Prospective Students

Students are welcome to apply to join either the Troubadour Ensemble, Lyra Ensemble, Intermezzo Ensemble, Concert Ensemble or Touring Ensemble. Membership is open to students in the 3rd to 12th grade.

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

Membership in the Intermezzo Ensemble, Concert Ensemble and the Touring Ensemble is by audition only. Attendance at rehearsal on two days a week is required for participation. Private instruction, for an additional fee, is offered on a continuing basis for all members of the Ensembles. Students will also be expected to participate in several concerts per year.

The American Youth Harp Ensemble is committed to making membership available to all interested and qualified students regardless of financial means. Scholarships are available for those with the financial need. Please contact the Director for additional information.

The Ensemble is continually looking to welcome new students to the group. Prospective students can be assured of a rich and rewarding experience that will impact their lives and development in many positive ways. Anyone interested should please contact the organization for an interview and audition.

Rehearsal Schedule

Troubadour Ensemble

Mondays, Rehearsal: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Lyra Ensemble

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

Concert Ensemble

Wednesdays, Rehearsal: 4:00-6:00pm
Fridays, Rehearsal: 4:00-5:45pm
Fridays, Theory Class: 5:45-6:30pm

Touring Ensemble

Wednesdays, Rehearsal: 4:00-6:00 pm
Fridays, Theory Class: *3:30-4:15
Fridays, Advanced Theory: *4:15- 5:00pm
Fridays, Rehearsal: 5:00pm-7:00pm
(*class placement determined by AYHE faculty)