July 14-21, 2019

 

Cost of Attendance

$1450

  • tuition
  • double occupancy accommodations
  • all meals included
  • additional activities at Lake Junaluska

 

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.

 

Please note:

  • Students are responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements to/from Lake Junaluska.
  • The total cost is based on a double-occupancy room. Single rooms may be reserved for an additional fee. Please contact summerharpacademy@gmail.com for room rates.
  • Private lessons are available at an additional cost.
    • 60 minutes - $70
  • Harp rental is available for those students unable to bring their own harps.
    • $75 - Students may use the SHA's harps and share practice time with other students.  

Scholarships

 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

 

Personal Statement

  • Describe your goals as a musician.
  • Describe your musical achievements.
  • Why are you interested in attending The Summer Harp Academy?
  • What do you hope to gain from The Summer Harp Academy?

 

 

Workshops

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.

 

Performance Preparation

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.

Recitals

The Summer Harp Academy will commence with a faculty recital. 

 

The week will conclude with a student recital. All students are strongly encouraged to participate. 

 

All recitals will be open to the public.  

Master Classes

There will be multiple master classes and performance opportunities for each student. Students will be able to sign up for when they would like to perform and get feedback from faculty and fellow classmates.  

 

Private Lessons

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

Ensemble

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/herensemble part prior to The Summer Harp Academy.

The 7th Summer Harp Academy

July 14 -21, 2019

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center

Lake Junaluska, NC

Upcoming Events

SHA2020 - TBA

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Christine Kercheval

Administrative Director

 

Email: summerharpacademy@gmail.com

 

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