22nd Annual
Midwest Harp Festival    

Conferencee 2018

July 18-23, 2021 | Online

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

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Online for 2021

Conferencee 2018

Hopefully returning to Wheaton, IL in 2022!

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

Register NowBuy Your Ticket

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

Conferencee 2018

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

Register NowBuy Your Ticket

Welcome to the Midwest Harp Festival

The 2021 Midwest Harp Festival will be virtual due to COVID-19. Solo Competition videos are due July 13th. Click here for more information on the competition. There are two different registration options for July 18th-23rd: 

The Solo Competition Winners’ Recital will be live on July 20th, 2021 at 7pm CST. Click here to watch the recital.

The 2021 Faculty Concert will be available on July 23rd, 2021 at 2pm CST.  Watch the 2021 Faculty Concert here.

Sight-Reading Challenge

Open to pedal/lever harpists of all ages. Harpists will receive a new piece on Monday morning. With daily warm-ups, small group instruction on that piece, and workshops/masterclass in the afternoons, challenge yourself to see how much of the new piece you can learn in 5 days!

Meet the Harp

This class is open to 7-12 year-olds with no prior harp experience. It includes harp rental for a month and small group instruction for the week. Harp pick up/drop off near Bridgeport, IL required.

See the Pricing page for more details. Registration is open through May 31st.

Below is an example of what to expect when we are able to meet in person again – hopefully in 2022!

Midwest Harp Camp

What To Expect


You move your harp into a rehearsal room, unpack in your townhouse, 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 more. On Friday evening, you relax at the Final Banquet.


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 Jennifer Ruggieri to get work done on your harp!

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


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!