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What Students Say…
“I attended YAHS for four summers so it’s hard to name all of the great experiences I had there. It was the perfect balance between hard work and fun, which was what kept me coming back! It was so valuable to gain both constructive criticism and encouragement from fellow students and from the faculty.”
“The best part of the YAHS Prep program was being able to play the harp with other musicians. Having the opportunity to play with other kids my age was fantastic! I had never seen a stage full of harpists, and to be a part of such a performance was amazing. I highly recommend the camp to anyone who plays the harp and is probably practicing alone in their living room!”
“YAHS was such an incredible opportunity, and I’m so glad I got the chance to attend. I used to get so nervous before any performance, but all the wonderful opportunities at YAHS really helped me with that. The only way to get over performance nerves is to keep performing, and YAHS was definitely the way to do that!”
YAHS definitely helped develop some of the quintessential skills that a harpist needs. Playing in a harp ensemble honed not only our musicianship but skills as a chamber musician. The comments from [the faculty] about technique and sound still resonate with me today, and I apply them to new repertoire that I learn.”
“YAHS was very valuable to me in that it introduced me to so many of my peers—coming from the Eastern Iowa area, I could count on one hand the harp students of my age that lived near me, so attending YAHS and spending four weeks surrounded by students with similar talents and goals was an amazing and eye-opening experience.”