2017 International Summer Harp Institute


By Audition Only

European Tour: AUGUST 5 - 14, 2017

Preparatory weeks in Richmond, VA: July 24-28; July 31st-August 4

Tour Wales and England, UK: August 5-14



The Summer Music Institutes is pleased to announce the 2017 International Summer Harp Institute and Tour, providing an unparalleled opportunity for musical and cultural growth!   In addition to two intensive weeks of training in Richmond, VA in preparation for the tour, the experience will include a concert tour of Wales and England.  This Summer we are thrilled to collaborate with the Chamber Music Institute and the Choir Institute, providing rich ensemble experiences as well as performances in world-renowned venues in the United Kingdom! This tour promises to be an amazing musical adventure and the perfect opportunity to take your musical and cultural understanding to a whole new level!  Because this is such an incredible opportunity, the interest in the tour has already been very strong. Please let us know of your interest as soon as possible as space is limited! 

Audition Requirements:

1. Harpists must be between the ages of 14 and 22 by 7/1/17
2. Harpist must be at an intermediate or advanced level (there will be two tracks)
3. Harpists must be able to attend the Richmond Summer Harp Institute from July 24-August 4 in preparation for the tour
4. Harpists must pass a qualifying audition which includes a DVD, CD, digital video (YouTube) or a live performance of: two solos of contrasting styles and periods
5. Applicants must provide a reference or recommendation letter from a teacher who is familiar with their musical abilities
6. Applicants must submit a completed registration form. Click here for form.

Application Information:

Limited spaces are available for harpists age 14-22 with acceptance by audition only. Applications will be considered based on space availability. 
The deadline for the International Summer Harp Institute application is March 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance status by April 1, 2017. After this date, additional applicants will be considered only if there is space available. 

Applications should be sent to:
International Summer Harp Institute and Tour
Attn: Lynnelle Ediger
4101 Grove Avenue,
Richmond, VA 23221
Performance Highlights (see full itinerary below):

Sunday, July 23:  Boarding Students arrive in Richmond, VA 

Monday July 24-August 4: Richmond Preparatory Weeks with three performances

Saturday, August 5: Depart from Richmond, VA

Sunday, August 6: Arrive in London, England

Monday, August 7: England- Performance at Southwark Cathedral, London

Tuesday, August 8: Winchester Cathedral Concert, Winchester

Wednesday, August 9: Wales- St. David's Cathedral Concert

Thursday, August 10: Concert at Cardigan Castle

Friday, August 11: Rehearsal and touring day

Saturday, August 12: Classical Spectacular Concert with Claire Jones

Sunday, August 13: Feature Festival Concerts at Cardigan Castle

Monday, August 14: Departure 

Full Itinerary HERE

Additional Tour Details 


Student Pricing

Each student attending the Wales Concert Tour automatically receives a $695 scholarship from the Academy of Music. This scholarship includes two-weeks of Summer Music Institute programming and preparation prior to the tour. This scholarship is included in the price below.

 *Base Tour Cost:                           $3,345.00

  Boarding Cost (optional):           $400.00

(two weeks Richmond for SMI)

*There are only 24 spots available at the Student pricing. This rate will be applied on a first come, first serve basis. Any participants registering after this point will be charged the adult/non-performer rate.

Adult and Non-Performer Pricing

Quad:                                                         $3,450.00

Triple:                                                        $3,550.00

Double:                                                     $3,650.00

Single:                                                       $3,750.00


Full Pricing Info HERE