Thank you to everyone who competed in 2014!
The goals of the Minnesota competition are to foster confidence in harp students and players of all levels, from early beginners to masters, in a friendly environment, as well as to encourage harpers to include Scottish music in their repertoire. All non-pedal acoustic harps are welcome: there are competition categories available for all ages and skill levels. In addition to the solo harp categories, special categories will feature singing, storytelling, non-traditional interpretation, harp in ensemble, and more. Competitors are encouraged to participate in more than one category.
All competitors will receive a certificate of participation and comments (of a non-pedagogical nature) from the judge. Some special awards will also be presented.
Requirements Categories and requirements are listed in the Scottish Harp Society of America handbook. It is highly recommended that competitors read these, including the Notes at the end.
More information Feel free to contact Stephanie Claussen. Stephanie teaches harp lessons out of her home in St. Paul, Minnesota. She strives to ingrain in each student not only correct hand position, rhythm and a sense of musicality, but also a love for making music.