Explore what’s next in the world of harp while connecting with hundreds of harpists
13th Summer Institute
Destination Innovation: Propelling Harpists into the Future
July 19-22, 2019
Open to all members of the American Harp Society, Inc. join/renew here >>
Opportunities for harpists of all levels to participate, learn, and network
Early bird registration deadline: April 1, 2019
The American Harp Society, Inc. 13th Summer Institute will be held June 19-22, 2019 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. NC. The state of North Carolina is ‘First in Flight’ as the Wright Brothers piloted the first powered aircraft in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, NC. Let your passion take flight in 2019, as we celebrate past and present innovators of the harp while inspiring future innovation.
The American Harp Society has hosted the biennial Summer Institute since 1995, focusing on education through masterclasses, workshops, and concerts led by the world’s leading harpists and pedagogues.
13th Summer Institute Opportunities
Hear innovative concerts and world-premiere performances by leading performers
Learn from leading pedagogues & harpists though masterclasses, workshops & lecture-recitals
Participate in community-based discussions through TED-style forums and panel discussions with master presenters
Support and encourage the next generation of harpists through student-focused performances by our dazzling youth
Celebrate creativity with the Young Composers Project, as young harpists compose original harp scores to perform at the Summer Institute
Connect with hundreds of harpists and socialize at themed-receptions after select concerts with catered food and beverages
New Full Week Options
In 2019, the final rounds of the 23rd National Competition will be held prior to the start of the Summer Institute. Admission to the final rounds of competition are free and open to the public. Campus housing will be available from June 16th through the 22nd. Students ages 12-17 can also join us for the AHS 2019 Camp Innovation and stay on campus in supervised residential housing. There will be public evening concerts for the entire week, Monday through Friday.
Our programming schedule is focused on a daily theme, providing a narrative programming experience for attendees as we bring to life the mission statement of the American Harp Society, Inc.
Wednesday, June 19 - Celebrating Our Legacy
Thursday, June 20 - Inspiring Excellence through Innovation & Creativity
Friday, June 21 - Inspiring Excellence through Stories & Ideas
Saturday, June 22 - Empowering the Next Generation of Harpists
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 in 2019 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
For information about sponsorship, contributions, and advertising in the 13th Summer Institute program book, please contact AHS Executive Director, Kathryn McManus.