Monday through Thursday morning, each ensemble individually rehearses their repertoire in preparation for the Saturday morning concert. On Friday morning, the ensembles come together for the dress rehearsal. Each ensemble has three pieces individually and an additional two pieces that will be performed with the other ensembles. Our faculty members rotate and have the chance to work with each ensemble. Friday morning is the ensemble concert dress rehearsal.

What To Expect

You, the student, and your teacher should collaborate on which ensemble is best for your current level. Participating harpists are expected to prepare their ensemble parts BEFORE the festival begins. You will choose your ensemble when you register, and the sheet music will be sent to you after your deposit has been paid. Ensemble parts will be assigned after you register.


Ensemble Music

Largo Ensemble

(Beginner lever or pedal harps)

  • Sine Bahn – Jeannie Kern Chenette
  • Water is Wide – Claudia Place
  • Surf Breakers: A Glissando Waltz – Louise Trotter

Allegro Ensemble

(Intermediate lever or pedal harps)

  • Danza de Luzma – Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
  • Dance of the Harps – Meg Robinson
  • Greensleeves – Whit Dudley

Vivace Ensemble

(Advanced pedal harps)

  • Passacaglia – G.F. Handel/Whit Dudley
  • The Woods – Anna Jalkéus
  • The Entertainer – Scott Joplin/Anita Jaynes

Combined Pieces

  • Themes from “Harry Potter” – John Williams/Magdalene Wong
  • Excerpt from Danse Macabre – Camille Saint-Saëns/Anna Dunwoodie