Pieces d'Automne by Renie
  • Harp Olympics Book 4
  • Little Fountain by Pratt

Concerto Competition

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