Overnight Camping: Students will be housed in the Ethel Walker School dormitory, with adult and student counselors on the premises. Tuition includes full-day classes, rehearsals, two lessons per track, workshops and master classes, and daily activities from dates listed, three meals daily, dorm accommodations, and all programs which do not indicate an additional charge.
Day Campers: Day Campers attend CVHI from 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m daily, from dates listed. Attendance at one evening dress rehearsal is required; Day Campers may be invited to attend 1or 2 other evening activities, and should plan to stay for the full first camp day.
OPTIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Guidelines for Scholarship Applications (due May 1, 2018):
Each year, CVHI awards a scholarship to an overnight camper. Students interested in applying for scholarship will be required to submit the following:
1. A DVD, CD, or video of 2 contrasting solo pieces (1 solo piece and 1 etude are also acceptable)
2. 2 Letters of Recommendation: 1 letter from current private lesson harp teacher; 1 letter from a personal reference who is not a family member.
3. A 1-page essay from the applicant, stating why they would like to come to CVHI, what they hope to gain from their summer experience, or their most compelling performance experience, and how it has effected their life.
4. A completed, online CVHI application form, all questions completed. Please be sure to check the "scholarship" box on the application form.
5. A deposit of $250 for an overnight camper or $150 for day camper (refundable upon FULL completion of camp stay).
Overnight Campers: CVHI- XT: August 5-13, 2018 (8 nts): $1439 CVHI- ST: August 7-13, 2018 (6 nts): $1050
Day Campers: CVHI XT: August 5-13, 2018 (8 days) $875 CVHI ST: August 7-13, 2018 (6 days) $675
Additional Private Lessons: $70 for 45 minute lesson; $85 for 1 hour lesson.
BRING A FRIEND!
**Recommend CVHI to a non-returning friend and we’ll give each of you $25 off your tuition fee** (Please indicate on your application who you're "friending!")
HOW TO APPLY TO CVHI:
Application to CVHI is open to both lever and pedal harp students between the ages of 12-20 years of age (day or overnight options available).
Required Materials for Regular (non-scholarship) Applications
1. Completed Online Application Form. All questions must be completed. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.
2. A deposit (non-refundable) of $250 for Overnight Campers; $150 for Day Campers.
**Early Deposit Special:** Send your deposit by March 15, 2018 and receive a $50 tuition reduction for Overnight Campers;
$25 tuition reduction for Day Campers.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED
NO LATER THAN JUNE 1, 2018!!
3. Final Payment due date: June 25, 2018
4. DVD and reference letters are not required for the regular application (non-scholarship).
CVHI accepts checks made out to "CT Valley Harp " Money orders, or cash.
Visa and MasterCard are accepted via PayPal.
POLICIES & OPTIONS
CVHI has two application deadlines: March 15 (early deposit with discount), May 1 (regular and scholarship applications). CVHI undestands that late summer plans happen (and sometimes change). In consideration of timely dormroom, harp ensemble and practice room assignments, CVHI strongly encourages applying by one of the above deadlines in order to guarantee the best camp experience for your child. While applications received after June 1 will be accepted, the following conditions will apply in consideration of the above:
Cancellation: All camp deposits are non-refundable; cancellations made once final payments are received (June 25, 2018) will forfeit camp deposit, plus a $75 processing fee.
CAMP PROGRAM OPTIONS:
Ensemble Track: Two harp ensembles are offered at CVHI for students at varied levels of study. Students interested in Harp Ensemble Track must possess music-reading ability. A minimum of 1 or more years of private harp study is recommended but not required. Ensemble music will be sent in the mail for preparation ahead of arrival at camp.
All students must be 12 years of age or older. Solo Track: Students who wish to have 2 or more hours of practice per day may select Solo Track, and should have at least one solo work well in progress at the time of their arrival at CVHI, for performance at the end of the week. Solo Track students will also prepare one or more orchestral excerpt of their own choosing, and one to be assigned by CVHI. Combined Track is recommended for the highly motivated student who desires practice time on a prepared solo piece, the study of one or more orchestral excerpts, and participation in one or more ensemble pieces.
**CVHI Honors Ensemble Program:** Work in a small group dedicated to advanced harp ensemble repertoire, with advanced coaching, with required mini-recital/Master Class presentation during camp week. Students must apply and be accepted into the Honors Harp Ensemble Program.
Students are required to bring their own harps (a limited number of rental pedal and/or lever harps may be available; please contact CVHI for more information). Harps will be housed in the campus library, which is locked each evening.
Once the application process is complete, all campers will receive instructions on what to pack, medical forms to complete and return, ensemble music (for Solo, Combined and Honors Ensemble Tracks), and a schedule for the week, along with guidelines for your stay. Music for Harp Ensemble Trackers and orchestral excerpts for Solo and Combined Tracks should be prepared ahead of time. Solo Trackers should plan to arrive with their chosen solo, chamber or orchestral repertoire or concerto well in progress to allow for maximum learning experience in their private lessons, and a well-prepared program for the final concert.