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2019 11th USA International Harp Competition 

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10th USA International Harp Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Katherine Siochi, USA, Gold Medal winner of the 10th USA International Harp Competition!

Read more about Katherine and all 10th USAIHC winners here:  10th USAIHC Winners

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5th Solo Harp Composition Contest Winner Announced!

The winning composition is Sublimation by Jeremiah Siochi of Arlington, Virginia (USA).

With 114 score submitted by composers from 34 different countries, this was the largest Contest to date.

For more information, click here.

Listen to Sublimation here.

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The Mission of the USA International Harp Competition is:

to elevate exceptional harpists to extraordinary heights through performance, new music, and education.

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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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USA International Harp Competition Volunteers

The USA International Harp Competition’s tradition of volunteerism dates back to its founding in 1989.  With the support of Lyon and Healy Harps, Indiana University and the Bloomington community Susann McDonald’s dream of establishing a world-class international harp competition became a reality. Due to the support of countless volunteers, the 1st USA International Harp Competition was a tremendous success. Throughout its existence USAIHC organization has had an impressive record of recognizing emerging talent.  USAIHC is committed to promoting the harp and to fostering the careers of gifted young harpists and composers.

For each triennial competition USAIHC depends heavily on the dedication and commitment of volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering for the 10th USA International Harp Competition to be held June 8-18, 2016, please fill out the appropriate forms below (under each job description) and e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There are many preparatory activities which occur in the months preceding the Competition which also welcome volunteer help.  USAIHC is sincerely grateful to our volunteers.  We appreciate all of your hard work- Thank You!

USAIHC's Volunteer Information

1.  Volunteer Requirements

  • Enthusiastic interest in USAIHC’s mission
  • Actively support and adhere to USAIHC Competition Rules & Procedures
  • Conveys a positive attitude
  • Able to commit necessary time and energy
  • Able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Able to sense, understand and react to others’ emotions
  • Able to work alone or as a team member
  • Must be at least 18 years of age


2. Volunteer Opportunities

In support of the Competition, USAIHC has many functions that benefit greatly from the help of volunteers:

  • USAIHC Host Family - Host contestants in their home and/or befriend a contestant who chooses to stay in a hotel
    • To apply to be a Host Family during the 10th USA International Harp Competition (June 8-18, 2016), please fill out and return the following forms to the USA International Harp Competition by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail: USAIHC, P.O. Box 5008, Bloomington, IN 47407
  • USAIHC Transportation Volunteer - Helps to arrange transportation of contestants and jurists from/to airport and to various venues during the Competition

  • USAIHC Events Volunteer - Includes welcoming event attendees, monitoring doors to assure that harpists may perform without being disturbed by guests entering the hall and after event reception support.  Key events include: Opening Ceremony (June 8), Laureate Recital (June 11), Composer's Forum (June 12), Israel Winner Recital (June 12), Stars of Tomorrow (June 16), and Awards Ceremony (June 18).

    • To apply to be a Transportiation Volunteer AND/OR Events Volunteer  during the 10th USA International Harp Competition (June 8-18, 2016), please fill out and return the following forms to the USA International Harp Competition by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by regular mail: USAIHC, P.O. Box 5008, Bloomington, IN 47407


3. Child Protection Policy

USAIHC programs include individuals who are under 18 years of age.  As a result USAIHC has a specific policy (Programs Involving Children: Policy: 0006) which sets forth guidelines to assure that a safe and secure program environment exists.  The policy requires that all adults (employees, contractors, volunteers) who may be in a position to have direct contact with a program participant, or be in care of, or supervise a person less than 18 years of age undergo a standard background check consisting of a criminal history check and a sex and violent offender registry check.  USAIHC uses the consumer reporting agency that IU Bloomington employs to prepare and assemble background reports.  All related information is treated as confidential and protected as such.
The policy also requires USAIHC representatives to adhere to Indiana state child abuse laws.

A. Indiana state law requires any person who has reason to believe that a child is a victim of child abuse or neglect has an affirmative duty to make an oral report to Child Protective Services (CPS) 1-800-800-5556 or local law enforcement at 911 or the IU Police Department 812-855-4111.  Failure to report may result in criminal charges.

B. In addition to notifying CPS and/or local law enforcement, state law and the USA International Harp Competition also require that volunteers, staff, students, and other USAIHC representatives report any suspected abuse of minors to the Indiana University Director of Public Safety (812-855-4296; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

C. Indiana University law enforcement and the Director of Public Safety have the obligation to report any suspected abuse to CPS, which will conduct an investigation.

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