2020 Virtual College Fair Day - Saturday, November 14th, 2020
AHC College Fair Day is dedicated to 6th – 12th grade students interested in continuing their harp studies beyond high school. If you are planning to make music part of your college experience, this is your chance to virtually meet harp professors from universities throughout the Southern United States and learn about harp degree programs, elective studies, orchestral and ensemble opportunities, and studio policies.
Along with that invaluable information students will also have the opportunity to get helpful feedback from our esteemed faculty during our Student Showcase! The Student Showcase is available on a first come, first served basis. Check out the schedule and register today!
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Hangin' with the Harp - Every Third Tuesday, 4PM EST
Via Zoom and Facebook
AHC would like to invite you to a harp “hang” every third Tuesday of the month at 4PM EST. Each week you can join some of our favorite harpists for a half hour presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A covering a variety of topics to keep you inspired and excited with the harp during these challenging times. A link to join us live via Zoom and Facebook will be available in each week’s Home with the Harp newsletter. Can’t make it? No problem! You can catch the replay on our Youtube channel and Facebook page.
Beginning in September, the format will change to include a pre-session conversation about-well, whatever you want it to be! We are excited to have harpist and teacher extraordinaire, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, join Katie Cook and Mary Jane D’Arville, in a 10 minute open mic discussion prior to the 4:00PM presentation. We see many new and familiar faces each week and look forward to having an opportunity to get to know you better.
Visit our Hangin' with the Harp page for information about upcoming and past sessions!
POSTPONED - New date TBA
Caroline Wilkins is the 2019-2021 touring “Concert Artist” of the American Harp Society after winning the prestigious national competition. As such, she frequently presents recitals and masterclasses throughout the United States and Canada. She also won the 2018 Concerto Competition at the Music Academy of the West in her third summer as a fellow. As an orchestral harpist, she has performed as Principal Harpist for the American Youth Symphony, the Debut Chamber Orchestra, the USC Symphony, and has been a substitute for the New World Symphony. She has performed in venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, James Conlon, and Alan Gilbert. Also a classically trained pianist, she has been studying classical piano from the age of five, and maintains a robust teaching studio of both harp and piano students. Caroline graduated in 2019 from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music with a Masters degree in harp performance.
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October 26th, 2019
Come for a fun, one-hour intro to the harp as we go over sitting at the harp, proper hand technique, the basics of the harp and learn a short song. Registration is open to ages 6-15, preregistration is required. All materials will be provided.
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October 12th-December 15th, 2019
Application open for AHC on the Road!
FAQ – AHC on the Road!
How do I get AHC to visit my area?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get an application and get your local AHS chapter to fill it out and return by Dec. 15th, 2019. We’ll be reviewing applications and touching base with everyone by January, 2020.
What should I expect when AHC comes to our event?
We will bring a variety of pedal and lever harps as well as accessories, strings and music. We’d love to make sure we bring exactly what you want to look at and will be accepting pre-orders for strings, music and accessories. Interested in a specific harp? We are doing a special just for on the road events reduced fee deposit! For only $100, we will bring the harp you want to try out and the money is applicable to any purchase you make that day.
What do I need to provide for AHC at my event?
We will need a space at the event to set up our showroom and be able to sell during the event. Wifi would be great too! We also want to share in advance the specials we’re offering, including exclusive harp sales and opportunities for rentals, so we’ll need a list of teachers/members and their emails.
Will AHC help advertise my event if our chapter is chosen?
Of course! We want everyone to know we’re coming to see you! Make sure to tag us on social media posts and let all your members know we want to hear from them on what they want see!
Do I have to provide food and lodging for the AHC team members who come?
All we ask is a space on site to set up our showroom. All other expenses are paid by our awesome big bosses who want us to get out there and bring harps to our surrounding communities.
Why wasn’t my chapter/event chosen?
We would love to go and visit every single chapter, but unfortunately, we have some pre-set commitments throughout the year that may conflict with the timings of your event. Part of our mission is to bring awesome harp events to our community and beyond and that requires us to spread out the love a little bit. If you’re not chosen for 2020, please keep applying because we really want to work it out to come and see you!
How come I’ve never heard of this before?
We’ve recently done similar events in Nashville and Baton Rouge and just loved the experience and getting to meet some really awesome harpists! We talked to the big bosses and they’re letting us continue the adventure! Make sure to submit your application asap so we can brag about how great an idea this was!