Welcome to Vancouver Harp Day 2020, October 24, 2020. 

Now coming direct to your home - on-line!

This day is for you, whether you're an adult or young beginner, getting ready to launch your harp career, an experienced harp teacher, or somewhere in between. We've planned a day that will give you a chance to connect with your fellow harpists, learn a new tune or a new strategy, and listen to some great harping to finish the day.  Younger students may be especially interested in the workshop for youth in the morning, and there will be all ages at the concert. Whatever your stage, we hope you will enjoy!!

For those who are coming to the workshops, including the tuning one, have your harp in front of your web cam or device, as tuned as possible. Tuning will be A440 Hz.

Headphones are recommended for hearing the concerts and workshops. Keep your mics muted unless otherwise indicated. For questions and answers, write in the chat space.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Harp Day Registration
  • Harp Day Registration


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This is a full registration for Harp Day including one of the concurrent workshops and all the panels and concerts.

This is a members' only event, but your membership fee and application are included in the registration amount!

Choose your workshop option above the "add to cart" button.

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There are a limited number of registrations available. Don't wait, please register today!  All registrants will get a package with materials for their chosen workshop, and the login for the rest of the program. We're excited to bring our on-line Vancouver Harp Day to your home - Please Join us!!

Schedule for the Day


9:30 - Virtual coffee hour - check-in for everyone - say HI and check log-ins, etc.

10 - 11:30   Workshops - there will be three workshops workshops. (see the descriptions below. Choose one when you register and you will get the log info for that specific workshop

12 - 12:45 pm  Meet the composer/artist/arranger.  Learn about sheet music, recordings and other stuff for sale! Bring your lunch, chat, and hear what your local harpists have for sale. Albertina Chan will moderate and organize - email the contact page if you want to participate. 

1:15 - 2:00   Panel 1.  Rosanna Chiu - pandemic problem solving -  keeping your motivation when there are no recitals or concerts, preparing for on-line lessons, tech issues, and what can we do creatively with our time? Several panelists will share their thoughts and experiences, and we can all listen it.

2 - 2:45  panel 2. Lani Krantz - How to learn music efficiently, using patterns, analyzing, noticing,  etc. with examples from public domain pieces. 

3:00 4:45   Masterclass with Baltazar Juarez - Students at various levels will play for this well-known harpist from Mexico, and have a private in public lesson for the benefit of us all. There will be an additional charge for those wishing to have a masterclass lesson with the instructor. Please contact your teacher if you would like to be considered for this.

5:00 - 6:00  The Concert!  Students and special guest will preform for us all.  Elizabeth to organize.

workshop 1

Learn an ensemble piece with Rosanna Chiu. Music will be provided in advance.

Workshop 2

Learn to play a tune for Christmas and all year for beginner and early intermediate level harpists - all ages, with Marilyn Rummel. The class will be appropriate for those who've had only a few lessons, but will have some interesting work for early intermediates as well.  You'll need to have levers for G major.  (need F#)

workshop 3

Tuning workshop with Elizabeth Volpé Bligh - Learn how to tune by ear using a tuning fork, a note from a tuning app or piano: how to read and calibrate your tuner, what app’s are recommended, when to use a clip-on pickup, why we tune to A 440-442 unless it’s early music. Lever harps: what key to tune the harp in. All harps: why the levers or pedals must be disengaged when we’re adjusting pitch. Bring your harps.