Houston Summer Harp Festival
Sponsored by Houston Baptist University’s School of Music
July 9 – 14, 2018
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074-3298
Registration Deadline: June 11, 2018
Applicants will be accepted after June 11 if openings are available.
Scholarship Deadline: June 1, 2018
The HOUSTON SUMMER HARP FESTIVAL brings young harpists together in a fun and educational atmosphere for a week long intense and non-competitive study of the harp, its history, and music. Students from around the world have attended our Festival!
OUR FACULTY: Students have the opportunity to study the harp with founding director Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa, Therese Honey, Susanna Campbell, and Hope Cowan. Together, these instructors bring over 100 years of harp playing experience and expertise to the program.
ACCEPTING incoming 6th grade through recently graduated 12th grade lever harp and pedal harp students who are comfortable with reading bass and treble clef and have had a minimum of 6 months of harp instruction. In a non-competitive atmosphere, the students are provided with comprehensive studies on the many aspects of the harp and its music, its history and ensemble playing.
THIS YEAR – TODAY’S HARP MUSIC: This year we will focus on music written by living harpists for harpists. Students will have the opportunity to speak to composers and will be introduced to the art of composition as they create their own music in addition to performing music of today’s composers. Our finale concert includes compositions by some of today’s leading composers for the harp – Stephanie Curcio, Stephen Dunstone, Deborah Henson-Conant, Cindy Horstman, Julia Kay Jamieson and RoJean Loucks.
Students are required to purchase and prepare ensemble parts before the Festival. These pieces will be performed at our Finale Concert on July 14th at 11:00 am.
FESTIVAL TUITION: $400
50% refund on or before June 25, 2018. No refunds after June 25th.
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING (room & board) at Houston Baptist University: $350
OPTIONAL EXTRAS (not included in Festival Tuition) include after-hours classes, room/board and lunches for commuting students.