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Registration Details

Registration includes a completed registration form and a non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your space. The balance is due on June 1, 2019. Harpists applying for the Advanced Track of the Maryland Summer Harp Institute, Richmond Summer Harp Institute Week 2 or 3 or the International Summer Harp Institute must include an audition digital video or audition in person (see audition requirements tab).  All applicants must register online. 


Students who do not reside in the Richmond area will be placed with a host family, usually a local harp family. Arrangements will be made to match each boarding student with accommodations. For families wishing to travel with their child, information on local hotels can be provided.

For MSHI, students who do not reside in the Frederick area will board either with host families or in the host church's nearby parish house. These arrangements will be finalized based on the final numbers of institute registrants. Minimum age for boarding students is 12.

Make all checks payable to the GreenSpring International Academy of Music, 4101 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221. Limited scholarship assistance available, contact for more information.


Lever and pedal harps will be provided on a first-come; first-served basis.


All applicants must be between the ages of 6 and 22 as of 1/1/2019 for the U.S. Institutes and must be between the ages of 14 and 22 by 7/1/19 for the International Summer Harp Institutes. (Students younger than 14 will be considered by audition only)

Other deadlines

Once accepted, unless notification of withdrawal from the Institute is received in writing by 6/1/2019, the student and parent/guardian are considered legally responsible for payment of fees in full. All fees must be paid in full by 6/1/2019.

Spaces are limited. Register today!

Maryland Summer Harp Institute: All levels*

Richmond, Virginia Week One: Beginner, intermediate and advanced* harpists (tour prep week 1)

Richmond, Virginia Week Two: Tour only

*An audition is required for the advanced track and for the tour. Please see the Audition Requirements page.


International Summer Harp Institute: Preparatory weeks in Richmond are July 15 - 26 and the tour is July 27 - August 4 (By Audition Only*) The deadline for the International Summer Harp Institute application is February 15, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance status by February 15, 2019. After this date, additional applicants will be considered only if there is space available.