American Harp Academy

American Harp Academy

UNCSA will host the American Harp Academy taught by world-class performers and dedicated teachers, led by Jacquelyn Bartlett (UNCSA Artist Faculty), June 25 - July 1, 2023.

The American Harp Academy (AHA) believes in “Nurturing the Artist within the Harpist” and offers a harp program to inspire and guide you to artistic freedom. The AHA is for harpists that want to be immersed in their music, surrounded by a community of artists that nurture creativity and artistic excellence. Harpists participate in intensive study with world-class performers and dedicated teachers, in this 1-week program that is designed to prepare harpists for competitions, auditions, recitals, repertoire expansion, and other artistic ambitions. Join us this summer to focus on your goals in a nurturing and supportive environment and meet and hear harpists peers from around the world.

All skill levels welcome, ages 12 to adult.  We regret that campus housing is not available for student over the age of 18 who have attended a year of college.


  • Two prepared, memorized harp solos
  • One new solo that is in the process of learning

Daily Schedule (Sample)

Masterclass 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Creative Activity 12 - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break & Practice 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Chamber Music and/or Harp Ensemble Rehearsal 2 - 4 p.m.
Break 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Seminar 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Students are expected to practice in the morning, afternoon, and evening to achieve a total of two to four hours of daily practice. Students will have access to private practice rooms to store their harp and equipment during the week.