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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

Programs for Harp

Introductory | Strings | Winds | Harp | Percussion
Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra | Ottawa Youth Orchestra

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. The Academy provides a high-quality instrument at no cost for each student through our instrument loan program (see OYOA loan policy). To ensure that students have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of the instrument, in addition to the group lesson each week, the Academy subsidizes 25 mandatory private, half-hour lessons. 25 lessons would normally cost $750, but under this program, the cost is only $450, paid in two equal installments of $225 by post-dated cheque at the first meeting (the cost of these private lessons is in addition to the tuition for the group lessons.) 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 12-1

Limited to six students