Apply to YAHS 

Submit YAHS 2022 Application

To apply to YAHS, first create an account on the Harp Seminar website, then submit the following application form. Audition materials are required for all new applicants.

Students should submit the application form themselves, answering the questions in your own words. Parents should not submit the form for students.

After submitting the form, you will be redirected to the application fee payment page. You will also receive an email confirmation. If you didn’t receive the confirmation, check your spam folder.

To see details of everything you need to complete your YAHS 2022 application, please see our program page.

Our application deadline was March 15, however limited spaces may still be available. Please inquire if you are interested in attending this summer. 

YAHS 2022 Application

Contact Information

YAHS Communication is done solely via email. Provide an accurate email address that you check regularly where we can send important information. YAHS only sends correspondences to one email address; the one provided here. Please be sure to use an address that you check frequently and will be valid through July.
Student cell phone numbers will be used for minimal texting for deadline alerts and communication before and during the seminar.
Please use an address that will be current through July 2020.
This phone number will only be used for emergencies.
This phone number will only be used for emergencies.

About You

What are your preferred pronouns?
Anticipated major is welcomed too.
This year, to conserve practice room space, and ease harp moving to ensembles and classes, we will be using a new communal harp rental system. This means that students will not be assigned a rental instrument in a 1:1 fashion, rather each student will have access to a number of harps for practice and performance.
Please note: If you are driving, you should plan to bring your own harp. Rental harps in our harp pool system are limited and priority is given to international students and others flying to YAHS. We know that driving with a harp can be difficult, but everyone is in the same situation. If extra harps become available, we will offer them to drivers. Please check here if you are interested.
If you intend on using the pool system, please just write that.

Music Information and Background

Please choose an option to describe your music reading skills. Be honest in your assessment as this will help us get to know you better.
Competitions, auditions, awards?
Read the information on the About YAHS page for more information about scholarship requirements.
Read the information on the About YAHS page for more information on our new Focus Track curriculum.


List two references other than your family or your harp teacher that know you well. Tell us how you know them and provide contact information.


The Young Artist's Harp Seminar and Competition (YAHS) is planning an in person experience in summer 2022. We will follow the safety recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the recommendations and requirements of Washington College, to provide an environment that is safe for our students, faculty, staff, and audience members. All students, faculty, and staff attending the Young Artist's Harp Seminar and Preparatory Division, along with competitors participating in the live final round of the Young Artist's Harp Competition, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable vaccines include those approve by the World Health Organization (WHO) or U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Proof of vaccination is required. This applies to all ages that are eligible according to the CDC. YAHS follows CDC guidelines for what is considered fully vaccinated, which may include booster shots. Face masks may be required depending on current CDC guidelines and Washington College requirements. Please note that YAHS will continue to monitor current CDC guidelines, and this policy may change accordingly. 

Pay Application Fee

After you submit this form, you will be taken to a page to pay your application fee online securely using Paypal. All payments must be done online; do not send checks or money orders. Note: If you are not redirected, it means that your form was not properly submitted. Click the application form tab again to check for error messages.