Central Coast Harp Workshop

Picturesque Central Coast California Site

CCHW, a musical weekend to remember at picturesque Morro Bay, California between famed Pismo Beach and Hearst Castle “We spend time on the individual needs of the participants whether it is repertoire, interpretation, technique, stage presence, and ergonomics. Chamber music and ensemble playing is a special opportunity.”

– Marcia Dickstein

Marcia Dickstein of The Debussy Trio

Marcia Dickstein

Internationally acclaimed harpist MARCIA DICKSTEIN  of THE DEBUSSY TRIO continues the Central Coast Harp Workshop, and invites harpists to… Play at workshop masterclasses on concert or folk harp or as part of a chamber music group.

  • Explore familiar and unusual repertoire for pedal harp and lever harp, harp ensembles, and harp in mixed ensembles
  • Bring a musical colleague to perform pre-rehearsed ensemble selection(s) or Submit ensemble repertoire choices for matching with guest instrumentalists
  • Perform in final CCHW Concert, an opportunity to play in a relaxed, informal program
  • Expand thinking on study, performance, ensemble playing and pedagogy.
  • Contact CCHW office (info@debussytrio.com) for more information.  Some SCHOLARSHIPS available.

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Artistic Director and Teacher: Marcia Dickstein, harpist of The Debussy Trio. Guest faculty varies with repertoire, and may include the addition of flute, viola, cello, etc. for ensembles.

  • Location: Morro Bay (California) Studio
  • Age Limit: None
  • Type of Harp: Lever Harp and Pedal Harp
  • Are Harps Provided? Harps provided for workshop sessions and recital only
  • Application Deadline: On hiatus
  • Housing: Local motel or hostel – or contact CCHW office (info@debussytrio.com) for more information

The Focus

  • Performance practices
  • Solo Harp, Harp Ensembles, and Harp in Chamber Music
  • Repertoire, technique, individual attention

Great Asides

  • Hike & golf at Morro Bay State Park
  • Kayaking in Morro Bay
  • Hearst Castle
  • Quaint Cambria
  • Famed Pismo Beach
  • Nature’s wonder, Morro Rock
  • Oso Flocko Bird Sanctuary
  • Wine tasting at 25 wineries
  • Tons of local restaurants


Tuition includes four Workshops with Marcia Dickstein, Dress Rehearsal, Final Concert, Comprehensive Workshop Packet, Class Dinner, and Recital Reception. Scholarship aid is available according to need. Please contact the CCHW office.

Central Coast Harp Workshop Fees

Application Deadline: n/a

  • Performing harpist (All Ages)
  • Performing harpist w/ensemble
  • Performing harpists, Early Registration Discount
  • Ensemble members Free
  • Auditors
  • Workshop attendance for parent or guardian Free
  • Late fee processing for $35 registration after n/a

REFUND POLICY: Refunds before deadline only with proof of major medical emergency.

Central Coast Harp Workshop Application

Click here to download CCHW Application

Prospective applicants may print the application form from a web browser. The electronic file is in Adobe Portable Document (PDF) format. Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed to view and print the file. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, visit www.adobe.com to download & install the free reader. Contact cchw office for more information:

Central Coast Harp Workshop

c/o Debussy Trio Music Foundation
PO Box 492225
Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
Phone (310) 472 9740
Email: Contact us

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