21st Annual
Midwest Harp Festival    

Conferencee 2018

July 26 - August 1, 2020 | Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL

17 - 25 October 2018 | Tobacco Dock, London

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Located at Wheaton College Campus

Conferencee 2018

in Wheaton, IL

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 2020 Midwest Harp Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Thanks to our donors, we are still providing two key parts of the festival online!

Our Faculty Recital will be available online July 27th.

Our Solo Competition is taking place via video submissions. Please visit our Solo Competition page for more info.

We are also offering online lessons with Dr. Charles W. Lynch III, Joanne King, Elizabeth Richter, and Faye Seeman. Lessons are 45-minutes each and cost $60.

Click below to register through June 30th.

Solo Competition Registration Form
Lesson Registration Form

July 26th - August 1st, 2020

This is our second year in the Chicagoland area, and 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 available in the store to try the music before you buy!

New for 2020!

Check out our Meet the Harp class for ages 5-10 here.

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!

2020 - Daily Festival 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!