Reach new heights in the company of extraordinary musicians.
The Atlantic Music Festival's Harp Program, led by renowned harpist Paula Page, is a conservatory-level program designed for advanced harp players. This three-week program, taking place at Colby College from June 26 - July 16, 2023, during Session 1 of the festival, offers an unparalleled opportunity for harp players to develop their skills and receive guidance from a highly experienced and respected musician.
With focus on individualized instruction, students can work closely with Paula Page and receive tailored feedback and guidance on their playing. This one-on-one instruction is complemented by ensemble playing opportunities and performance classes, allowing students to showcase their skills and receive feedback from their peers.
The program allows harpists to have intensive practice time with structured private lessons without the performance pressure of traditional music festivals, making this an ideal opportunity for those preparing recitals, auditions, and chamber music or concerto performances. At the same time, those seeking to gain performance experience will find ample opportunities for solo and chamber music performances in front of a supportive audience.
In addition to the core curriculum, students will also have the opportunity to attend cross-discipline seminars offered by other programs at the festival, including Composition, Piano, Vocal Arts, and MUGIC Lab, which includes electronic music and motion sensor workshops. These seminars provide students with a unique and well-rounded musical education and allow them to broaden their knowledge and skills in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Colby College, the Atlantic Music Festival provides an idyllic setting for harp players to immerse themselves in their craft and make lasting connections with like-minded musicians. It's a perfect opportunity to take your playing to the next level and have a summer of musical growth and discovery.
HOW TO APPLY
We are currently accepting applications.
Before starting your application, we encourage you to review the important details on the Fees, Dates, and Deadlines page. Once you have reviewed this information, you can begin your application by visiting our online application page.
Submit audio or video recordings of up to three contrasting works or movements. Selections must represent your current level of musicianship.
Recommendations are optional.
Those interested in our orchestral program may optionally submit two to three excerpts.