Blue Lake’s Harp Program provides a focused, well-rounded learning experience for intermediate and high school students. Students spend more than five hours in the harp studios every day, participating in private lessons, harp ensemble, intensive practice, and classes in topics such as music theory, harp history, and performance skills.
Harp students work to develop ensemble skills necessary for orchestral and chamber music playing through a conducted harp ensemble and other daily classes. Students also gain chamber music experience through working in duets and trios. In addition to refining their current repertoire, students are also assigned a new solo at the beginning of the session to polish and perform at the Final Sunday recital.
Students can complete their instructional day by choosing a Minor, allowing them to experience another area of interest while at camp. See pages 34 - 41 for a complete listing of courses. Students also have the opportunity to hear various performances presented as a part of Blue Lake’s Summer Arts Festival, as well as participate in recreational activities and other camp events. Pedal and lever harps are provided by the camp. Enrollment is limited to eight students per session, accepted on a first come, first served basis. Each session concludes with a student recital.