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, 2017. 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.
There will be multiple master classes daily and multiple performance opportunities for each student. Students will be able to sign up for when they would like to perform.
For more detailed instruction, please indictate your interest in private lessons on the registration form.
Workshops from the faculty to include the following (workshops are subject to change):
Learn how to identify chords and intervals, the triads for each degree of the scale, as well as dominant, augmented and diminished chords. A dicussion of inversions and relative minor keys is included. This workshop helps to prepare students for Basic Arranging.
Tired of searching for that nonexistent harp arrangement of your favorite song? Need to expand your pop repertoire quickly so you can play that 4-hour gig without repeating your sets? Learn six steps that will make your arrangements more interesting and how to take lead sheets or piano books and turn then into great harp arragements.
Mystery of Memory
Explore different strategies of learning which will facilitate your memorization process. We will dicuss the challenges of playing by memory and learn techniques to cover mistakes and keep any performance on track.
Happily Ever After
Everything you need to know to maximize your success playing for weddings and make it a happy experience for you and the bride. We will look at various types of ceremonies, selection of repertoire, preparation and even dress code!
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. 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. Several of the ensemble pieces will be featured on the final student recital.
July 16-23, 2017
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Lake Junaluska, NC
July 22nd - Student Recital, First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, 3pm
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