About the Lyra Ensemble

The Lyra Ensemble is a developmental group of students who will progress to the Intermezzo Ensemble as they and their musical and instrumental skills mature.

Due to the increasing number of students interested in studying the harp and participating in the American Youth Harp Ensemble, we added the Lyra Ensemble in 2005. The Lyra Ensemble, currently comprised of 15-20 students, allows newer, less experienced students to begin learning from the experience of preparing for and performing concerts, while still allowing the Intermezzo, Concert and Touring Ensembles to perform more challenging music in more challenging settings.

It is our hope that, in time, each Lyra Ensemble member will graduate to the Intermezzo, then Concert Ensemble, and then on to the Touring Ensemble, providing a consistent progression of challenges and learning experiences for our students.

Member Information

Rehearsal Schedule

  • Mondays, Rehearsal: 4:00-5:30pm
  • Fridays, Rehearsal: 4:00-5:00pm
  • Fridays, Theory Class: 5:00-5:30pm

Audition Details

The Lyra Ensemble has no audition requirements and students new to the harp are welcome. It is, however, required for students in the Lyra Ensemble to be taking private lessons with a harp teacher for reinforcement of skills learned during rehearsal.