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 1, 2021. 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 application.
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Each daily masterclass will begin with a mini lesson of topics and tips including technique, practice habits, and memorization.
The Summer Harp Academy will commence with a faculty recital and conclude with a student recital. All students are strongly encouraged to participate. The recital will feature both solo and ensemble performances.
Both recitals will take place at the First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, NC and will be open to the public.
The SHA includes daily masterclasses to provide multiple performance opportunities for all students. Students will be able to sign up for when they would like to perform and get feedback from faculty and fellow classmates. Each masterclass will begin with a discussion of topics and tips including technique, practice habits, and memorization.
Private lessons will be available throughout the week at an additional cost. Please indicate on your application 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.
Each student is responsible for learning his/her ensemble part prior to The Summer Harp Academy.