American Harp Society Summer Institute and National Competition
June 16, 2019 - June 22, 2019
AHS, Inc. ‘Destination Innovation” 2019 Summer Institute & National Competition will be held at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC from June 16-22, 2019! This national event provides opportunities for harpists at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of educational and musical programming, attendees will explore what’s next in the world of harp through a full week of dynamic offerings. This exciting week of opportunities includes the 23rd National Competition (June 16-22) and 13th Summer Institute (June 19-22).
The state of North Carolina is known for being FIRST IN FLIGHT since the Wright Brothers piloted the first powered airplane in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, NC. With the idea of “taking flight”, the host committee plans to “propel” the harpist and the teacher forward with advanced ideas, creative concepts, and greater knowledge of our craft. Through masterclasses, workshops, concerts, and a composition contest, the Institute will highlight past and present innovators of the harp to inspire future innovation. Concerts will feature repertoire performed by professional and accomplished student harpists, as well as potentially headline acclaimed North Carolina-based composers, such as Dan Locklair, Terry Mizesko, and Stephen Jaffe.