The Illinois Summer Harp Class with Ann Yeung (ISHC) is held each June at the School of Music on the beautiful University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus. This intensive three-day class will offer daily master classes, private lessons, and the Participants’ Recital on the final evening. Participants will have the opportunity to work with Ann Yeung and associates. An optional Harp Ensemble Jam will also be available to a limited number of participants. There will be special presentations on various topics such as throughout the ISHC. 2024 will be a special 21st edition featuring Sabrina Vaughan and a new Harp Jam work by Julia Kay Jamieson!
Participants may use the School of Music’s excellent facilities. Harps will be available to practice on during scheduled times during the day. Lever harp participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own harps if they are not comfortable performing in class sessions on a pedal harp. Private harps may be kept on campus if arranged for in advance; a key deposit form is required for authorized private harp owners.
All ages and levels are welcome to attend the ISHC, although the number of participants will be limited.
Come experience the hospitality and atmosphere of the Champaign-Urbana area and the University of Illinois while immersing yourself in the artistry and inspiration of the Illinois Summer Harp Class with Ann Yeung and associates. At Illinois, come as you are and become who you want to be.
The number of participants is limited – applications must be received no later than March 15, for priority consideration. Final Payment is due May 1 or immediately upon registration.
The School of Music is conveniently located near several restaurants, coffee shops and the magnificent Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The University of Illinois School of Music has long been considered one of the highly ranked music schools in the nation, and the harp program has a long and distinguished history.
June is a beautiful time of year for the Champaign-Urbana area. The charming gardens of Allerton Park are only thirty minutes away by car in Monticello, IL, and there are many parks scattered throughout Champaign-Urbana. Downtown Champaign and Downtown Urbana boasts a number of art galleries and unique business establishments.