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The International Harp Festival returns to the San Damiano Retreat Center in the beautiful hillside town of Danville, CA, May 25 - 29, 2017.

In 2017 you can look forward to:

  • Daily classes in tracks geared specifically to the beginning, intermediate and advanced players that build on the material presented the previous day.

  • Two special seminars covering Teaching Tactics and Performance, designed for advanced students, teachers, and anyone interested in beginning a performing or teaching career or taking it to the next level.

  • Internationally acclaimed artists and presenters to educate, motivate and inspire you.

  • Classes for both the pedal and non-pedal player covering a wide range of topics including musical composition, editing and arranging, Celtic and world music, modal improvisation, playing expressively,  jazz, working with composers, and more.

  • Nightly concerts spanning musical styles from Bach to Bebop, World Sounds and Celtic Music. 

  • A mid-day break to nap, take a walk in the surrounding gardens and hillside trails, play in casual harp jams or do yoga and other Healthy Harpist exercises.

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Friday, May 26 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
The Musical Equation LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to move to the next level as a harpist? Do you know what the next level is (for you personally)? This workshop helps you become a better harpist and explains the concepts and values of becoming a better musician. Of course, everyone wants to play with excellence, but the color, nuance, and subtlety of a dynamic performance requires an artistic approach. This hands-on workshop provides techniques and exercises that will help enhance your playing. We will discover the secret to a great sound on the harp, as well as increase our speed and agility. This is a hands-on workshop so bring your harp. NOTE: Think of this as “Geography of the Harp: Part II.”

Presenters
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Frank Voltz

Frank Voltz is a multi-faceted, multi-talented musician whose love of bringing music into the hearts of all people is only surpassed by his love for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For over 20 years, Frank has pursued his music career as a performer, conductor, composer and arranger. As a concert performer on organ, piano, and harp, he has presented concerts and recitals in churches, theatres, and concert halls throughout America. He is an accomplished orchestral conductor as well as choral conductor. He has composed pieces for organ, piano, harp, and handbells and publishes many of his works through Chiera Music, his music publishing company. As an arranger, he continues to publish his gospel/jazz harp transcriptions. These arrangements introduce a fresh and exciting approach to traditional hymns and Christmas carols. Frank began playing... Read More →


Friday May 26, 2017 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Chapel
  • Harp Required? Yes

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