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20th Annual
Midwest Harp Festival    

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Conferencee 2018

July 14-20, 2019 | New Chicagoland Location

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

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Located at Trinity Christian
College Campus

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in Palos Heights, IL

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

July 14th-20th, 2019

We are excited to announce our New Chicagoland location! We will be on the beautiful Trinity Christian College campus in Palos Heights, IL, 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 available in the store to try the music before you buy!

Midwest Harp Camp

What To Expect

Sunday

You move your harp into a rehearsal room, unpack in the dorm, and enjoy an 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 a Lyon & Healy factory tour. On Friday evening, you relax 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!

If this sounds like more than what you're looking for, check out our pricing page for half-day options. You can also schedule an appointment with harp technician Colin Campbell to get work done on your harp!

2019 - Daily Festival Schedule

# Topic Speaker Time Hall
1 Check-In/Store Open2:00pm - 5:30pm Ozinga Chapel
2 Ice Breaker Dinner6:00pm - 8:00pm Ozinga Chapel
# Topic Speaker Time Hall
1 Breakfast7:00am - 7:45am Dining Hall
2 Orientation/Tune/Warm up8:00am - 8:30am Ozinga Chapel
3 Ensemble rehearsal8:30am - 11:05am Ozinga Chapel
4 Hear It Played11:15am - 11:45am Ozinga Chapel
5 Lunch12:00pm - 1:00pm Dining Hall
6 Rhythm Exercises1:15pm - 1:45pm Ozinga Chapel
7 Harp Maintenance Workshop2:00pm - 3:30pm Ozinga Chapel
8 Store Open3:30pm - 5:30pm Ozinga Chapel
9 Stage Presence & Etiquette3:45pm - 4:45pm Ozinga Chapel
10 Dinner5:45pm - 6:45pm Dining Hall
11 Faculty Concert7:30pm - 9:00pm Ozinga Chapel
12 Store Open9:00pm - 10:00pm Ozinga Chapel
13 Teen Activity9:00pm - 10:00pm TCC Housing
# Topic Speaker Time Hall
1 Breakfast7:00am - 7:45am Dining Hall
2 Announcements/Tune/Warm up8:00am - 8:30am Ozinga Chapel
3 Ensembles Rehearse8:30am - 11:05am Ozinga Chapel
4 Hear It Played11:15am - 11:45am Ozinga Chapel
5 Lunch12:00pm - 12:45pm Dining Hall
6 Solo Competition1:00pm - 5:30pm Ozinga Chapel
7 Dinner5:45pm - 6:45pm Dining Hall
8 Solo Competition Winners Recital7:30pm - 8:30pm Ozinga Chapel
9 Store Open8:30pm - 9:30pm Ozinga Chapel
10 Teen Activity8:45pm - 10:00pm TCC Housing
# Topic Speaker Time Hall
1 Breakfast7:00am - 7:45am Dining Hall
2 Announcements/Tune/Warm up8:00am - 8:30am Ozinga Chapel
3 Ensembles Rehearse8:30am - 11:05am Ozinga Chapel
4 Hear It Played11:15am - 11:45am Ozinga Chapel
5 Lunch12:00pm - 1:00pm Dining Hall
6 Bus to Lyon & Healy1:00pm - 2:00pm
7 Lyon & Healy Factory Tour2:00pm - 3:30pm Lyon & Healy
8 Utilizing the iPad and Finale in the Daily Life of the Harpist - Workshop by Dr. Jordan Chua4:00pm - 5:30pm Lyon & Healy
9 Dinner6:00pm - 8:00pm TBD
10 Bus returns to Trinity Christian College8:00pm - 9:00pm
# Topic Speaker Time Hall
1 Breakfast7:00am - 7:45am Dining Hall
2 Announcements/Tune/Warm up8:00am - 8:30am Ozinga Chapel
3 Ensembles Rehearse8:30am - 11:05am Ozinga Chapel
4 Hear It Played11:15am - 11:45am Ozinga Chapel
5 Lunch12:00pm - 1:00pm Dining Hall
6 Rhythm Exercises1:15pm - 1:45pm Ozinga Chapel
7 Dive into the World of Loopers and Effects Boxes - Workshop by Jacqueline KerrodJacqueline Kerrod2:00pm - 3:30pm Ozinga Chapel
8 Store Open/Private Lessons/Practice Time3:30pm - 5:45pm Ozinga Chapel
9 Dinner5:45pm - 6:45pm Dining Hall
10 Guest Artist Concert - Jacqueline Kerrod7:30pm - 9:00pm Ozinga Chapel
11 Store Open9:00pm - 10:00pm Ozinga Chapel
12 Teen activity9:00pm - 10:00pm TCC Housing
# Topic Speaker Time Hall
1 Breakfast7:00am - 7:45am Dining Hall
2 Announcements8:00am - 8:15am Ozinga Chapel
3 Move harps to auditorium/Clean up rehearsal rooms/tune/warm-up8:15am - 9:30am Ozinga Chapel
4 Group Picture9:30am - 9:45am Ozinga Chapel
5 Ensemble Dress Rehearsal9:45am - 11:45am Ozinga Chapel
6 Lunch12:00pm - 1:00pm Dining Hall
7 Rhythm Exercises1:15pm - 1:45pm Ozinga Chapel
8 Workshop by Elizabeth RichterElizabeth Richter2:00pm - 3:30pm Ozinga Chapel
9 Store Open/Private Lessons/Practice Time3:30pm - 6:30pm Ozinga Chapel
10 Final Banquet Dinner7:00pm - 9:00pm Ozinga Chapel
# Topic Speaker Time Hall
1 Breakfast7:00am - 7:45am Dining Hall
2 Dorm Check-out8:00am - 8:45am TCC Housing
3 Announcements/Tune/Warm up9:00am - 9:30am Ozinga Chapel
4 Ensemble Rehearsal9:30am - 10:30am Ozinga Chapel
5 Final Tuning10:30am - 11:00am Ozinga Chapel
6 Ensemble Concert11:00am - 12:00pm Ozinga Chapel
7 Store Open12:00pm - 1:00pm Ozinga Chapel

Faculty and Staff

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

Jacqueline Kerrod

Guest Artist

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

Colin Campbell

Harp Technician

Official Sponsors

Thank you for your support!