Membership in the American Youth Harp Ensemble is a commitment of disciplined practice and dedication.
Students are welcome to apply to join either the Troubadour Ensemble, Lyra Ensemble, Intermezzo, Concert Ensemble or Touring Ensemble. Membership is open to students in the 3rd to 12th grade.
The Troubadour and Lyra Ensembles have no audition requirements and students new to the harp are welcome. It is, however, required for students in the Troubadour and Lyra Ensembles to be taking private lessons with a harp teacher for reinforcement of skills learned during rehearsal.
Membership in the Intermezzo, Concert Ensemble and the Touring Ensemble is by audition only. Attendance in rehearsal on both two days a week is required for participation. Private instruction, for an additional fee, is offered on a continuing basis for all members of the Ensembles. Students will also be expected to participate in several concerts per year.
Fall and spring tuition for the Lyra, Intermezzo, Concert and Touring Ensemble is $250 per semester; for Troubadour Ensemble it is $200. Some traveling performances for the Intermezzo, Concert and especially the Touring Ensemble may also entail additional cost. The American Youth Harp Ensemble is committed to making membership available to all interested and qualified students regardless of financial means. Scholarships are available for those with the financial need. Please contact the Director for additional information.
The Ensemble is continually looking to welcome new students to the group. Prospective students can be assured of a rich and rewarding experience that will impact their lives and development in many positive ways. Anyone interested should please contact the organization for an interview and audition. By postal mail: 4200 Dover Road, Richmond, Virginia 23221; by phone (804) 353-7001; or by email email@example.com.