Check out our new location!
The Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition is on the move in 2018 to our awesome new home at Kenyon College, one of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges, on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our new location is centrally located to harpists throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, less than one day’s drive for 80% of the US population. The college is location just an hour northeast of the John Glenn Columbus International Airport is for those traveling farther afield and internationally.
Kenyon College’s music facilities include state of the art performance and rehearsal spaces in Storer Hall, just a short walk from living quarters. Ample practice space in Storer Hall for YAHS participants means less harp moving. Prep students will enjoy dedicated practice spaces in Old Kenyon dormitory. Private lessons, private practice, and group classes and activities take place in Storer Hall, Taft Cottages, Old Kenyon dormitory, Taft Cottages, and in other campus music and educational facilities. Meals are served in the campus dining hall, also a short walk away.
YAHS and Prep Division students reside on campus in dormitories and cottages adjacent to music and dining facilities. Prep participants share double rooms in the Gothic-inspired Old Kenyon Residence Hall, and YAHS participants are housed in a mix of single and double rooms in the three-bedroom Taft Cottages. Faculty instructors and harpist-counselors reside on site and provide direct supervision of students.
The scenic campus setting features quiet walkways and plenty of space for recreational activities. Although the focus at YAHS is on harp, regularly scheduled recreational activities provide a break from practicing and a chance to sample some of the area’s natural beauty. Activities vary yearly depending on interest and availability, but may include cook-outs, hiking, swimming, and activities at the Kokosing River, which runs alongside the Kenyon Campus.