Young Artists Harp Program

June 29 – August 9, 2014

Ages 14-19*

*Students must not have begun their coursework in a post-secondary degree program (such as a college or university). Full eligibility details are found on this FAQ page.

There’s magic in the music at Tanglewood!

The Young Artists Harp Program is a full-immersion program providing young players a comprehensive overview of all facets of harp playing. Students receive weekly lessons with world famous artist/teacher Ann Hobson Pilot, former principal harp of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Assistant Director Franziska Huhn for the seminar. Lessons focus on technique, the interpretation and performance practices of standard harp repertoire, and the study of the important orchestral excerpts required of every serious harpist. Students in the program also perform chamber music, participate in harp ensemble, and are enrolled in music theory classes. In daily classes, students are coached in preparation for future auditions and competitions, and practice repertoire for a harp recital given in the final week of the program.

Guest artists such as Paula Page, Alice Giles, Elizabeth Morse, Elisabeth Remy Johnson and Jessica Zhou give master classes during the session. Each summer, harpists enjoy a rotation between the Young Artists Orchestra and the Young Artists Wind Ensemble as members of those large ensembles.