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Harp Institute

2/9/2021 – Important Update!
Due to university COVID-19 restrictions, the MPulse Harp Institute will be held online for the Summer of 2021.

The 2021 MPulse Harp Institute will be a week-long program focusing on individual and group instruction for high school harpists. The program will provide sessions to enhance the musical and technical skills of the dedicated harpist. The institute will provide private lessons, built-in practice time, harp ensemble and studio classes, with occasional guest artists.

Topics of focus will include solo repertoire, standard harp cadenzas, performance concentration and confidence, use of the inner ear and imagination for musical delivery, playing with relaxed, organized technique and peer-to-peer observation. Studio Classes provide a very productive way to explore not only harp playing, but collegial support and “real time” experience.

U-M Faculty Director: Associate Professor Joan Holland

Session Dates: July 11–July 17, 2021
Tuition: $950


Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Priority Admissions Notification: March 1, 2021

Final Application Deadline: June 1, 2021, at 11:59PM EST

Applications are closed for MPulse 2021. Please visit our website in the fall for MPulse 2022 details.

Merit Awards
MPulse awards a limited number of scholarships to extremely talented students based on Faculty discretion. Consideration for these scholarships is automatic for applications received by the priority deadline.

Need-Based Awards
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:

  • Monthly Expenses
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • Statement of Need

Watson Scholarship
In the spirit of the life of a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School (1942) and Michigan physician, the Watson A. Young Scholarship promotes academic excellence and college aspiration among students with financial need. These need-based scholarships support middle and high school students’ participation in summer opportunities at U-M that seek to develop students’ interests and abilities in academic disciplines and expose students to the experiences and possibilities provided by higher education.

Application open to Michigan residents only.
Apply for a Watson Scholarship

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes
Office of Engagement & Outreach-Youth & Adult Programs
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Stearns Building │ 2005 Baits Drive │ Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 936-2660
Email: mpulse@umich.edu