2013 Summer Institute, Colburn School

Lyon & Healy Awards
June 13, 2013 – June 15, 2013

20th American Harp Society, Inc. National Competition
June 15, 2013 – June 18, 2013

10th American Harp Society, Inc. Summer Institute
June 16, 2013 – June 19, 2013

Greetings from Los Angeles!

The 2013 AHS Institute and Competition will be held at the prestigious Colburn School in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, across the street from the world famous Disney Hall.  With state of the art rehearsal and performance spaces, dormitory accommodations, and in-house cafeteria and catering, Colburn is ideal for the Competition, Institute, and Lyon & Healy awards. 

“Focus on Friends” in 2013 features the finest in chamber music and pop and jazz small ensembles.  Coaching and master classes with world class artists such as Heidi Lehwalder, AnneMarie Liss, Carol Robbins, and Paul Baker are just the beginning.  Los Angeles premieres and world premieres of new works will open our ears to new repertoire possibilities for students and professionals, performed in Zipper Hall, home of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  Master classes including instrumental clinicians who play instruments other than the harp will increase our awareness of the possibilities and needs of our fellow musicians, enabling us to be better listeners and performers.

The AHS Summer Institute at Colburn is a great start or finish for a Los Angeles destination summer vacation.  Downtown Los Angeles has a vibrant Chinatown, with restaurants and shopping.  Attendees will also want to visit historic Olvera Street, the site of the first settlement in this area, with its beautiful cathedral, festive outdoor market, captivating plaza, strolling mariachi musicians, and fantastic Mexican restaurants and food stands.  Downtown is also home to many, many fine restaurants, the renowned garment and jewelry districts, shopping malls, and museums.  The Metro serves the wider metropolitan area; for example, Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, etc.  Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, and other theme parks are all within easy driving distance. 

At the 2013 AHS Summer Institute, fine music, fine food, great weather, and good friends merge to create an unforgettable experience.  Join us!