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!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Harp Day, 2013! Harp Day 2014 will be taking place on March 22nd at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. Mark your calendars!
Upcoming Chapter Events
Auditions and Evaluations
We will once again be hosting Auditions and Evaluations at Temple Preperatory Room 508 (1515 Market St). This wonderful program allows students of all ages to receive valuable feedback from a master teacher by performing two solo works of their choice and then performing the same two works again six weeks later. The evaluator can give advice based on the improvement of the student in a way that is impossible in standard masterclass settings. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
The first round will be held on October 26th, 2013 and the second will be held on December 7th, 2013, both at 9:00 AM. Participants should plan on attending both rounds. Because this is a unique two-part program, the focus is especially on the improvement that can only be made by participating on both days. A fee of $25 will be charged for each participant. This fee covers both rounds and will not be charged twice. If you or your student are interested in participating, please email email@example.com by October 10th.
Please Note: Entrance to the building requires school or government issued photo identification.