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Mid Atlantic Harp Day April 25th 2015


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 all who attended Mid Atlantic Harp Day 2015! Please check back in the Fall of 2015 for information on Harp Day 2016.



Schedule of Events to include:


Complimentary Breakfast and Socializing Lunch at the Chateau (available for an additional fee of $12)


Masterclasses with Robin Gordon Cartier and the musicians of Apple Orange Pair (email president@phillyharp.org to reserve a space)


Memorization Skills with Anne Sullivan


An Introduction to Popular Teaching Methods (Suzuki, Orff, Kodally)


Pop Improv and the Pop Harpist Lifestyle with Mia Theodoratus


Arranging for Harp Ensemble with Christine MAzza and Diane Michaels


A Look Back at the History of The Harp with Ellen Tepper


A chance to join our impromptu Mid Atlantic Region Harp Ensemble and perform a lunchtime concert


Final concert by our presenting artists


Recording studio time with a professional audio engineer (Emailpresident@phillyharp.org to reserve a space)


A showcase of newly released harp pieces with the Virginia Harp Center


Harp maintenance for professionals and fresh beginners


Browsing a wide variety of harp vendors, a chance to try out new models of harps


A Harp Hike through the beautiful Wissahickon Valley




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