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                              Applications now closed. 

                 Scholarship for Harp Holiday 2022


                    Brought to you by Harps Australia


       It is with great pleasure again that Harps Australia announces a scholarship to help young harpists (ages 12-18) attend “Harp Holiday” in January 2022, held each year in the beautiful Blue Mountains of NSW. Now in its eighth year, Harp Holiday is a not-to- be-missed event in the calendar of every up and coming young harpist, as well as those seriously studying the harp for a career or for those playing for the sheer joy and pleasure of it.  After 6 days of tuition, practice and ensemble work and fun (!) Harp Holiday culminates in a public performance by the harp orchestra.

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       Applicants must be between the ages of 12-18, currently studying the harp and requiring financial support to attend. This scholarship, based on both merit and financial need, is worth a total value of $500 and is targeted at young harpists.  It provides the successful applicant an opportunity to undertake lessons and ensemble work with one of the world’s foremost harpists, Louise Johnson,  (Principal Harp, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, 1985-2019).





  • The Scholarship is for any harpist aged 12 to 18.

  • Applications close December 1, 2020.

  • Harp Holiday is held from Saturday 8 January through to and including, Saturday 15 January, 2021 in Blackheath (Blue Mountains) NSW


      How to apply:

Applicants and parents must submit a one-page application outlining all four elements below:

  1. Personal details including: name, age, address, contact details (phone and email), prior musical studies (if any) to their current harp studies, a brief outline of financial circumstances/need for scholarship.

  2. References

    1. From current harp teacher and

    2. From school or teacher at school and

    3. From a member of your community (may be church or part time employer or any member of their community who has known the student for at least a year).

  3. One video recording of a solo performance that is between 5-8 minutes and demonstrates your current level of playing.  It may be two or more pieces in the recording; it may be a concert performance on the harp or simply a home recording

  4. Copies of exam certificates if available.


Applications will be judged by the board of Harp Holiday and Harps Australia. The successful applicant will be contacted by phone on December 10, 2020.

All decisions by the judges will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.


Please send applications to:

Harps Australia

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