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WELCOME to the website of the Midwest Harp Festival!
This festival is held at the University of Tulsa’s Lorton Performance Center from July 17 to July 23 of 2016, and is open to students and harpists of all ages and experience levels. Children (with accompanied parent/legal guardian), youth, teens, and adults are all invited to join us for this non-competitive week. The main emphasis is camaraderie, ensemble, private coaching, harp maintenance, fun and games night as an ice breaker, and workshops taught by our outstanding clinicians (shown above).
Day and evening activities include an opening concert performed by the faculty, a solo competition winner’s recital, a gig music playing opportunity, outstanding workshops, a time to get to know the guest artist, and the ensembles concert.
Harpists and harp students have attended from as far away as Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Nova Scotia. We continue to welcome harpists of this and every nation.
The basic rate for the whole week’s activities (including all day rehearsals and all workshops, lunch, ice breaker dinner, opening concert, banquet) is $795. Available for an additional fee are participation in our solo competition, extra banquet tickets ($30), store merchandise, and rental harps ($75/lever and $150.00/pedal). Additionally, a limited number of 45 minute private lessons are available from the clinicians at $50 each.
NEW Early Bird Discount of $35 for basic registration
Register with deposit by March 30, 2016
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 918-520-4041
We will again have our popular harp music and accessories store with merchandise from Melody’s Music, Vanderbilt, Sylvia Woods and Lyon & Healy West.
We will now be able to accept Visa, MasterCard, or Paypal for a small convenience fee.
No frills, affordable campus housing is available or you can stay in local hotels for special festival rates.
For students traveling more than 800 miles (one day’s travel away), we have a small number of rental harps.
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. Visit his web site for more information.