Music Program

Back for 2018! "Extensive Intensive" is our longer 8 night program. More time for coaching, activities, practice, learning, fun, and enjoying old and new camp friends. 

Happy to return to the same program?  CVHI's Standard 6 night program is still alive and kicking.  Choose CVHI - ST!

Whichever option you choose, CVHI's program allows its participants to select a solo, an ensemble, or a combined "track" to follow during their stay in Connecticut. Each track offers its own custom designed classes specific to either ensemble or solo playing.


Harp Ensemble Track Daily Program:
Morning RoundUp
2-3 Hours of Ensemble Rehearsal, Daily
2 Private Lessons
Private and monitored practice time

Daily Classes in Rhythm, Theory,Sight-Reading, , Technique

Themed Master Classes/Workshops/Mock Auditions

Evening games, outdoor activities and entertainment


The combined track offers study of both solo and harp ensemble repertoire, in addition to intensive study of orchestral excerpts.


Solo Track is perfect for the camper who wishes to devote significant practice time toward:

1 Preparation of competition, audition, or extensive solo repertoire.

2. Preparation and study of two orchestral excerpts; one of their own choosing, and one to be assigned by CVHI.

3. Concerto study (piano or alternate instrument accompaniment can be provided at additional charge for those wishing to perform a concerto in the final program).


Solo Track Daily Program:

Morning Round Up, 2-3 Hours of Private and Instructor-Monitored Practice, 2 Private Lessons, Daily Classes in Rhythm, Theory and Sight-Reading, and Technique, Themed Master Classes/Workshops/Mock Auditions Late afternoon or evening games, outdoor activities and entertainment.


Students interested in the Solo Track should have their solo works and orchestral excerpts well in progress by the time they arrive at CVHI. Each solo track participant is required to perform on the final recital. The Solo Track program is a wonderful option for the beginner harpist who wants to learn more repertoire and improve their skills in a focused environment, all the way through to the advanced harpist who wishes to prepare college audition repertoire, receive quality instruction and practice time on a concerto, or expand their background, sacred or wedding repertoire. Rhythm, sight-reading, theory and technique classes group them with their Ensemble Track counterparts, and themed Master Classes and workshops include elements of fun, learning and the occasional surprise. Scheduled outdoor and cultural events throughout the week provide fun and opportunites for friend-forming in the late afternoon and evenings.

Ensemble Track is designed for the student who wishes to learn how to play in an ensemble, learn ensemble skills, and experience the social and musical interaction that harp ensemble offers. Students are assigned to one of CVHI's two harp ensembles, according to their experience and level of study. Ensemble music is sent to students in early sumer, for preparation ahead of time. It is recommended that Ensemble Trackers have at least 1 or more years of harp study.


Our 4th Summer

Our Honors Ensemble Program is perfect for advanced harp students with significant harp duo, trio or ensemble experience. Interested students must apply to and be accepted to the Honors Ensemble Program and will be paired with students of the same level. HEP students will be assigned ensemble music, a group project or performance/presentation of moderate difficulty to prepare during camp week. Students in the Honors Ensemble Program will be allowed time to work on arranging their own ensemble pieces, and be required to give a coached mini presentation toward the end of the week.


This exciting and learning-filled week culminates in a final afternoon recital, in which each student will participate either as a soloist, or as part of a group. Our post recital reception leaves time for goodbyes, hugs and contact exchanges before an early evening pack up and departure.


Please visit our "Join Us!" page for guidelines, application deadlines, form and payment info.


CVHI offers interested students of 12-20 years of age either a day or overnight option, Students will be housed in dormitory-style double accommodations, with adults on the premises, and three meals daily.


Program for Day Campers runs from 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily, lunch included.


Connecticut Valley Harp Intensive

Office Address

1 Birch Road

Bloomfield, CT 06002 USA

Phone: 860-690-5328