Young Artists Harp Program

July 2-August 12, 2017

Six Weeks | Ages 14–19*

*The Young Artists Harp Program is open to high school students who have not yet begun full-time college or conservatory study.

The Young Artists Harp Program (YAHP) is a six-week program limited to four students, enabling highly individualized and thorough instruction. Weekly lessons, chamber music, harp ensemble, and playing in the Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble lend to a full-immersion program, providing young players a comprehensive overview of all facets of harp playing.

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  • Two private lessons a week, one with world-famous artist-teacher Ann Hobson Pilot, former principal harp of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and one with Assistant Director Franziska Huhn
  • Focus on technique and the interpretation and performance practices of standard harp repertoire and orchestral excerpts
  • Chamber music and harp ensemble performances, culminating in an end-of-season recital
  • Theory classes
  • Rehearsal and concert rotation between the Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble with three performances in Seiji Ozawa Hall at the Tanglewood Music Center
  • Master classes with some of the world’s most esteemed music professionals (past visits and classes include Paula Page, Alice Giles, Elizabeth Morse, Elisabeth Remy Johnson, and Jessica Zhou)
  • Access to all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events a week
  • 6 hours of transferable Boston University course credit

The total cost of attending BUTI is based on the total number of weeks in attendance (even if attending more than one program). For more detailed information, click here.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, and program need. Any student applying for scholarship must complete the scholarship section of the admissions application, even if only applying for a merit-based award (the scholarship application is found within the digital admissions application). Those applying for need-based awards must also provide the family or individual’s summary page(s) from their most recently completed tax return (or form with equivalent financial information) from either 2014 or 2015. Students will be notified of any potential scholarship assistance with their admission decision.

Student that are dismissed from BUTI will forfeit their award and receive an invoice for the total cost of attendance.

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