Welcome to the website for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Harp Society. We are an organization of harpists and harp enthusiasts from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.
The Philadelphia Chapter of the AHS has been active in bringing world class performing artists to Philadelphia since the 1970s. Comprised of local harp students, professionals, and friends of the harp, chapter members embody the rich and diverse harp history of our city. Annual meetings present local, national, and international harp talent to our members and the community in the form of workshops, concerts, and masterclasses. In 2004 Philadelphia was home to the AHS National Conference, featuring top artists from throughout the country and around the world. The chapter provides annual venues for student recitals and semi-regular student competitions. Read more about our chapter members.
The Philadelphia Harp Society is always looking for new members. Join today and share your love of the harp with us!
Harp Day 2014 will be taking place on March 22nd at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. Registration opens at 8:30 AM. Mark your calendars!
Harp Day 2014 will feature Brandee Younger in an improv workshop, Q and A session, and a Younger 4tet after party! Tickets to the after party are available at harpdayparty.brownpapertickets.com
Upcoming Chapter Events
We will be holding our annual Harp Day on March 22nd at the Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (2125 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA). Registration begins at 8:30 AM and you will be rewarded with breakfast snacks for getting up so early. Along with our fabulous vendors and sought-after door prizes, we will be including workshops on Jazz Improv, Performance and Practice Techniques, and Tuning and Harp Maintenance (featuring a master technician to answer all your questions). You will also be treated to a Q and A with the wonderful Brandee Younger and a concert of harp ensemble music by several local groups, including our society's very own Officer Quartet. An after party featuring a performance by the Brandee Younger 4tet will keep this event going into the evening. Mark your calendars now as this is sure to be the event of the year!
Members attend for free and may bring up to two family members as guests. For those of you who aren't members yet, you may pay a membership fee at the door in order to attend. This fee is $12 for students (up to 18 years) and senior citizens and $20 for adults.
Come mix and mingle with your fellow harp society members at this year's member potluck! On April 5th at 5:00 bring your favorite dish or beverage and join us at 4817 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia, PA. Being among harpists is always a good time, so get ready for some fun.