Sponsored by the Midwest Harp Academy
a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation
Made possible by a grant from the Harp Society
WE HAVE A NEW HOME!Welcome Back Mary Bircher, Elizabeth Richter, Faye Seeman
Our mission is to reinforce and help develop skills while teaching with methods of high standards. We provide a relaxed atmosphere, while introducing fresh ideas. Experiences here will motivate the spirit of music, through the harp, within each person.
There is a fee for all daytime presentations and workshops when you are not signed up for the whole week. Please see registration form or call director, Lorelei Barton, at
This festival is open to students and harpists of all ages. Children (with accompanied parent), youth, teens, adults are all invited to join us for this non-competitive week. The main emphasis is camaraderie, ensemble, New! chamber music with solo performance opportunities, a master class, private coaching, harp maintenance, Fun and Games Night as an ice breaker, and 3-day progressive workshops taught by our outstanding clinicians.
For Intermediate/Advanced Adults over the age of 25
Instead of attending the workshops, you work independently with each other or alone preparing chamber music for an informal performance on Friday afternoon. We will help you find the perfect chamber pieces to play. This entails learning additional music to your ensemble music
Include an Opening Concert performed by the clinicians, Solo Competition Winner’s recital, Gig Music playing opportunity, a Paraguayan harpist workshop, an informal recital by workshop students, and the Ensembles Concert.
For students traveling more than 800 miles (one day's travel away), we have a small amount of rental harps .
No frills, affordable campus housing is available or you can stay in local hotels for special festival rates. More informtation on our Housing Page.
The Basic Rate for the whole week's activities (includes all day rehearsals and workshops, lunch, Pizza Swim, Opening Concert, Banquet) is $695. Not included is Solo Competition participation (see Solo Competition page), extra Banquet Tickets ($30), Store Merchandise, and Harp Rental ($75/lever and $150.00/pedal). A limited amount of 45 minute private lessons are available from the clinicians at $50 each. There is no fee for performing in the Master Class.
Harp Regulations and Servicing
Our resident harp technician is Peter Wiley, formerly of Lyon & Healy. Peter is a member of the Lyon & Healy/Salvi Technician’s Guild. For more information you can visit his web site www.harpdoc.com.
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