߲ݴý

Skip to main content
Harp Camp

Harp Camp

SFCM Pre-College student plays harp

Enrich your harp learning over the summer with SFCM’s Harp Camp for students aged 12-19. Hone your musical skills and connect with other young harpist. During this five-day program, each harpist performs solo, in a master class, and with the harp ensemble. Harpists receive daily instruction in topics including harp ensemble, eurhythmics, harp history, and special workshops such as arranging your favorite harp piece, improvisation, managing performance nerves, and more. Sign up soon! Lever and Pedal Harps are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Come join us this summer, collaborate with your harpist peers, and get your harp playing in tip-top shape!

*NEW in 2024* – Do you want a supportive, focused practice environment to complement your harp camp experience? Add our morning practice intensive for a supplemental fee. You will receive supervised practice time from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and an optional private lesson.

Faculty: Jennifer Ellis, Program Director
Ages: 12 – 19
When: Monday, July 15, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024 (12:30 - 5:30 PM) or 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM if participating in the optional morning practice intensive
Camp Tuition: $695
Supplemental Fee: $150 (for Optional Morning Practice Intensive)
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2024
Requirements:

Participants must have previous harp experience, ideally with at least 1 year of instruction. After registration, participants will be asked to send an introductory video so we can get to know both you and your playing. You will share your name, share what you're most looking forward to about harp camp, and play one song.

Sample Daily Schedule

9:30 AM - Optional Morning Practice Intensive
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - Welcome Activity
12:45 PM - Harp Ensemble Rehearsal
1:45 PM - Eurhythmics break!
2:15 PM - Workshop of the day (Performance Success, Amazing Harp Sound Effects, etc)
3:15 PM - Master Class
5:00 PM - Closing Circle

Faculty

Jennifer Ellis, Program Director

Guitar Workshop

Participants will study with SFCM guitar faculty and guest artists in this week-long immersive guitar workshop.

Vocal Academy

The Vocal Academy provides an enriching environment where young musicians can focus intensely and creatively to further their musical and theatrical skills and continue to develop their vocal health, technique, and performance abilities

Bass Clarinet Intensive

In this week-long intensive program, participants will work closely with members of the Sqwonk bass clarinet duo and the ߲ݴý Francisco Symphony to deepen and broaden their bass clarinet skills.

Harp Camp

Enrich your harp learning over the summer with SFCM’s Harp Camp for students aged 12-18. Hone your musical skills and connect with other young harpists from the Bay Area.

Introduction to Composition - ONLINE ONLY

Apply the principles of harmony to create beautiful chord progressions, compose amazing melodies and sticky rhythms to play them in your computer, at the piano, or in your preferred music instrument.