1. Prepare

Prepare supplementary materials.

Résumé

List of two to four solo pieces and/or harp parts or cadenzas from the major orchestral repertoire, to play in the master class if accepted.

An audio or video recording of your playing, lasting 15 minutes to no more than 20 minutes. (It doesn’t have to be professional!) There are no repertoire requirements; however we suggest two contrasting works. Past performers of the Saratoga Harp Colony are not required to submit a new video, but are welcome to do so.

Contact information for current private teacher (your teacher will receive an email with directions from the registration system to submit a recommendation letter online).

A digital photo of yourself, from which a photo ID will be generated. The photo must be full-face view directly facing the camera with both eyes open, no glasses, and no hat or head covering that obscures or shadows your face. (Head coverings worn daily for religious purpose are allowed.)

2. Apply

The link to the registration will be posted here soon.

3. Pay

Pay the $65 application fee. You will be notified of your status by email; the notice will include directions on tuition and housing payments. 

Starting noon EST Wednesday, March 15, 2018, $60 will be added to the application fee. Applications close Friday, April 13, 2018 at noon. EST.

 


Performer

  • Tuition: $1,205
  • Application Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $785

Professional Retreat

  • Tuition: $600
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $390

Auditor

  • Tuition: $125/day
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $130/night

*Registration fee: $65 before Thursday, March 15, 2018 at noon EST; $125 (after March 15, 2018).

Curtis Donors, from the Player's Circle (those who have given $75 to Curtis Institute) and above, receive 15% discount on tuition to the Professional Retreat or Auditor track. Contact summerfest@curtis.edu for your discount code to be entered at the end of registration.

Curtis Summerfest does not offer scholarships for the Elizabeth Hainen Harp Class. Students and parents are urged to seek financial assistance from local sources such as school music organizations; county, state, or national music education organizations; youth orchestras and bands; music clubs; service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.); businesses; churches; and foundations.

  1. Click “apply now” button and create an account on the application platform. The link to the registration will be posted soon.
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Pay the $65 application fee via credit card on the application platform.
  4. Performers: You will be notified of your status by email (acceptance, waiting list, or no admittance). For those accepted at the first deadline, the notice will include directions on tuition and housing payments. Pay the tuition and housing by noon EST April 1, 2018.

Those attending the professional retreat or as an auditor will pay tuition at the end of the registration. 

Starting NOON EST March 15, 2018, $60 will be added to the application fee. Applications close Friday, April 13, 2018 at noon. EST.

Questions about the application process? Ask Summerfest.