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2016 Guest Artist Announcement!


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We are excited to announce that the guest artist for the 2016 Midwest Harp Festival will be Felice Pomeranz.

Felice Pomeranz has been performing in the Greater Boston area since 1978.  She holds advanced degrees from New England Conservatory of Music, in both classical and jazz harp.  Felice is the first and only harpist at New England Conservatory to receive a Masters’ Degree in Jazz Studies.  Ms. Pomeranz is Professor of Harp at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.  She began the Harp Program in the String Department at Berklee College in 2002.

Ms. Pomeranz has been a clinician and performer at festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and the Caribbean.  Her classical and popular arrangements for harp are available widely through harp outlets, as are her teaching DVD, Jazzy Beginnings and CD/workbook, Harp in the Band, Vol 1.  Her newest book, Berklee Harp, serves as an etude and exercise book for harpists hoping to improve their pedaling, chord symbol reading, and improvisation skills.  It is the first harp publication by Berklee Press, and is scheduled for release in the spring of 2016.

Ms. Pomeranz directs the popular harp referral network, The Gilded Harps, organizing events throughout New England and beyond.

She is very active in the American Harp Society having served as New England Regional Director ,  Chair of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Chair of Conference Evaluations, and  as Chairman of the Board of Directors.   Her AHS Foundation Award, Kids for Camp, serves to provide a summer camp experience for needy and underprivileged youth.


2015 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 adult competition!


INTERMEDIATE I DIVISION – A Martine by Bernard Andres

First Place – Cecilia Walker – Lincoln, Nebraska

Second Place – Kailynn Jones – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Honorable Mention – Meredith Berzas – Tulsa, Oklahoma


INTERMEDIATE II DIVISION – Gondoliera by Alphonse Hasselmans

First Place – None

Second Place – Marissa Caufield – Ft. Smith, Arkansas

Honorable Mention – Tie

Katherine Hollingsworth – Sharpsville, Indiana

Beta Hamon – Rock Rapids, Iowa


ADVANCED I DIVISION – Concerto in Bb by G.F. Handel

First Place – Rebecca Lemon – Lander, Wyoming

Second Place – Mana Azimi – Mesa, Arizona


ADVANCED II DIVISION – Prelude and Toccata by Nino Rota

First Place – None

Second Place – Marti Ann Moreland – Longview, Texas