Summer Programs

Harp Intensive

Instructor smiling at student playing harp
Photo credit: Jacob Strauss

Harp Intensive for High School Students
July 28-August 3, 2024

PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1
ADMISSION STATUS NOTIFICATION: APRIL 1

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN
Applications will continue to be accepted until the program is full

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

APPLICATION


Join us this summer for a learning experience that will immerse you in the focused, challenging and supportive atmosphere of Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Harp Professor Diane Evans has planned a program geared to advanced harp students, ages 14-18. (Students under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent and live off-campus).

The Oberlin Summer Harp Intensive offers a week-long program featuring private lessons, master classes on your chosen solo and ensemble repertoire, and harp ensemble along with workshops exploring keys to efficient and effective practicing, technical problem-solving, embodiment of rhythm, and ensemble playing skills that go beyond delivering the correct notes and rhythms.  A fresh approach to phrasing and lyricism will lead to standout solos, excerpts and orchestral cadenzas.

A final concert on Saturday concludes the program - family and friends invited to attend!


Please note: All summer programs are subject to the College's public health and Obiesafe policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants agree to adhere to all College policy while participating in a summer program.

OPENING EVENTS ON SUNDAY, JULY 28
1-3pm   Registration and moving in
3:00pm Orientation Meeting
5:15pm  Dinner at Stevenson Dining Hall

CLOSING EVENTS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
11am  Participant Recital
Afternoon departure

Please note that the application requires you to include a link to a video recording of a solo piece that demonstrates your level of skill.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1
ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION: APRIL 1

APPLICATION STATUS: OPEN

APPLICATION

Application fee: $65

On-Campus attendees ages 15-18
Fees include program fee, dormitory room with linens, and all-you-can-eat meals at the dining hall:

$1400 Program fee, room & meals (double occupancy*)
$1500 Program fee, room & meals (single occupancy*)

*Bathroom facilities with private shower and toilet stalls are located on each floor.

Commuter attendees ages 14-18
$850 Program fee only
$1000 Program fee plus lunches & dinners at dining hall

PAYMENT DUE UPON ACCEPTANCE
Please note that all fees paid are nonrefundable.

A limited number of harps are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All participants will have a private, l
ocked practice room.

ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM

Checks may be written to OBERLIN COLLEGE

Mail to:
OBERLIN SUMMER HARP INTENSIVE
Oberlin Conservatory
77 W. College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

REFUND POLICY

Please feel free to email: summer@oberlin.edu

Each harpist will have a locked practice room in the Conservatory Building for their exclusive use.  Harps are provided.  If enrollment exceeds the number of harps available, students will be asked to bring their own instruments.  Harp moving for ensemble rehearsals and the final concert will take place entirely indoors.

The Oberlin Conservatory Library will be available to Harp Intensive students.  It contains harp solos and chamber music exceeding 2500 titles as well as over 60,000 books about music, more than 150,000 sound recordings and over 150,000 musical scores.