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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Sunday, May 28 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Sensational Sounds LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Does performing bring on the jitters? Do your hands shake or your heart race? Does your mind speed up with a million thoughts or go completely blank? All of these and plenty more are totally normal reactions to the adrenaline of performance. But, the symptoms of adrenaline and performance anxiety can be stressful unless we learn how to manage them productively. This workshop is designed to help every student develop their own individualized, personal toolkit for successful performance. It offers a wealth of customizable resources from a wide variety of sources to help students find strategies that feel like a good fit.

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Jennifer Ellis

All things harp, new music, improvisation, community engagement, and social justice.

Sunday May 28, 2017 9:15am - 10:30am PDT