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2021 Mile High
Harp Symposium 

Saturday, October 2nd

9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Immanuel Lutheran Church 

in Loveland, CO 

Welcome

Find out about the symposium and participate in our survey!

Schedule

The Mile High Chapter Board has planned an interesting line up of classes for the day!

Registration

Follow the links below to register & pay online

for this event 

FAQ

Get answers to all of your questions here

Mile High Harp Symposium 2021
"Elevating the Harp Community"

 On October 2nd, 2021 the Mile High Chapter of the American Harp Society

is hosting its second annual Harp Symposium at Immanuel Lutheran Church!

(4650 Sunview Drive, Loveland, CO 80535)

"Our goal with this event is to bring together all levels of harpists living in Colorado

through collaboration, networking, and creating new friendships."

 

The day's schedule (9:00 am-5:00 pm) will feature masterclasses, workshops, and performances led by some of Colorado's professional harpists. These classes will feature topics such as therapeutic music, injury prevention, what to look for when purchasing a harp, jazz improv, the power of harpist self talk and much more! During the symposium we hope that you will have the opportunity to explore different facets of harp playing, gain new skills to apply to your harp journey, and get to know other harpists in the area. 

Cost & Registration Information

Registration is required to attend this event.

A light brunch and catered lunch is included in the Full Day registration cost

Current Mile High Chapter Member Full Day Registration: $20.00 

Non Chapter Member Full Day Registration: $30.00

Auditor (Non Harpist) Registration: $10.00

Half Day (AM or PM Session Only) Current Member Registration: $12.00 

Half Day (AM or PM Session Only) Non Chapter Member Registration: $18.00

Livestream/Zoom Access Only Registration: $15.00 

Click Here to become a Mile High Chapter Member or to Renew your dues

Please follow the links below in the Registration Section to sign up to attend this event.

 Registration Deadline EXTENDED to September 29th by midnight!

Covid-19 and Masking Information

The Mile High Chapter Board takes the health and safety of our members very seriously. In response to the CDC's most current recommendations for indoor events, we are asking ALL of our participants to wear masks (regardless of vaccination status) during all workshops, rehearsals, and performances.  We ask for your cooperation, so that everyone can have a good experience being around other harpists and feel that they can safety attend this in person event.   If you do not feel safe attending this in person event some classes will be livestreamed either by Facebook or Zoom. Please register below using the Livestream/Zoom Access Only Registration ticket option and further instructions will be emailed out. 

Harp Ensemble Experience 

After a year of many of us harpists only playing solo music, we are excited to offer a harp ensemble experience as part of our symposium schedule this year.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. There will be two ensemble groups and harpists who participated in our virtual Ensemble Compilation Project 2.0 will already be familiar with the music. The Mile High Chapter Board thought it would be an enjoyable experience to play the compilation project songs together live and in person!

Ensemble A - Beginner

Flower Fairies & Fairy Ring from Enchanted Melodies for Two Harps by Kathryn Cater

Creole Lullaby from For Little Troubadours by Dewy Owens (Harpist Favorite from Harp Fantasia 2019)

Ensemble B - Intermediate 

Dyades: 1 & 3  by Bernard Andres 

Bubble Waltz by Stephanie Curcio (If time allows during the rehearsal)

Harpists may choose which part for each song they would like to play and music can be purchased locally through Kolacny Music.  

Signing up to participate in the ensemble experience is simple: On your registration form please indicate if you would like to play in either Ensemble Group A or B, just watch the rehearsal time for either group, or instead participate in the encore class of "The Power of Harpist's Self Talk" taught by Kathryn Harms.

Music Swap

In addition to all of the workshops, performances, and networking opportunities we will have a

music swap room.  We had another generous donation of some sheet music given to our

chapter and we would like to share it with you. Also, if you have any music that you no longer play and it's in a gently used condition, you may bring it with you to donate and add to the swap pile

There will be a harp in the room for you to preview the music and we ask that you initially only

take 2 pieces of music, so there will be an opportunity for everyone to participate. 

Survey of Colorado Harpists 

The Mile High Chapter of the American Harp Society aims to bring the Colorado harp community together, socially and professionally. Please take a few minutes to fill out the Survey of Colorado Harpists by clicking the yellow box below to help us achieve our goal of working towards

stronger network of harpists!

The survey data will be shared during the symposium and then results will be posted online as well. 

Please also feel free to forward this survey link to other Colorado harpists that you know, so that we can survey as many harpists as possible - thank you !

The Mile High Chapter Board hopes to see a variety of harpists from all backgrounds at this event!

 

Click the Link Below to view the Entire Symposium Schedule

Check out more information about each of our symposium presenters by clicking on their name below: 
Kathryn Harms
Barbara Lepke-Sims
Cymber Lily Quinn
Jenna Hunt
David Kolacny 

 

 

Registration

Click on the Orange "Register Now" Button below to sign up

and pay online via Paypal for this event!

Registration for the Symposium will close at 11:59 pm on September 29th, 2021

Mile High Harp Symposium 2021
0 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Oct 02, 9:00 AM MDT
Immanuel Lutheran Church and School
Join us for an exciting in person event!
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions...

Do I need to Bring My Harp to the Symposium?


For the 2021 Symposium you will need to bring your harp, bench, music stand, and music (see purchasing info above) if you are planning on participating in the harp ensemble experince or in the advanced jazz inprove workshop.

If you are not planning on playing in the ensembles or participating in the jazz workshop you do not need to bring a harp etc.

We also recommend bringing a notebook, pen/pencil, and mind ready to learn and explore new ideas!




What type of food will be served?


The light brunch will include fruit, breakfast pastries, coffee, and other beverages. For lunch* we will serve sandwiches, chips, dessert, and a beverage.

Please indicate on your registation form if you have an special dietary needs.

*Lunch is incuded only in the full day registration.




Do I need to be a member of the Mile High Chapter to participate in the symposium?


No, but we hope that you consider joining our local chapter. There is a member and non member registration price. Also if you are not a harpist, we welcome you as well and be sure to choose the auditor (non harpist only) option when you register.




Is there a Registration Deadline?


Yes, the Pre Registration cut off date will be at 11:59 p.m. on September 29th, 2021. Walk in registrations are welcome, however in order to gaurantee lunch pre full day registration is highly recomended. (Lunch is not incuded in the half day registrations)




Is there a Half Day Registration?


Yes, we Welcome Half Day registrants. We understand that scheduling is complicated and we hope that you are able to join us for either the AM Morning Session (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) or PM Afternoon Session (1:15 pm - 4:30 pm). Lunch is not incuded in the Half Day Registration




Do I need to wear a mask during this event?


Yes, we ask that all particpants wear a mask during the symposium for the heath and saftey of everyone attending. Any updated information to this policy will be shared with our participants.




Where do I purchase the music to participate in the harp ensemble?


Music can be purchased from Kolacny Music in Denver

Ensemble A - Beginner

Flower Fairies & Fairy Ring from Enchanted Melodies for Two Harps by Kathryn Cater

Creole Lullaby from For Little Troubadours by Dewy Owens (Harpist Favorite from Harp Fantasia 2019)

Ensemble B - Intermediate

Dyades: 1 & 3 by Bernard Andres

Bubble Watlz by Stephanie Curcio (If there is time enough during the rehearsal to play)




Is there a livestream/Zoom Option for the Harp Symposium 2021


Yes. Just select the Livestrea Access Ticket on the registration page. This option will include most of the classes livestreamed and closing concert. The harp ensemble rehearsals will not be livestreamed. Links for the livestream will be emailed out by the end of the day on October 1st, 2021.