Sponsored by the Midwest Harp Academy
a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation
The 4 Faculty Workshops
are progressive over a 2-day span from
Wednesday - Thursday, July 24 - 25
Daily, Monday - Friday
Morning Warm Ups
Announcements and stretching will be a part of our Morning Warm Ups at 8:30 am
Each workshop includes printed hand-outs and/or hands on with your instrument.
Monday, July 22
Hear It Played Instructor: Lorelei Barton
1:00 - 2:00 PM
This 1-hour seminar features excerpts of music sold in our on-site store. “Hear It Played” will also be featured in ½ hour segments Tuesday through Friday during the day and at the Jam Session on Wednesday night.
Harp Maintenance Myth Busting Instructor: Peter Wiley
2:15 - 3:30 PM
Be prepared to be entertained while learning some basics about the new and latest in harp maintenance you may not have heard or need refreshing. Peter will dispell myths that you have heard from "reliable sources." He will end the workshop with a question and answer session.
Stage Presence and Etiquette Hands On Instructor: Lorelei Barton
3:45 – 4:45 PM
This is for everyone. Solo Competitors will have a chance to play their solo. EVERYONE will practice responding to applause as a group.
Tuesday, July 23 (during solo competition)
Simple Arranging and Embellishing Hands On Instructor:Linda Paul
1:30 - 3:00 (3:30)
For those who are not interested in attending the Solo Competition, you will learn to take a melody, add a left hand accompaniment and embellishments such as harmonics and glissandos.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 & 25
There are 2 blocks - you choose one workshop from each block
Currently, the workshops have not been placed into blocks, however, below you will find the bock times and the workshop descriptions
1:15 PM – 2:30PM
2:45 - 4:00
Surviving as a Musician in the Real the Real World Instructor: Jan Jennings
It takes more than talent to be successful. If you're planning a career as a musician, be it full or part-time, this class is for you! Learn about promoting yourself, professionalism and ethics, pricing, contracts, and more. There's more to making a living than just playing gigs, so you'll also learn what it takes to be self-employed.
Got Rhythm? Hands On Instructor: Faye Seeman
Calling all movers and shakers for this workshop! We will explore rhythm drills using hand-held instruments, listen to music, move our bodies and tap our feet using patterns found in our large ensemble music. Fun will be guaranteed in this movement-oriented workshop founded in Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Good Vibrations Interactive with visual aids Instructor: Mary Bircher
Healing through harp music - Health care providers today are recognizing that movement toward physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wholeness can be facilitated by complementary therapies including music. The gentle, relaxing sound of the harp is especially conducive to providing a healing environment at the bedside. Gain fascinating insight into the therapeutic value of harp music, and learn about the various Therapeutic Music training programs available.
Special Edition Hands On Instructor: Elizabeth Richter
Have you ever wondered what the logic is behind the fingering and placing markings in your music? What do you do if there aren't any markings at all? In this workshop you will learn the basics of editing harp music, including why some fingerings sound better than others, logical pedal and lever moves, use of enharmonics, and tricks and tactics to make difficult passages more "user friendly."
Friday, July 26
Hear It Played Instructor: Jaina Krueger
1:45 PM- 2:45 PM
Panel Discussion with Clinicians Mediator : Lorelei Barton
3:00 pm - 3:45 PM
Self-Guided Chamber Rehearsing/Private Practice
Non college age adults only
(in lieu of all afternoon activites, Monday - Thursday)
Monday 3:30 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday – Thursday 1:10 – 4:00 PM
This is an un-structured independent study among adult harpists who are interested in playing in chamber group with harp and are proficient in voice or other instruments. You will be set up in small rooms for rehearsing and private practice. You structure your own time. Director, Lorelei Barton, and Director’s Assistant, Sarah Oliver, will be available for occasional assistance. You will rehearse for performing on the Friday afternoon Project recital for the rest of the festival students and clinicians.