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Harp in the Mountains Summer Festival 2012It’s that time of year when we are dreaming of summer. Summer is the perfect time to put some extra focus on your harp playing by attending a harp camp. And today I want to offer two ways you can step up your playing this summer: the Harp in the Mountains Summer Festival and the first ever Harp Mastery Retreat Weekend.

Harp in the Mountains Summer Festival, now in its seventh year,  is dedicated to providing an intense,  fun harp ensemble experience for select high school and college age harpists.  The week-long camp gives students the opportunity to improve their harp playing and their musical skills while enjoying practicing, performing and spending time with other harpists. This year’s theme is “Be Prepared.” Students will learn how to be prepared to be a working harpist: the music you need to know,  the marketing materials you must have,  and how to grow your business sense as you grow your harp skills. The dates are Sunday,  July 14 to Saturday,  July 20. More information and the application form can be found on the ARS Musica site.

The first ever Harp Mastery Retreat Weekend is scheduled for Friday,  June 21 to Sunday, June 23. This retreat is exclusively for adult students of all levels.  The entire weekend is focused on you.  Through workshops and individual coachings you will discover new ways to play,  learn,  practice and simply enjoy the harp more.  There is social time too, plus a visit to a local winery.  This retreat is perfect if you are looking for in-depth coaching or advice on how to make progress toward a goal.

Both events are held at Hemlock Acres Campground,  a private campground on 156 acres in the beautiful central Pennsylvania mountains, with wooded walking trails,  a swimming pool,  and clean mountain air.  Students stay in deluxe cabin accomodations.

You can find more information on the ARS Musica website. Early registration ends soon; don’t miss these great summer opportunities!

Note: the Harp Mastery Retreat Weekend registration information is not yet online.  If you are interested,  please email me and I will forward the information to you. Thank you – Anne

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