Harp Column’s March-April 2016 issue has hit the stands, and we are thrilled to once again bring you a feature interview with the winner of the triennial International Harp Contest in Israel. This time the Crowning Achievement went to China’s Yuying Chen who talked to our longtime Israel contest correspondent Sunita Staneslow. Sunita also caught up with second prize winner Anaëlle Tourret, and went Behind the Scenes with her impressions of the prestigious event.
Puzzled by the definition of “harp therapy” and all the options out there to participate in this growing field? Author Rhett Barnwell examines just what harp therapy is—and isn’t—in Harp Therapy Explained, plus a look at some of the more well-established harp therapy programs. Plus, U.S. tax deadlines are just around the corner, so be sure you’re taking advantage of Jan Jennings’ Five Tax Tips Every Harpist Should Know.
Also in this issue, we caught up with Joanna Newsom for an exclusive Q and A on her new album release, Divers (reviewed in our last issue.) Jaymee Haefner tells how to find your Balance Points in her new regular column on all things technical. How long does it take to tune 5,678 harp strings? Find out in Harps by the Hundred, a back stage look at putting on a massive harp concert. Plus advice on finding Harp Parts for School Orchestras; setting the stage for the AHS National Conference in Atlanta; new CDs from Anneleen Lenaerts and The Debussy Trio; examining old and new instructional methods; Strange But True Harp Stories, and more.Browse Issue