OSAS Harp Class 2022
All Students are expected to bring their own instrument.  Please note that class sizes are LIMITED and the minimum enrollment criteria must be met or the course will be cancelled. 

The Scottish Harp classes will focus on:
• Basic harp technique for beginners and intermediates.
• Repertoire at all levels, including tunes for competition sets.
• Scottish style, including ornaments, lilt, and dance types.

The nylon/gut harp classes will study Scottish dance music, airs, and songs, focusing on ornamentation, Scottish style, accompaniment, and learning by ear. Afternoons will include lectures, practice time, and playing in sessions. Classes will be available for beginners who have played for a few months, intermediates, and advanced players.

Evening jam sessions offer students the chance to develop accompaniment patterns and learn more tunes.
2022 OSAS Ringgold Harp Tea. The Ringgold Harp Ensemble Tea is a lovely mid-week event.

About our 2023 Harp Instructors

Please Note:  Instructors are subject to change based on enrollment


Corrina Hewat – Harp

Corrina Hewat was brought up in the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands. Growing up surrounded by music and song, art and stories in an expansive landscape helped to shape her musical narrative. She is a harper, singer and composer and celebrates ten years as Principal Scottish Harp Tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
She has recorded around 50 albums, 13 under her own or band name and composed many large-scale commissions for ensemble. Her most recent work is MD/co-producer of the Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show run of Moon Dragon which is a new pre-school children’s interactive stage show, with harp, song, characterful puppets, and a colorful story journey.
She is also one of the musicians compiling the 100 Women Composers in Trad tune-book, for release on Faber Music. Corrina also directs the Scots Folk 60-strong choir Sangstream. Her other focus is The Song of the Oak and the Ivy, a 10-harp, 6 player piece, commissioned jointly by the EIHF and The Clarsach Society, which is to be recorded for posterity in 2022.

Haley Hewitt – Harp

Haley Hewitt is a New England-based harp player, educator, and multi-media artist. Steeped in music from North America, Scotland and Ireland, her music has a distinctly traditional flavor. With a Bachelor’s Degree from the Hartt School of Music in pedal harp performance and a Master’s Degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Scottish Traditional Music, she founded Celtic Harp departments at Quinnipiac University and the Neighborhood Music School. Passionate about new music, she has also worked closely with composers including Michael O’Sullivan, Ken Steen, Robert Carl, and Dan Lis, to produce new literature for the harp. Her harp playing has taken her to Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and won her the New England Open Scottish Harp Competition in 2006 and the US National Scottish Harp Championship in 2013.

Allison Miller – Harp

Allison Miller began her musical career at age three with Suzuki piano lessons under the tutelage of Carol Wunderle and although she continued to play piano for the next thirteen years, she picked up the harp at age fourteen and began to explore the traditional music scene. She was very positively influenced by years of attendance at the Ohio Scottish Arts School and, after completing an undergraduate degree in Biology, had the opportunity to pursue post-graduate studies in Clarsarch (Scottish small harp) and Scot’s Song at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.  Allison taught with Comhaltas coinin Erin in Scotland, has taught both privately and publicly in America, and has appeared in concert in Scotland, Canada, and at multiple venues in the States.  She and her sister, Sairey, often play as a duo, “The Hired Hands,’ and they have released two recordings together: Something, in the spring of 2009, and Somewhere, in the spring of 2022.  Allison was awarded the title of National Scottish Harp Champion of America after winning the 2012 National Scottish Harp Competition.  She has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner through IHTP, and has held the position of Treasurer for the Scottish Harp Society of America since 2009.

Jen Narkevicius – Harp

Perpetually surprised by what comes out of her mouth, Jen Narkevicius prefers to let her harp do the talking – sometimes.  From the Washington DC area, where talk is cheap, she leverages wit to bridge the gaps between the two.  Jen enjoys teaching and performing. She also is taken with traveling through Scotland with others, pairing the music with the places, people and events that inspired it.  She is Co-Director of Harp Camp in SE Pennsylvania and is beyond delighted to be invited to OSAS.  Currently Competition Committee Chair of the Scottish Harp Society of America, Jen is a credentialed SHSA judge.  She has been privileged to play for “important people” and to be part of the Harpa tours, but she will be even more fortunate to share some tunes with you! She blogs weekly on topics that range from touring Scotland with a harp to staying healthy and fit as a musician, on to fulfilling your promise as a harper on http://www.jeniuscreations.com/blog/ and she especially enjoys writing about herself in the third person.