Projects and Committees 2017-10-31T19:47:33+00:00

The Exhibit Liason helps with planning and set up of exhibits at each congress. During the congress the Exhibit Liason visits each booth to answer exhibitor questions and ensure they have what they need.

Contact:

Patricia Wooster, USA
pat.wooster@gmail.com

Focus on Youth Concerts are an important feature in each World Harp Congress.  The goal of the Focus on Youth Concerts is to establish a platform for gifted young harpists (under 21 years of age) and to encourage and recognize them by providing a performance opportunity followed by advice from a panel of professional harpists.  Up to 25 players are selected on the basis of a submitted recording and information on how to apply is published ahead of each Congress event.

Contact:

Ernestine Stoop, The Netherlands
ernstoop@xs4all.nl

The Help and Resources Project was created to help both students and professional harpists whose country’s economy prevents them from obtaining needed supplies such as strings and music.

Please contact us if you have extra harp supplies or music and wish to help out harpists in need.

Contacts:

Mercedes Gomez, Mexico
arpmerce@prodigy.net.mx

Marisela Gonzalez, Venezuela
gonzalesh.marisela@gmail.com

The goal of the International Harp Archives is to build a comprehensive collection of harp music and memorabilia related to harp and the musicians who dedicated their lives to preserve and perpetuate the harp’s history and ensure its future.

Materials range from scores, manuscripts and recordings to photographs, correspondence, programs and other documents. Currently the International Harp Archives has over 11,000 scores and sound recordings in addition to the archives.

Contact:
David A. Day, USA
david_day@byu.edu

Accessing the Archives
For information on finding and borrowing materials from the International Harp Archives please visit http://lib.byu.edu/sites/harp/finding-aids/

Internet Archive
To access more than 2,400  public domain scores go to http://archive.org/ and search for “(byuinternationalharparchive)” – parentheses included

The Sponsorship Program of the WHC has helped harpists throughout the world to attend a World Harp Congress (WHC).  It is designed to enable gifted young harpists from under-privileged countries to attend a WHC and grow from that musical experience.  Often the financial scholarship will not be 100% of cost but enough to make it possible for the person to attend with other WHC accommodations, such as private housing and scholarships for registration.  

This project is extremely important to the future of young people being able to experience the World Harp Congress.  It develops an understanding of the larger world of music that is broader than any single country can offer.

Contact:

Kaori Otake, Japan
otakekaori@hotmail.com

Purpose: To encourage and facilitate performances of new music at World Harp Congresses. This committee proposes and reviews and screens proposals of new music works and world premieres for future Congresses. 

Contact:

Ernestine Stoop, The Netherlands
ernstoop@xs4all.nl