Harp Carnivale 2014

American Harp Society 41st National Conference in New Orleans

June 22-26, 2014
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in the French Quarter
Chairman:  Catherine Anderson
Website: www.ahsconference.org


Harp Carnivale will feature several of the nation’s best established student harp ensembles in a special concert during the American Harp Society 41st National Conference at the Crowne Astor Plaza Hotel in New Orleans. Directors of student ensembles made up of harpists through college age are invited to submit an application and current recording of their group’s select repertoire to the Harp Carnivale Student Ensemble Selection Committee by January 20, 2014.

For additional information, and to apply, please click here.

Join us in New Orleans for the American Harp Society’s 41st National Conference June 22-26, 2014, and you will be transported from the sacred to the sublime.  The opening night concert will take place in the historic St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square, followed by a traditional second line funeral procession to a welcome reception. The next evening conference attendees will be treated to a concert held in celebration of Lyon & Healy’s 150th Birthday.  The final evening a “Harp Festival” at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel will feature special guest harpists jamming alongside famous New Orleans jazz musicians, among food-tasting stations representing many of the city’s great chefs.  On the last day, the conference finale will be a massive harp ensemble performance combining adult and youth small ensembles.  Throughout the conference there will be ample time to partake in our famous French Quarter cuisine just outside the hotel, and stroll through the in-house exhibits of harps, harp music, and all types of harp regalia.  Special discounted conference room rates will be available for those who wish to come early or stay over an additional night or two in order to enjoy one of the many tours and excursions New Orleans has to offer. See you in the Big Easy! Click here to visit www.ahsconference.org. To visit our microsite with the New Orleans Visitor and Convention Bureau, click the link below. www.neworleanscvb.com/ahs2014/

2014 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
Like most performing arts organizations, the 2014 AHS Conference depends upon contributed income to keep Conference registration fees within the reach of a larger number of our members. For that reason, Catherine Anderson, Chairman of the 41st National Conference of the American Harp Society, is asking you to please consider being a Conference Sponsor. The opportunities are many.

For additional information, please download the 2014 Conference Sponsorship Prospectus.

Invitation to Exhibit
Vendors are cordially invited to exhibit their products and services during the AHS 41st National Conference, an important assembly of professional harpists, harp teachers, harp students and friends of the harp. The Conference will be held in the Crowne Astor Plaza Hotel in downtown New Orleans, June 22-26, 2014. Exhibits will be held in the Grand Ballroom.

Remaining spaces are very limited.  Please contact AHS, Inc. Conference Exhibits Chairman David Kolacny at harpdavidk@kolacnymusic.com or 303-722-6081.  For more information, please read Invitation to Exhibit 2014.