Local students may choose to commute to The Summer Harp Academy daily. The commuter tuition is $700.
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due within 2 weeks of acceptance to The Summer Harp Academy. The deposit will reserve the student's place and go toward tuition. Tuition is due in full by June 15, 2019. If a student registers and is later unable to attend, your tuition (not including the deposit) will be refunded until May 15. After this date no refund will be given.
The Summer Harp Academy has a limited number of scholarships available to students. Scholarships are need-based and will go toward the tuition costs. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please submit a personal statement answering the questions below. Scholarship applications are due at the time you submit your registration form.
College Audition Preparation
Analyze the audition process from selecting the best audition pieces to confidently answering interview questions. Learn the importance of practicing performing and utilizing each experience to achieve a higher level of playing.
Building Pop Repertoire
It is important to choose the right music both for the audience and yourself. How do you know what to play at a gig? What is a "standard"? Is there a core set of music you should know? This class will help you to learn what should be in your repertoire.
Discover all aspects of the long journey to successful performances - effective use of time, strategic planning, memorization, programming, and stage presence.
Financial Independence for Musicians
It can be challenging to be a self-employed musician. Learn about finding sources for income, managing your income, and strategies for budgeting, saving, and planning for the future.
Who's Who in the Harp World: Pop Edition
When did we start hearing pop music on the harp? What were the careers of the early pop harpists like? Where and what did they play? Who were the influential harpists? Learn about some of the most influential harpists and how they established careers in pop harp playing.
Private lessons will be available throughout the week at an additional cost. Please indicate on your registration form which instructor(s) you would like to study with and how many lessons you would like to take with each. Students must make payments directly to the intructor(s) at the time of the lesson or upon check in. Lesson spaces are limited and available on a first-come basis.
60 minutes - $70
Each student will have the opportunity to participate in multiple ensembles. Prior to the program, students will receive ensemble music. Students are assigned to ensemble groups based on the level of the sample repertoire indiated on their registration form. Several of the ensemble pieces will be featured on the final student recital.
July 14 -21, 2019
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Lake Junaluska, NC
Tuesday July 16, 7pm - Faculty Recital - First United Methodist Church of Waynesville
Saturday July 20, 3pm - Student Recital - First United Methodist Church of Waynesville
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