We are thrilled to welcome back Judy Loman as a 2020 YAHS Guest Artist! Recognized as one of the world’s foremost harp virtuosos, Judy Loman graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with the celebrated harpist Carlos Salzedo. She served as principal harpist with the Toronto Symphony for over 40 years, and is now renowned as a teacher worldwide.
With special guest Anneleen Lenaerts
We are pleased to announce that renowned international artist Anneleen Lenaerts will make her first appearance at YAHS this summer! Anneleen will be in residence during week two for private lessons and more.
Our YAHS 2020 Counselor positions have been filled, but we still openings for a Prep counselor! Go to this page for more information and to apply!
Who comes to YAHS?
YAHS students come from throughout the US and abroad. Most are very serious about the harp and want to meet others who share their passion. Many go on to careers in music or music related fields, while others continue to keep the harp an important part of their life as they pursue careers outside music.
What students say…
Lydia PruittYAHS 2017, 2018
“YAHS has prepared me to become a better harpist in so many ways, from mock orchestra auditions to hours of ensemble experience. Being surrounded with incredible peers, teachers, and guest artists for two weeks gave me the chance to better notice technique and learn to play with more confidence. The activities are always amazing, and it’s a great way to make life-long friends. Plus, Kenyon college is beautiful, and exciting!
Lily PrimusYAHS 2018 Siochi Scholarship recipient
“I loved going to YAHS because it was such a special experience being with so many amazing harpists. The faculty and musical opportunities are absolutely wonderful and I’m so grateful I went.”
Zoe O'ShaughnessyYAHS 2018
“My favorite musical memory at YAHS was the masterclass with Nancy Allen. She has been one of the harpists I have looked up to since I began playing and it was an honor to play for her. With it being the first masterclass I have played at, I was very nervous but she was very helpful and full of ideas to help me bring out my abilities.”
Krista HagglundYAHS 2015-16
“My favorite part of YAHS was the variety of performance opportunities. I enjoyed the numerous different types of performance experiences from masterclasses to audition preparation and everything in between. YAHS is perfect for developing essential performance skills as a harpist.”
Have you ever wanted to know what Judy Loman likes to cook in her spare time? Well now you can! The Young Artist’s Harp Seminar Cookbook is full of over 120 recipes from YAHS faculty, guest artists, alumni, and friends. From salads to cakes, discover what your favorite harpists are preparing in their kitchens!
Would you like to help a young harpist attend the YAHS program? Please consider a donation to our scholarship fund. YAHS is a non-profit organization based in Georgia; your donation may be eligible for tax benefits.