2024 Workshops

Hear It Played

We bring the music to life to help you make decisions while shopping in our store! Generally, harpists purchase music without seeing or hearing it first. This is an opportunity to hear nuggets of pieces and find out what is suitable for your current level.

Stage Presence and Etiquette

Monday afternoon – Solo Competition participants will have an opportunity to play parts of their competition piece in the competition venue. You will learn how to approach the harp and practice bowing and exiting the stage.

Harp Maintenance

Our harp technician leads a 90-minute workshop on how to maintain and/or repair your harp. Questions welcome!

Pedal/Lever Puzzles

Wednesday afternoon – Faye Seeman will lead a 90-minute workshop. Learn how to improve your skills moving pedals and flipping levers. Finding glissando and key signature pedal/lever settings will come more easily after this workshop. 

Life as a Professional Harpist

Wednesday afternoon – The Chicago Harp Quartet will lead this 90-minute discussion. What does this career look like on a day to day basis, and how do all four of us make it work? We will talk about each of our individual paths, and discuss the unique and ever changing patchwork that is being a professional harpist.


Thursday afternoon – Maurice Draughn will lead a 90-minute workshop.


Friday afternoon – Dr. Charles W. Lynch III will lead a 90-minute workshop.