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!
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2014 Harp Day! Check back for updates about Harp Day 2015.
Upcoming Chapter Events
Below you will find the repertoire for each division. If you are having trouble deciding which division is appropriate for yourself, your student, or your child, please email email@example.com. All applicants must be 18 year of age or younger on . Junior applicants must be 14 years of age or younger on .
Senior Pedal: Petite Valse, Hasselmans
Bagatelles Mvt. 1 and 2, Joio
Junior pedal: Grandmere raconte une histoire, Renie
Valse Isabel, Rogers
Senior lever: "Muscade" and "Vanille" from Spices, Andres
Pasacaille, Handel (arr. Brundage)
Junior Lever: La Donna e Mobile (Verdi) From Eleanor Fell's Pop N Easy Classics
Lullaby (Brahms) From Eleanor Fell's Pop N Easy Classics
All music is available in Haddonfield, NJ at the Virginia Harp Center. Stop by and check it out!
We are excited to announce that French master harpist Agnès Clément
will be coming to Philadelphia this coming January. She will be
presenting a masterclass and recital, and these events are open to
all members. These events are not to be missed, so be sure to mark
them in your calenders. Both will take place at the Settlement Music
School, 416 Queen Street, in Philadelphia.
January 27th: Ms. Clément will present a masterclass for
Intermediate-Advanced students and professional harpists. This will
take place from 5:00 until 8:00, but observers may come at any time.
Observation is free, and we will be accepting a small number of
participants for $50 each. If you are interested in playing, email
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
January 29th: Ms Clément will be performing an astonishing program
of virtuosic harp pieces in the beautiful Presser Hall of Settlement
Music School. The concert begins at 7:30 and will be followed by a
cookie and punch reception presented by the Virginia Harp Center. At
this time, you will be given the opportunity to meet Ms. Clément and
Benjamin Britten Suite for harp
Giovanni Battista Pescetti Sonata in C minor
Claude Debussy Valse Romantique
Paul Hindemith Sonate for harp
Aram Khachaturian Oriental Dance and Toccata
Henriette Renié Légende d'après Les Elfes de Leconte de Lisle
Franz Liszt Liebestraum n°3