The USA International Harp Competition has announced dates for its 11th harp competition. Taking place at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Ind., the triennial affair is scheduled for July 3-13, 2019. Erin Brooker-Miller, the competition’s executive director, says, “On behalf of the board of directors, we are excited to celebrate the hard work of these talented young harpists again with you next summer!” In 2016, 43 harpists were accepted to compete, with American harpist Katherine Siochi taking first prize, and Elizabeth Bass (United Kingdom) and Lenka Petrovik (Serbia) winning second and third respectively.
The 2019 competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32 by May 15, 2019. Application materials (including a video recording of stage one repertoire) must be received by Jan. 15, 2019, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by March 15, 2019. “As available,” Brooker-Miller says, “we will share information regarding the daily schedule, special concerts, accommodation options, prizes, and jury members.” Repertoire for the competition can be found here.
For more information about the competition, please visit https://usaihc.org/.