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 23 - June 29, 2024.

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 peer harpists from around the world.

All skill levels welcome, ages 12 to adult.  


  • 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.