The USA International Harp Competition Board of Directors has added 10 new members to its prestigious ranks. The new additions are Patty Ardery, Joyce Brower, Bea Carlyss, Heaven Hui-Wen Fan, Betsy Fitzgerald, Ruth Inglefield, Wendy Muston, Debra Pekin, Jill Pitz, and Florence Sitruk. They have joined Artistic Director Susann McDonald, President David Rollo, Vice-President Linda Wood Rollo, and nine others in preparations for the 11th Harp Competition, which will take place summer 2019.
Referencing their annual meeting on Oct. 7, 2017, Executive Director Erin Brooker-Miller said, “Every new and seasoned member of the Board brought a wealth of knowledge and many exciting ideas.” In addition to discussions regarding the upcoming competition, she added that they are busy planning their concert series and expanding their educational Harp Start program. “We are hard at work already and looking forward to making the 11th competition a memorable event for all.”
Founded in 1989 by internationally acclaimed harpist Susann McDonald, the competition is open to harpists around the world, ages 18 – 32. It is hosted by Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and is held every three years.
Visit http://www.usaihc.org/ for more information.