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Harp Ensemble Camp

Harp Ensemble 2024 is cancelled. Please look for updates on Harp Ensemble 2025.

Harp Ensemble Camp

July 29th – August 2nd, 2024

Performance: August 4th, 2:30 pm

Harp students and enthusiasts are invited to join together to make music together in an ensemble setting. The camp will include daily rehearsals culminating in a performance of 3-4 ensemble pieces at the La Jolla/Riford Library on Sunday, August 4th, 2024.

The camp includes the option to add semi-private music theory and ear training lessons.

Due to space limitations, each session is limited to FOUR harpists.

Registration deadline: June 30th, 2024

Morning Camp

9:30 am: set up harps
10:00 am-12:00 pm: rehearsal

Add Music Theory:
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch/practice time
1:00-3:00 pm: Music theory and ear training lessons

Afternoon Camp

2:30 pm: set up harps
3:00 pm-5:00 pm: rehearsal

Add Music Theory:
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch/practice time
1:00-3:00 pm: Music theory and ear training lessons

Combined Concert

Sunday, August 4th, 2:30 pm

La Jolla/Riford Library

Space is Limited!

Due to space limitations, each camp will be limited to only FOUR participants. Sign up ASAP to reserve your spot.

Harps: There will be ONE pedal harp available during rehearsals only, first-come first-served to the pedal harpist who registers and requests first. You will still need to bring your harp for the performance. Email sophiegrafharp@gmail.com to request the pedal harp or check availability.

Lever harpists, as a courtesy to the pedal harpists, please plan on bringing your own instrument. 

Tuition

Harp Ensemble: $350

Music Theory Add-On: $225

Deposit due at registration (applied to tuition):
Harp Ensemble only: $100
Ensemble and Music Theory: $150

FAQs

Who is this camp for?

This camp is for anyone who wants to play the harp with other harpists! Adults, children, students, and professionals alike are all welcome.

What music will we play?

Music selections will be made based on the harp type, experience, and requests of the participants. As such, it is vital that participants register by the June 30th deadline. We will play 3-4 pieces to be determined by July 4th. Participants will be expected to have parts learned reasonably well by the first rehearsal on 7/29 in order to take full advantage of the rehearsal time each day.

Who will teach/conduct?

Sophie Camden will be the primary conductor of the ensemble and teacher of music theory. Read more about Sophie here. Scott Camden will join to teach ear training (aural skills), lead sheet reading, and improvisation. Scott is the Music Director at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, where he conducts three choirs and uses his aural skills, lead sheet reading, and improvisation skills on a daily basis. Scott graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BA in music including a double concentration in composition and piano performance.

Where is the camp?

The camp will take place at Sophie’s home studio in 4S Ranch, address to be sent upon registration.

Where is the performance?

The performance will be in the community room of the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037. The performance will be free and open to the public.

Do I have to bring my harp?

Yes, you will need to bring your harp, bench, and music stand to each rehearsal. If you feel confident that you will not need to practice between rehearsals (or have another harp available to practice on), you may leave your harp overnight.

There will be ONE pedal harp available each session during rehearsals only, first-come first-served to the pedal harpist who registers and requests first. You will still need to bring your harp for the performance. Email sophiegrafharp@gmail.com to request the pedal harp or check availability.

Lever harpists, as a courtesy to the pedal harpists, please plan on bringing your own instrument. 

What is included in tuition?

Tuition includes Sophie’s time and expertise as a harp teacher and performer as well as the space in which to rehearse and perform. Tuition is also based on the intimate class size of four or fewer harpists.

Tuition for the music theory camp includes both Sophie and Scott’s time and expertise as music theory teachers as well as the semi-private nature of the lessons.

Sheet music is not included in tuition. Participants will be required to purchase legal copies of each piece.

How much is tuition?

Tuition is $350 for the ensemble only (morning or afternoon session). Music theory may be added for $225. Tuition will be paid via Venmo.

Can I do only the music theory part, not the ensemble?

Yes, email Sophie at sophiegrafharp@gmail.com to discuss further.

When is the deadline to register?

Registration is due by June 30th in order to allow time to choose and learn the music. Given that there are only 4 spots available for each session, spots may fill up before June 30th.

How do I register?

Register by filling out the form at the link below AND sending your deposit via the instructions in the registration form. The deposit is $100 for ensemble only, $150 for ensemble and music theory. The deposit is applied to the full tuition amount. The tuition balance is due on July 22nd, one week before the start of the camp.