Noteworthy News

AHSLive! Free Workshop Nov. 6th


Getting Started with Free Music Notation Software Learn about music notation software from three harpist-composers on Sunday, November 6 at 3 pm EST (note Daylight Savings Time ends the night before) on AHSLive! AHS and the Young Composers Project ...



Exciting news for our International members . . .


AHS is delighted to offer a discount for our new and renewing members who have a non-U.S. mailing address. If you would like to receive your American Harp Journal in digital format only (skipping the mailed printed version), use the discount code DIG...



New Member Portal Launched!


Check your inbox for a personal invitation to log into AHS's new membership database and portal!  We're excited about how easily you can update your contact information, renew your membership, explore and customize the updated Membership Directo...



AHSLive! Recital on April 4th


Tune in with the web app on AHSLive! this Monday to watch the live stream of two 2021 AHS National Conference winners in recital! On Monday, April 4, 2022 a rare joint harp recital will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Ken...



2023 AHS 25th National Competition Announced


The AHS 25th National Competition will be held May 31 - June 4, 2023 at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.  Details and repertoire are available at https://www.harpsociety.org/national-competition, and you may also download the repertoire here.



USAIHC 2022


Announcing the 12th USA International Harp Competition, June 29-July 9,2022



Harp world loses a legend


The harp world mourns the loss of harpist, art historian, and fierce champion of the harp, Roslyn Rensch Erbes (Noah), on November 6, 2021 in New York City.  Born in 1923, Ms. Rensch Erbes authored multiple texts on the history of the harp inclu...



Together We Gave


Thank You!    A heartfelt thank you to every member who contributed to the success of our 2021 Giving Tuesday campaign! From the performers and presenters who volunteered their time to be with us during the live stream; our comp...



Cynthia Otis Obituary


Cynthia Otis, a member of Local 802 for 73 years, passed away at the age of 91 on September 24 in New Haven, CT.  She was a harpist with an extraordinary career that began at age 16 when she appeared as soloist on one of the New York Philharmo...



Looking for ways to re-engage your chapter membership? - Part II


Looking for ways to re-engage your chapter membership? Here are some ideas to get you started   This is part II of a series on virtual chapter events. Read part I HERE. It has been a challenging year for many, and AHS chapters around the cou...



Looking for ways to re-engage your chapter membership?


Looking for ways to re-engage your chapter membership? Here are some ideas to get you started   It has been a challenging year for many, and AHS chapters around the country are looking for impactful ways to energize their membership and rekin...



Celebrating the Junior Division


A hearty congratulations to all finalists in the Intermediate I Division of the 2021 American Harp Society National Competition! Your commitment, passion and musicality were strikingly evident in all your performances. Get to know the finalists belo...



Celebrating the Intermediate I Division


A hearty congratulations to all finalists in the Intermediate I Division of the 2021 American Harp Society National Competition! Your commitment, passion and musicality were strikingly evident in all your performances. Get to know the finalists belo...



Celebrating the Intermediate II Division


A hearty congratulations to all finalists in the Intermediate II Division of the 2021 American Harp Society National Competition! Your commitment, passion and musicality were strikingly evident in all your performances. Get to know the finalists bel...



Celebrating the Advanced Division


A hearty congratulations to all finalists in the Advanced Division of the 2021 American Harp Society National Competition! Your commitment, passion and musicality were strikingly evident in all your performances. Get to know the finalists below, and...



Celebrating the Young Professional Division


A hearty congratulations to all finalists in the Young Professional Division of the 2021 American Harp Society National Competition! Your commitment, passion and musicality were strikingly evident in all your performances. Get to know the finalists ...



2021 AHS Chapter of the Year: Puerto Rico


Congratulations to the Puerto Rico Chapter for being named the 2021 AHS Chapter of the Year.  Read about all of their exciting activities and accomplishments in their Chapter report!



INTERMEDIATE I DIVISION RESULTS


INTERMEDIATE I DIVISION RESULTS 1st Prize:  Lydia Kessler (D)2nd Prize: Ava Yeh (F)3rd Prize: Sophia Jho (E)4th Prize: Nathan Zhou (B)5th Prize: Hannah Chen (G)6th Prize: Sophia Love (A)/Ella Brown (C)



INTERMEDIATE II DIVISION RESULTS


INTERMEDIATE II DIVISION RESULTS 1st prize: Eunice Park (G) 2nd prize:Janice Hur (L) 3rd prize: Naomi Sun (D) 4th prize: Marina Tiffany (A) 5th prize: Judy Liu (K) 6th prize: Shaylen Joos (C)/Emily Howard (J)



ADVANCED DIVISION RESULTS


ADVANCED DIVISION RESULTS 1st Prize: Renee Murphy (D)2nd Prize: Annette Lee (A)3rd Prize: Julia Johnson (C)4th Prize: Daniel Benedict (B)



JUNIOR DIVISION RESULTS


JUNIOR DIVISION RESULTS 1st Prize: Grace Hong (G) 2nd Prize: Emma Valdez (E) 3rd Prize: Colin Hong (B) 4th Prize: Charlotte Ngo (D) 5th Prize: Mira Vamos (C) 6th Prize: Eliana Anderson (A)



YOUNG PROFESSIONAL DIVISION RESULTS


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL DIVISION RESULTS: 1st Prize: Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang, 2021-2023 AHS Concert Artist (J) 2nd Prize: Alyssa Katahara (D) 3rd Prize: Adam Phan (C) 4th Prize: Hannah Cope (B) 5th Prize: Juan Riveros (F)/Seika Dong (H) 6th Prize: Haley...



2021 National Competition Begins!


The 2021 AHS National Competition begins June 25th at 10 am PDT, 11 am MDT, 12pm CDT, 1 pm EDT with the Young Professional Division.  Tune in on our web app to watch LIVE!  The entire schedule is also available there, with the Junior and Ad...



AHS Members Angelica Hairston and Elizabeth Steiner Awarded SphinxMPower Grant


Earlier in June, the Sphinx Foundation announced their SphinxMPower Grant recipients and we were thrilled to hear that two of them are Harp Society members! In fact, AHS members Angelica Hairston and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Steiner are the first harpists ...



Because I think I am making progress


The first recorded reference to this well known quote from cellist Pablo Casals is in a letter he wrote to a colleague in 1944, when Casals was 67 years old. In 1957 at the age of 80 Casals was the subject of a movie short, A Day in the Life o...



The launch!


Welcome to Noteworthy News, a space for the AHS to celebrate exceptional achievements and help the membership stay abreast of important current Society news.  We are very happy to bring this new website, refreshed logo, and new branding palette ...