The GreenSpring Summer Harp Institutes offer five separate weeks of intensive study of the harp in two locations, Richmond, Virginia and Frederick, Maryland:

GreenSpring Maryland Summer Harp Institute: All levels*

GreenSpring Richmond Summer Harp Institute, Week 1: Beginner harpists

GreenSpring Richmond Summer Harp Institute,  Week 2: Beginner, intermediate and advanced* harpists

GreenSpring Richmond Summer Harp Institute,  Week 3: Early intermediate to advanced* harpists

*An audition is required for the advanced track.


Intensive focus on the harp, including group and individual attention, coaching and practice time, will inspire participants to grow to the next level of musicianship and artistry. Every day includes:

Harp Ensemble  Intensive time devoted to harp ensemble literature in preparation for a concert at the end of the Institute. A favorite class year after year, students have fun while learning the necessary skills for ensemble playing.

Individual Attention  Private instruction is a crucial element in the proper development of a player's skills. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty.

Coaching  Students work in chamber (small) ensembles with a faculty coach. Students may chose to use their time with a faculty coach to prepare orchestral parts or recital repertoire.

Individual Practice Time  Each student has an opportunity for uninterrupted individual practice time. Practice techniques and strategies are incorporated into all aspects of instruction. Students utilize these methods during practice to maximize their time.


2018 DATES


July 9-13, Full Day 9am-4pm; Half Day 1pm-4pm



Week 1: July 16-20, Half Day 9am-12pm

Week 2: July 23-27, Full Day 9am-4pm; Half Day 1pm-4pm

Week 3: July 30-August 3, Full Day 9am-4pm; Half Day 1pm-4pm


Audition Requirements

1. Harpists must be between the ages of 14 and 22 by 7/1/18 (students under the age of 14 may be considered based on audition)

2. Harpists must pass a qualifying audition which includes a YouTube video link (submitted to or a live performance of two solos of contrasting styles and periods.

3. Applicants must provide a reference or recommendation letter from a teacher who is familiar with their musical abilities.