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.
Monday afternoon – There is always something new to learn about your harp’s maintenance! Led by Jennifer Ruggieri.
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.
Led by Janelle Lake
Orchestra Repertoire and Cadenzas
Led by Julie Spring
Harpists will perform various excerpts and cadenzas and receive valuable feedback from Julie. Email us at MidwestHarpFestival@gmail.com if you would like to perform!
Grant Writing for Musicians
Led by Eleanor Kirk
Join 5th Wave Collective’s Director of Development in an interactive workshop designed to help you win your first grant! The session will walk you through the entire grant writing process, from concept formulation to how to follow up with a granting organization after receiving funds.
5th Wave Board member, Director of Development, and Chicago Area Harpist Eleanor Kirk has won grants from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.