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Registration Details

Registration includes a completed registration form and a non-refundable deposit of $100 to reserve your space. The balance is due on June 1, 2018. Harpists applying for the Advanced Track of the Maryland Summer Harp Institute, Richmond Summer Harp Institute Week 2 or 3 or the International Summer Harp Institute must include an audition CD, DVD, digital video or audition in person (see audition requirements tab).  All applicants must complete a Registration Form. Mail form to:

Summer Harp Institutes
Attn:  Lynnelle Ediger
4101 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221


Students who do not reside in the Richmond area will be placed with a host family, usually a local harp family. Arrangements will be made to match each boarding student with accommodations. For families wishing to travel with their child, information on local hotels can be provided.

For MSHI, students who do not reside in the Frederick area will board either with host families or in the host church's nearby parish house. These arrangements will be finalized based on the final numbers of institute registrants. Minimum age for boarding students is 12.

Make all checks payable to the Academy of Music, 4101 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221. Limited scholarship assistance available, contact for more information.


Lever and pedal harps will be provided on a first-come; first-served basis.


All applicants must be between the ages of 6 and 22 as of 1/1/2018 for the U.S. Institutes and must be between the ages of 14 and 22 by 7/1/18 for the International Summer Harp Institutes. (Students younger than 14 will be considered by audition only)

Other deadlines

Once accepted, unless notification of withdrawal from the Institute is received in writing by 6/1/2018, the student and parent/guardian are considered legally responsible for payment of fees in full. All fees must be paid in full by 6/1/2018.

Spaces are limited. Register today! And don't forget your Registration Form!

Maryland Summer Harp Institute: All levels*

Richmond, Virginia Week One: Beginner harpists 

Richmond, Virginia Week Two: Beginner, intermediate and advanced* harpists

Richmond, Virginia Week Three: Early intermediate to advanced* harpists 

*An audition is required for the advanced track. Please see the Audition Requirements page.


International Summer Harp Institute: Preparatory weeks in Richmond are July 23 through August 3 and the tour is August 4-13 (By Audition Only*) The deadline for the International Summer Harp Institute application is March 1, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance status by March 15, 2018. After this date, additional applicants will be considered only if there is space available.