The American Youth Harp Ensemble continues to dazzle audiences around the world as America's premiere youth harp ensemble, well known for their musical sophistication, rich sound, emotional power, and imaginative programming of repertoire.

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Update: We hope you have enjoyed the snow. We are reopening today, January 26th, 2016!

2016 Grammy Award Consideration! It's official, the AYHE's latest CD, Caravan: 10 Harps, 10,000 Miles is listed in the category: Classical Music- Best Chamber Music- Small Ensemble Performance!

2016 Grammy Award Consideration! It's official, the AYHE's latest CD, Caravan: 10 Harps, 10,000 Miles is listed in the category: Classical Music- Best Chamber Music- Small Ensemble Performance!

10 young virtuoso harpists journeyed 10,000 miles in the making of this incredible CD! Check out their CD launch on CBS Channel 6: Virginia This Morning! You can order your own copy of the CD here (digital download) or by contacting us at harps.foundation@yahoo.com for shipping information.

Performances

Performances

The ensemble has brought world-class music to enthusiastic audiences through hundreds of performances, recordings, television and media features.

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

The Summer Harp Institutes offer five weeks of intensive harp study. No matter your level of experience, beginner to advanced, or age, youth to adult, there is a week tailored to you!

Recent News

Alice Giles Interview

Alice Giles Interview

It was such an amazing experience having Australian virtuoso harpist Alice Giles here in Richmond last week at AYHE! She was the featured artist to kick of the 2014-2015 Music from Grace concert series whos proceeds benefit Sound Experiences, an out-reach program that provides tuition free music lessons to children in Richmond. While she was here Ms. Giles was also able to give some of her time to teach two master classes to the AYHE students as well as stop by WCVE studios to talk a little bit about her trip to Richmond! What an amazing harpist and delightful person!  Click here to listen to the full interview!

AYHE Core Ensembles

AYHE Core Ensembles

The American Youth Harp Ensemble is comprised of several performing groups.

Outreach & Mentorship

Outreach & Mentorship

About Us

About Us

The AYHE serves nearly 300 youth with conservatory level instruction, therapeutic music instruction, community service and performance opportunities.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

The American Youth Harp Ensemble in pictures!

Contribute

Contribute

The American Youth Harp Ensemble is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization. We hope that you will consider adding your name to those of our other benefactors.

Harpist Highlights

Harpist Highlights

Our harpists are extraordinary on many levels. Read all about them.

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