Moving beyond the inner critic.
Where does self-esteem originate?
Learning to adapt.
Playing for the vote.
Returning to the concert hall.
Learning lessons from giving lessons.
How my time with jazz legend Dorothy Ashby shaped my life.
A practice streak for the record books. —by Rosanna Moore
Take a walk to clear your head.
An out-of-this-world musical experience.
Observations from a wandering harp student.
Wandering off of the well worn path. —by Katy Wong
Living a dual life. —by Catie Canale Pflaumer
Reframing success in the social media age.
Musical short cuts versus the longer, more scenic route
Tips for harpists setting up shop after a move.
Rocking out on the road with the band Florence + the Machine. —by Tom Moth
One professional harpist’s letter to her younger self.
Lots of harpists played weddings on Saturday May 19, but harpist Anne Denholm tells us what it was like to play a royal wedding on that day.
Crafting a sound with color.
A January challenge yields long-lasting results.
Challenge the Stats founder Angelica Hairston shares her journey as an artist advocate.
Little can prepare harpists for the ultra marathon demands of an opera job.
Catherine Litaker talks about traveling to Cuba and performing with the Chicago Harp Quartet in the island nation.
Outgoing AHS Concert Artist Katherine Siochi reflects on a whirlwind two years.
Emily Granger tells the tale of shipping her prized harp halfway around the world, from Chicago to Sydney, Australia.
When your time is split between the harp and another pursuit, it’s easy to feel like you aren’t measuring up in either field. —by Tiffany Wu
Playing the harp doesn’t have to hurt, but for many it does. Elizabeth Landis looks into some of the reasons why and some ways to stop pain before it starts. —by Elizabeth Landis
Recording artist Yolanda Kondonassis talks about her special connection with Alberto Ginastera’s Concerto for Harp.
Will I ever use this music theory in the real world? According to this harpist, the answer is a definitive yes.
One composer’s special relationship with the harp.
Getting real about the real world. —by Adrienne Knauer
If you pulled off a 143-harp concert, would you do it all again?
New Yorker Laura Sherman explores the possibilities of hip-hop harp while making the cast recording for the popular rap musical Hamilton.
Playing for the Pope presents special challenges and experiences.
Finding balance in science and music. I am a scientist. Unraveling and understanding the hidden functions of the environment is…
Perfecting the art of playing for free. There have been many instances in my professional career when I have been…
How a leap of faith landed one harpist on the beach. —by Elizabeth Joy “You want to do what?” my…
Being present is more than merely showing up. I have to admit there are times when I am teaching that…
Finding happiness in changing course by dictating your own terms. —by Sylvia Woods About a year ago I decided it…
One harpist’s musical odyssey comes full circle. —by Jessica Zhou I was born in Beijing into a musical family. My…
Finding common ground between car lovers and harp lovers. —by Chris Perkins Her: “You mentioned before you like cars—what’s your…
Being completely consumed by the harp is a good thing. “You must be completely obsessed with music to succeed.” A…
—by Natalie Salzman Plan B for your career might just hold the fairytale ending. Double-park on 141st, run inside to…
Leaving your comfort zone half a world away. —by Devon Haupt “Would you like to live in India and play…
Save yourself and your colleagues headaches from rental parts. When you rent—whether it’s a car, a beach house, or even…
—by Meghan Caulkett One harpist’s quest to take the harp out of the concert hall. Two years ago, I founded…
—by Brandee Younger The notes we play are only the beginning of our work. Early in my career I received…
—by Haley Rhodeside Going for the gold—the second time around. The year was 2009, and it was sometime early in…