Vancouver Harp Day - Oct 20, 2018

workshop registration
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C$25.00

if you want to get a look at the ensemble music before harp day you'll need a code to do that. Your participating teacher will give you a code, and suggest a part to learn, but if you are coming independently, just email to get the code and music. Something for all levels.

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Family Workshop Registration
  • Family Workshop Registration
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C$50.00

Bring the whole family - something for the players, the non-players, and the parents! If you want to get a look at the ensemble music before harp day you'll need a code to do that. Your participating teacher will give you a code, and suggest a part to learn, but if you are coming independently, just email to get the code and music. Something for all levels.

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Harp day is coming to Vancouver  !!!

Schedule for the day:

9:30 - Arrive and bring your harp in

10 - 12 noon - workshop for adults and older teens, novice and intermediates. Bring your harp and learn to play 2 beautiful tunes (music for all levels will be available in advance to registrants)

10 - 11 am - panel discussion about making your living playing the harp - gigs, teaching, technology!

11 - 12  am - preparing for exams and competitions. A panel of experienced competitors and teachers will share strategies, tips and inspiration

lunch - a few restaurants nearby, or bring your own bag lunch  - see what's for sale at the vendor table

1:30 - 2:30 pm  - Try playing a harp!   A hands on experience for would-be harpists from 4 to 104. There will be plenty of harps to try out, and lots of people to help you make your first sounds.  Children are welcome. 

Adults who came to the 10 - 12 am workshop are heartily invited to help those who are trying a harp for the first time. There may also be a harp circle going - join whenever you'd like.  Vendors area also open.

1:30 - 2:30 pm Session for parents. All the questions about starting your child in harp lessons - practicing, acquiring a harp, expectations, and the joy of it all

1:45  - 2:45 - Just in - Rebecca Blair will present a workshop about irsih dance music, and how the dancing relates to playing - something for all levels, and harps not required, (though nice to have)

2:30 -  3 pm - a big group lesson for all the beginners from the 1:30 -2:30 pm session

3 - 3:30 pm break and set up for ensemble rehearsal

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Ensemble rehearsal. All the students from the morning class, along with those sight readers who were attending the discussions, and anyone else are welcome to the ensemble rehearsal. We'll prepare for the big concert to follow. If you're not participating in the ensemble you are still welcome to attend the rehearsal and listen in.

supper break

7 - 8:30 - The concert!  We'll begin with an ensemble performance by some small angels, followed by a grand showcase of harp music performed by the 4 winners of our summer study fund competition. In addition we have a couple of other outstanding student performers, and we'll finish with the large ensemble we created in the afternoon. Should be wonderful!

Open throughout the day is a marketplace of CD's, sheet music and books, and harps for sale. You'll want to browse!

We're very grateful to the American Harp Society for a grant that has partially funded this event, and provided funding for the students' travel grant competition - thank you.

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concert program

Registration for harp day workshops - (10 am- 4:30 pm) is $25 for individuals, or $50 for a family

Tickets for the evening concert are $25 for those 21 and over. concert is FREE for children through 21 years.

Free tickets to the evening concert are offered to paid up members of the West Coast Harp Society and to those volunteering at the Harp Day events.  If you are interested in being one of those, please email marilyn@harpcanada.com. We particularly need volunteers with harps to assist in the "Try playing a harp" session.

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once you've registered you'll get an email with the code for the page to download your music. Copies will be available on the day as well.