Notice: All YAHS 2020 on site programs are canceled due to the COVID-19 health crisis. We will update this page with information about our 2021 season as soon as it’s available.

Before beginning the application process, please read carefully the information found in the Programs section where you will find details about fees, scholarship opportunities, and what to expect at Prep.

Note: after submitting the following forms, you will receive an email confirmation. After submitting the application form, you will be redirected to the payment page. If you don’t receive a confirmation, or if you aren’t redirected to the payment page, it means that your form was not submitted properly. (Be sure to check your spam folder.)  Click the section tab again to check for error messages. 

The YAHS Preparatory Division runs from July 4–18, 2020, and is open to pedal or lever harpists ages 8–17. No audition is required. 

To apply to PREP, first create an account on the Harp Seminar website, then submit the following materials no later than March 15, 2020:

  • Online application form
    Students should complete this application yourself, answering the questions in your own words.
  • Teacher Recommendation (click tab above)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee ($100 for students residing outside of the U.S. and Canada) submitted online through Paypal. (Note: The application fee will be refunded only if a student is not accepted to the Prep program. The application fee is transferable to the YAHS program.)

Your application is not complete until we have received all the materials above. We encourage you to submit the application and application fee as soon as possible to help with our planning. Applications received after March 15 may be considered on a space-available basis. Applications received after March 15 may be considered on a space-available basis. Ask your teacher to visit this website and submit the Teacher Recommendation Form by March 15. Your application will not be complete until we receive your teacher recommendation. Please include one primary email where we can send important information about the seminar; most communication will be sent via e-mail.

Enrollment is limited. Upon acceptance, students will have access to the Student Information Center, which provides comprehensive details about what to bring to the seminar and how to prepare. Do not purchase airline tickets until you have been notified of your acceptance to the seminar. Most communication with students, including acceptance letters, will be done via e-mail, so please be sure to include accurate e-mail addresses that you check regularly for both parent and student on your application form.

Information for Teachers

Thank you for encouraging your student to attend the YAHS Preparatory Division. The Preparatory Division is open to harpists age 8–17 at beginning to intermediate skill levels, and no audition is required. However, we’d like to know more about your student and ask that you please submit the online teacher recommendation form below no later than March 15.

Please be assured that our goal is to help students grow as musicians and performers by supplementing the technical and musical instruction provided by their home teacher. We work personally with each student to ensure that the instruction they receive at YAHS will enhance their present course of study. If you have any questions at all about the YAHS program and how your student would fit in, please don’t hesitate to contact a faculty member. If you have any other students you feel would benefit from this experience, we hope you will encourage them to apply as well.

PREP Scholarship Application

Please submit the following form with the required materials by March 15. You’ll need to create an account on this website and log in to see and submit the form.