Harp Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Harp

Playing the harp is an exciting, impressive talent that requires a combination of mind and finger strength, lots of dexterity, and a love of its ringing nature. During this program, you will develop your skills alongside other outstanding young musicians. Our harp students spend their days in a collaborative, focused, and inspiring setting.

What You'll Learn

Our harp program is an exciting and dynamic course of study. Students have a variety of opportunities to practice, collaborate, and perform. Our curriculum includes:

  • Harp ensemble—a daily one-hour chamber music class 
  • Studio classes
  • Practice methods
  • Master classes
  • Intermediate Symphony Orchestra
  • Intermediate Wind Symphony 
  • Private lessons

You are welcome to attend both summer sessions.

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
3 weeks
Program Dates
  • SESSION 1: June 23, 2024 to July 13, 2024
  • SESSION 2: July 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
  • SESSION 1: Applications CLOSED
  • SESSION 2: Applications CLOSED

Program Specialties

  • Harp Ensemble
  • Studio Classes
  • Intermediate Symphony Orchestra
  • Intermediate Wind Symphony

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty includes distinguished harpists and educators from all over the world. They provide a thoughtful and professional atmosphere. Our faculty will help you flourish both as a young musician and person. 

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Joan Holland

Joan Raeburn Holland

Nelson Family Harp Chair

Sylvia Norris

Sylvia Norris

Instructor of Harp

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities

While at Interlochen, you will have multiple opportunities to perform both solo repertoire and as a part of larger ensembles. Each large ensemble performs two concerts per session. Students also perform for each other within studio classes. 

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty are composers and instructors who teach at both Interlochen and at other institutions around the globe. Our instructors are professional artists who are active participants in the music world. They are thoughtful, supportive, and eager to help you as you develop your career.

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus with multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Playing the harp at Interlochen Arts Camp

Listen as harp students and instructors share their passion for this big, beautiful instrument.