Colorado Harp Seminar

Welcome to the Colorado Harp Seminar

Colorado Harp Seminar is a one-week intensive harp program for high school and undergraduate pedal harpists. Directed by faculty member Kathryn Harms at Colorado State University, it is designed to support, nurture, and inspire excellent musicianship. In addition to private lessons, students will participate in harp ensemble, masterclasses, and workshops on various topics such as musician wellness and entrepreneurship. It culminates in a showcase concert of solo and harp ensemble music.


Application and Audition

To apply for the Colorado Harp Seminar, please fill out the simple and free application below and follow the instructions to submit an audition.

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  • For an immersive learning experience, applicants are encouraged to apply to the residential program (this package includes room and board on campus for the week). For applicants who are located within very close proximity (20-minute or less drive to the University Center for the Arts), a commuting option may be available (this package includes lunch on campus).
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Audition Instructions

  • Video recording of two contrasting solos
    • Memorization is not required
    • The video frame should include students’ hands and face
    • A standard orchestral excerpt may be substituted for a solo
    • Recordings must be made within the last 12 months
    • Recordings may be from live performances or casual settings

This is a non-competitive application and audition that is required primarily for part assignments in the harp ensemble. Please submit audition recordings to Kathryn Harms. Applicants may send a link to an unlisted YouTube video or other video storage if the files are too large to send as an email attachment. If there are any questions about the audition requirements or submission process, please contact Kathryn Harms at

Once your application and audition have been received, reviewed, and accepted, you will be provided a promo code that enables you to register for the Colorado Harp Seminar. Once you have your promo code, please click the button below to complete registration, pay tuition, and reserve your spot in the program:


Seminar Dates/Location:

June 9-15, 2024, University Center for the Arts, located at 1400 Remington Street

Showcase Concert:

June 15, 2024, 2:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, University Center for the Arts


Residential Program: $1,475 for tuition, room, and board; accommodations are a private air-conditioned dormitory room with a private bathroom.

Commuter Program (only available to select applicants within very close proximity—20-minute or less drive to the University Center for the Arts): $875 for tuition and campus lunches

Application Deadline:

April 1, 2024
Applications and auditions are being accepted on a rolling basis. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible! Applications may be accepted after April 1, 2024, only if space is available.


Please complete the following forms (in addition to the main registration form) and bring them to the event.