The Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where students attend as many as 12 concerts of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The Saratoga Harp Colony is an advanced training ground for the world's next generation of professional harpists. The colony is a true pedagogical institution, with emphasis on individual development for promising young harpists as well as professionals. A distinguished faculty conducts an intensive program of private lessons, masterclasses, ensembles, and orchestral training.

Set in Saratoga Springs, New York, the colony shares its home with The Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, and the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival in summer residence at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The tremendous breadth of musical experiences is second to none.

Harpists looking for a rigorous orchestral training program will benefit from mock auditions, on-stage understudies, and guest-artist seminars. There is also full exploration of harp literature, whether one is looking to pursue competitions or merely seeking a greater knowledge of the repertoire.

Yet the most important thing about the Saratoga Harp Colony is that it is a place of inspiration where one can build friendships, share ideas, enrich one's musical talent in a intimate atmosphere - and have a thoroughly enjoyable time while doing it.


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Master Teacher Series

Play with the Pros

SHC Practice Retreat

Alumni Harp Weekend

Mock Audition

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