I have a rather difficult question to pose to the younger harpists (under 30). What is your idea of musical standards for the harp? Where do you get them from? What are your measuring posts, if you use any? How do you evaluate what you encounter? Do you compare and contrast? Do you focus on other values?
I would like to get a sense of how you see things, what you look for, and how you are affected by resources such as YouTube, or downloading. Do you go to concerts very much? Do you seek recordings of older harpists at all? What do you consider older? Does it matter to you how things were played fifty years ago or more?
My assumption is that things are very different now from my youth, but I am also different, so I am not sure how my assumptions are colored by that. This is not about evaluating you, but is about understanding what you are aware of and think about.
My website is http://www.harpmusicfest.com, but what I am asking is not directly connected to the festival.