A harpist’s wardrobe has to take lots of criteria into account—the gig, the audience, the instrument. We asked harpists to share photos of their harp threads, using the hashtag #practicalharpist. Judging by how many shoe shots we saw, pedal harpists are crazy about their footwear. Here are some photos we loved, and you can check out the rest by searching the hashtag #practicalharpist on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook .
Winner: Chloe Tula
@chloetheharpist via Instagram
Home: Houston, Texas
Occupation: student and freelancer
Story behind the photo: I just like capturing interesting moments that I come across in day-to-day life.
What’s your hidden talent? I have perfect pitch and can play pop songs by ear!
What do you do to avoid practicing? Elaborate cooking projects.
What is your favorite smartphone app? Instagram
What’s your favorite piece to play on the harp? At the moment it’s Salzedo’s Ballade—it’s fun and challenging!
What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be an architect.
Join in our next photo challenge! Oh, the places you’ll go—whether it’s unusual, famous, far-flung, or just plain beautiful, show us where you’ve played your harp. Share your photos by October 1 with the hashtag #practicalharpist for a chance to win a one-year subscription to Harp Column and be featured in our next issue!