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Student Harp Competition 2023

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Student Harp Competition 2023
Student Harp Competition 2023

Time & Location

Apr 15, 2023, 9:00 AM

Philadelphia, 1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA


About The Event

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Harp Society is sponsoring a student competition to be held on April 15th from 9am-1pm at Temple University’s Center City Campus located at 1515 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Students may compete in one of four categories based on their age and type of harp. Levels I, II, and III may be played on either a lever or a pedal harp. Level IV must be played on a pedal harp. Harpists must be 10 or under for Level I, 13 or under for Level II, 16 or under for Level III, and 19 and under for Level IV. Harpists may compete in only one division. Harpists may not be in a college program. Students must play all the pieces listed for their division. All music must be performed from memory. The competition reserves the right to eliminate a division if not enough entries are received. Previous first place winners may not compete in the same division.

Both the harpist and the harpist’s teacher must be members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Harp Society to enter the competition. Both student and teacher must join by March 1, 2023, to be eligible for the competition. Please e-mail or visit with any questions.

To enter, register online OR send a completed entry form (link here) and the entry fee of $40 to the following address by March 1, 2023:

Rebecca Simpson

724 Valley Green Court

Philadelphia PA 19128


All music can be purchased at the Virginia Harp Center in Haddonfield, NJ.

All music must be performed by memory.

LEVEL I: BEGINNER (Age 10 and under; open to lever and pedal harpists)

  • Leap Frog by Linda Wood Rollo from Harp Olympics Stage 1
  • Melissa from First Grade Pieces by Marcel Grandjany and Jane Weidensaul

LEVEL II: LATER BEGINNER/EARLY INTERMEDIATE (Age 13 and under; open to lever and pedal harpists)

  • Seagulls from Animals on the Harp by Sue Rothstein
  • Nocturne from Trois Pieces Faciles by Marcel Grandjany

LEVEL III: INTERMEDIATE (Age 16 and under; open to lever and pedal harpists)

  • Polka from the Suite of Eight Dances by Carlos Salzedo
  • Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Barbara Brundage for lever harp and arr. Yolanda Kondonassis for pedal harp)

LEVEL IV: ADVANCED (Age 19 and under; open to pedal harpists)

  • Nocturne in Eb by Mikhail Glinka
  • Sonata in C Minor, Mvmt I by Dussek

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  • Registration and Entrance Fee

    This ticket allows one student the opportunity to participate in the 2023 Philadelphia Student Harp Competition.

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