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Our Programs

YAHS offers programs for harpists at various ages, levels, and stages of musical development. All programs take place on the campus of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, in Rabun Gap, Ga., about two hours north of Atlanta. Click on the tabs to read about each program.

Questions? Email us at to talk to a faculty member.

International Students

Would you like to travel from outside the U.S. to attend YAHS or Prep? Please read our special notes for International Students.

July 1–15, 2017

Age: 12–26
Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Young Professional

Applications Due: March 15, 2017

The two-week YAHS program is open to pedal harpists ages 12–26 by audition. YAHS students reside on campus in Jane Dormitory and present three concerts during their stay. YAHS students work closely with the Artist Faculty,  Guest Artist, Teaching Assistants, and Counselor/Apprentice. The program is fast paced, and includes intensive practice and performance opportunities along with recreational breaks every few days.

More about the YAHS program

Apply to YAHS

Information Center for registered participants

June 30–July 7, 2017

Age: 8–17
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Applications Due: March 15, 2017

The one-week YAHS Prep Division program is open to lever and pedal harpists ages 8–17; no audition is required. Preparatory students reside on campus in Ernest Dormitory, and present one concert during their stay. Prep students work with the Preparatory Division Faculty and Counselor/Apprentices. The pace of the program is relaxed with daily recreational activities.

More about the PREP program

Apply to PREP

 Information Center for registered participants

Summer, 2018

Age: up to 19
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Young Artist’s Harp Competition is held every two years just prior to the Young Artist’s Harp Seminar. (Competitors are not required to attend YAHS, however many choose to stay for both events.) The competition includes three divisions for harpists age up to age 19. A preliminary video round is held in May. Competitors who are invited to attend the final round reside in area hotels.

More about the competition

 Enter the competition (available January 2018)

 Information Center for competition finalists