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23rd Annual
Midwest Harp Festival    

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Conferencee 2018

June 12th-18th, 2022

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

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Wheaton, IL

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Conferencee 2018

Held on the beautiful Wheaton College campus.
*Not an event of Wheaton College.

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

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A week of learning, rehearsals, workshops,
a solo competition, teen and young adult activities,
and four public concerts

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Conferencee 2018

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

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Welcome to the Midwest Harp Festival

We look forward to our second in-person year in the Chicagoland area! We will be on the beautiful Wheaton College campus in Wheaton, IL. Join us for a week of learning, laughter, friendship, and growth. All concerts are free to the public. The Midwest Harp Festival Store is open to registrants and the public to purchase harp sheet music, CDs, and accessories. There’s even a harp in the store to try the music before you buy! The Festival is supported by Barton Harp Initiative, a 501(c)3 organization.

Midwest Harp Camp

What To Expect

Sunday

You move your harp into a rehearsal room, unpack in your townhouse, enjoy the Faculty Concert, and relax at the Ice Breaker Dinner where you meet faculty, staff, and other registrants.

Monday - Friday

We keep you busy with ensemble rehearsals, workshops, concerts, a competition, and more. On Friday evening, you will dine and (hopefully) win a door prize at the Final Banquet.

Saturday

You have a great time playing in the ensemble concert, and you reluctantly say goodbye to all your new friends. But you are excited to go home and put all your new harp knowledge to use!

The above description is for Full-Time registrants. Check our Pricing page for Meet the Harp, Morning Only, and Independent Study options. You can also schedule an appointment with harp technician Jennifer Ruggieri to receive harp maintenance!

Example of In-Person Daily Schedule

Please see the Schedule page for the 2021 Online schedule.

Faculty and Staff

Here’s a quick introduction to the amazing people that make up the Midwest Harp Festival faculty and staff!

Chicago Showcase

Guest Artists

Faye Seeman

Faculty

Jaina Carpenter

Executive Director

Lou Hurst

Chief Harp Schlepper and Staging Tech

Zach Hurst

Assistant Harp Schlepper and Staging Tech

Erin Lawrence

Festival Store Clerk

Annie King

Dorm and Teen Activity Sponsor

Jennifer Ruggieri

Harp Technician

Official Sponsors

Thank you for your support!