Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

Programs for Harp

Introductory | Strings | Winds | Harp | Percussion
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Beginner Harp Ensemble

beginner harp

Recommended Age: 6-8 First ensemble experience. This one-hour class is open to beginning harp students with no previous ensemble experience. To encourage study and help get students up to speed on this critical orchestral instrument, the one-hour group lesson on Saturdays is complemented by the FREE loan of an instrument for the duration of the season and a complimentary package of 10 half-hour private lessons (TOTAL VALUE: $1000.) Through games and creative activities, students will learn note reading, rhythm, basic notation, and early ensemble skills.

There are no audition requirements. Instruments are supplied by the Academy.

Saturdays 8:45-9:45

Limited to six students

Junior Harp Ensemble

junior harp

Recommended Age: 6-10 This weekly ensemble class builds upon skills acquired in the Beginning Harp Ensemble. Students will participate in numerous creative activities and group performances.

Saturdays 10-11

Limited to six students

Intermediate Harp Ensembles

intermediate harp

Recommended Age: 10-14 Harp students build essential ensemble skills within a chamber setting. Weekly group activities are designed to strengthen sight-reading, rhythm, theory, ear training, technique, musical artistry, and stage presence.

Saturdays 11-12

Limited to six students

Senior Harp Ensemble

senior harp

Provides an opportunity for advanced harp students to explore challenging ensemble repertoire and to focus on performance skills within a chamber setting. In addition to playing repertoire for harp ensemble, weekly activities will strengthen rhythm, sight-reading, ear training, technique, musical artistry, and stage presence.

Saturdays TBD

Limited to six students