Wednesday, December 02, 2015

9th USA International Harp Competition Winners Announced! 

Remy van Kesteren of the Netherlands was awarded the Gold Medal in USA IHC's 9th Competition.  

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Repertoire Announcement 

10th USA International Harp Competition Repertoire Announced!

2016 Repertoire



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Public Performances:

Find out about upcoming public performances being presented by USAIHC and being performed by past USAIHC  participants.  The USAIHC will compile information about the public performances of our participants from all nine prior competitions.  We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to hear some of our talented harpists perform in venues from Bloomington to Tokyo and many places in between. 

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USAIHC announces its 2015 Fall Concert featuring the

Chicago Harp Quartet.

September 4, 2015  |  Auer Hall  |  8:00 PM

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The Mission of the USA IHC is to:

conduct a world-class international harp competition in the United States;
promote and foster the careers of gifted young harpists from throughout the world;
promote the harp as a concert and solo instrument and to introduce the harp repertoire to a broader public
encourage composers to write new works for the harp; and
foster friendship and understanding among harpists worldwide.

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Harp Dreams wins 3 regional Emmys as well as the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award 

Harp Dreams, the WTIU-produced documentary of the 2007 competition, showcases the best young harpists in the world as they prepare for a high-stakes ten-day event held every three years at the Jacobs School of Music on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.  The documentary is a celebration of contestants from around the world and, ultimately, the competition itself.

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The Music Committee of the 10th USA International Harp Competition is pleased to announce the required repertoire for 2016. The Competition will take place in Bloomington, Indiana June 8-18, 2016.



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Volunteer Opportunities at the USA International Harp Competition

The USA International Harp Competition’s tradition of volunteerism dates back to its founding in 1989.  See how you can be a part of the next competition.

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USA International Harp Competition Educational Outreach Programs

Find out about the programs USAIHC offers in area schools, senior centers and other community locations.  

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Susann McDonald, USA IHC Founder

Susann McDonald is recognized as one of the world’s leading performers and teachers of the harp. She is chairman of Indiana University's harp department, the largest in the world, where she holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Music.

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