9th USA International Harp Competition Contestants Announced!
USAIHC is proud to welcome over 50 harpists from 20 different countries to our 9th competition.
9th USA International Harp Competition - Contestants
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Find out about upcoming public performances being presented by USAIHC and being performed by past USAIHC participants. The USAIHC will compile information about the public performances of our participants from all eight prior competitions. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to hear some of our talented harpists perform in venues from Bloomington to Tokyo and many places in between.
2012 Composition Contest Winner
After reviewing 81 compositions for solo harp, submitted by composers from 24 countries, the first place winner which is to be performed by all 9th Harp Competition semi-finalists is De l’obscurité II composed by Benjamin Attahir (Toulouse, France).
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2013 Competition Prizes
The gold medal winner of the 2013 USA International Harp Competition will receive a one of a kind gold harp built by Lyon & Healy in Chicago and a debut recital. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be awarded to the top 8 contestants as well as the top performers of select required repertoire in the competition.
Harp Dreams wins 3 regional Emmys as well as the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award
Harp Dreams, the WTIU-produced documentary of the 2007 competition, showcases the best young harpists in the world as they prepare for a high-stakes ten-day event held every three years at the Jacobs School of Music on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. The documentary is a celebration of contestants from around the world and, ultimately, the competition itself.
The Music Committee of the 9th International Harp Competition is pleased to announce the required repertoire for 2013. The Competition will take place in Bloomington, Indiana July 10 – 20, 2013.
Volunteer Opportunities at the USA International Harp Competition
The USA International Harp Competition’s tradition of volunteerism dates back to its founding in 1989. See how you can be a part of the next competition.
USA International Harp Competition Educational Outreach Programs
Find out about the programs USAIHC offers in area schools, senior centers and other community locations.
Susann McDonald, USA IHC Founder
Susann McDonald is recognized as one of the world’s leading performers and teachers of the harp. She is chairman of Indiana University's harp department, the largest in the world, where she holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Music.
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