Announcing the American Harp Society, Inc. 2019 Camp Innovation (for ages 12-17) held in conjunction with the 2019 Summer Institute & National Competition in Winston-Salem, NC.


AHS Camp Innovation

June 16-22, 2019

  • Ages 12-17

  • Must be Member of the American Harp Society, Inc. join/renew here >>

  • Level: All skill levels, lever or pedal harp

  • Tuition: $792

  • Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019

The American Harp Society, Inc. 2019 Camp Innovation will be held June 16-22, 2019 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, held in conjunction with the 2019 Summer Institute and National Competition. This one-week residential camp is open to lever and pedal harpists ages 12-17 and offers instruction from world-class faculty and access to a week of educational and musical programming, while staying on the beautiful UNCSA campus.


Camp Program Opportunities 

  • Masterclasses. Led by distinguished Camp Innovation faculty, Maria Luisa Rayan and Elisabeth Remy Johnson, exclusively for the camp students on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Workshop. Led by Camp Innovation faculty exclusively for camp students on Sunday evening.

  • Attend the AHS National Competition. Camp students will have the opportunity to watch competition divisions.

  • Attend the AHS Summer Institute. Camp students will by fully immersed in all Institute programming, including workshops, masterclasses, world-premiere performances, and concerts.

  • Private Lessons. Campers will have the option to schedule a private harp lesson with one of the camp faculty for an additional fee.

  • Performance. Campers will perform as a harp ensemble on the 13th Summer Institute 'The Next Generation' concert on Saturday, June 22, 2019. They will perform a world-premiere performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, a storytelling-recital with Alyssa Reit. Details are available in the application form.


2019 Distinguished Camp Faculty

Maria Luisa Rayan  has performed to critical acclaim throughout the USA, Europe, and Latin America. A consistent prizewinner in competitions internationally, Ms. Rayan was awarded the Silver Medal at the USA International Harp Competition in both 1998 and 2001. Her harp studies began as a child in her native Argentina before coming to the United States to study harp with Susann McDonald at Indiana University.

Maria Luisa Rayan has performed to critical acclaim throughout the USA, Europe, and Latin America. A consistent prizewinner in competitions internationally, Ms. Rayan was awarded the Silver Medal at the USA International Harp Competition in both 1998 and 2001. Her harp studies began as a child in her native Argentina before coming to the United States to study harp with Susann McDonald at Indiana University.

Elisabeth Remy Johnson  is Principal Harpist of the Atlanta Symphony. A graduate of Harvard University with a double major in Music and French, Ms. Remy Johnson was a consistent first-place prizewinner in national competitions, including the American Harp Society National Competition. Her harp studies were with Ann Hobson Pilot in Boston and Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.

Elisabeth Remy Johnson is Principal Harpist of the Atlanta Symphony. A graduate of Harvard University with a double major in Music and French, Ms. Remy Johnson was a consistent first-place prizewinner in national competitions, including the American Harp Society National Competition. Her harp studies were with Ann Hobson Pilot in Boston and Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.


Cost & Dates

June 16-22, 2019

  • Registration Fee $170

  • Housing & Dining $622

  • Total: $792

Included in this fee is an allowance of $15 on each student's flexible spending account to cover laundry and minor purchases on campus. Students will stay in supervised residential halls on the UNCSA campus and enjoy the diverse selection of meals available in our dining hall, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meal options.


Deadlines & Payment schedule

  • Online registration opens January 3, 2019: $170 registration fee due

  • Registration deadline is May 1, 2019

  • Payment deadline is May 1: payment in full due

Please do not wait to register. Registrations received after this program has filled will be placed on a 'waiting list' pending withdrawals.

Cancellations

  • Student withdrawal by May 1: refund of one-half of total paid, less non-refundable deposit

  • Student withdrawal after May 1: no refunds


camper Questions answered

Q. Can I still apply and compete in the 23rd National Competition?

A. Yes. We encourage all young harpists to challenge themselves by preparing the music for their National Competition age division. If you submit your registration materials and are selected as a finalist, our camp staff will help accommodate your needs as a competitor.

Q. How do I reserve a private lesson?

A. When you submit your registration form, you will 'click' on the request private lesson option and then submit your teacher preference. Private lessons are available for an additional fee and are limited, so reserve your lesson early.

Q. Can I apply to the Young Composers Project?

A. Yes. If you are selected as a 'Featured Composer' you will participate in all of the YCP special events and activities when the Institute begins. Our camp staff will help accommodate your needs as a YCP 'Featured Composer'.

Q. Can I apply to the Institute masterclasses?

A. Yes. If you are selected to perform in an Institute masterclass, the Institute masterclass fee will still apply. You are welcome to apply to as many Masterclasses as you wish.

Q. Is there a day camp option?

A. No. The program is only for students that plan to stay on campus in supervised residential housing.

Q. Do I need to bring my harp?

A. Yes. All participants will need to have their own harp and bench. All campers will have access to practice rooms and secured instrument storage during the week. If you are flying into the program, you can rent lever or pedal harps through the Virginia Harp Center or Atlanta Harp Center. Make sure to reserve your harp rental well in advance.


 

American harp society, INC. Partnership with the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

 

The American Harp Society, Inc. 2019 Camp Innovation is hosted by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, following the same rules and procedures as their Summer Intensive sessions. Parents will find the For Parents page on the UNCSA website a helpful resource regarding campus life, security, transportation, and other important details regarding your child’s time on campus.

For questions related to your child’s time on the campus, please contact Sharon Fogarty at fogartys@uncsa.edu or call the Community & Summer programs office at 336.732.2848.

All questions related to the American Harp Society, Inc. 2019 Camp Innovation, please contact Camp Administrator, Grace Ludtke at ahscampinnovation@gmail.com.


All campers will be fully immersed into all American Harp Society, Inc. 13th Summer Institute programming beginning on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Full program of presenters and schedule will be announced in early 2019. Enjoy this preview of presenters, masterclasses, concerts, workshops, and lectures that will take place at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC.

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2019 Summer INstitute Preview