Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2018 American Harp Society 43rd National Conference at the University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, on June 27-30, 2018. The AHS Board encourages proposals from distinguished harpists seeking to present workshops, performances and scholarly lectures that will broaden the scope and impact of the harp and entice greater attendance at these national events by our membership. Please review the guidelines outlined in the 2018 Call for Program Proposals and submit your application materials at AHSProposals@harpsociety.org.

The 2018 theme is “Back to Our Future”, spotlighting the three tenets of the AHS mission statement:  celebrating our legacy, inspiring excellence, and empowering the next generation of harpists.  They also hope to reflect the Latin influences of southern California and as well as the Hollywood musical scene.

In particular, the Host Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals centered on youth and encouraging harp study; harp in the schools programs; out-of-the-box careers for harpists; the scoop on the “Hollywood scene”, such as scoring for harp and recording sessions.  Concerts anticipated include noon time pop up’s; unusual chamber music pairings with harp; original harp quartets from the last 10-15 years; legacy pieces (both solo and chamber) originally commissioned by the Northern California Harp Association; and legacy and contemporary concerti.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY, Inc.'s 43rd AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY, INC. NATIONAL CONFERENCE, JUNE 27-30, 2018, ALL FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 30, 2017.

Proposals not accepted by the 2018 National Conference will be retained for consideration by future Conferences or Summer Institutes.