The Urban Harp Youth Ensemble: Sounds Like Heaven

In 2000, with two borrowed harps, Elisabeth Remy Johnson, principal harpist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Roselyn Lewis, an Atlanta Public Schools teacher, began a program to teach urban youth to read music and play the harp. Today, the program accommodates over 45 students from ages 10 to 18. Earning income for performances including everything from concerts to weddings present great opportunities for the students, but so does the possibility to attend college on scholarship.

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