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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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Sunday, May 28 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Working with Composers LIMITED

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How do you go about working with a composer? What should you know before meeting with a composer for the first time? What do you do when a composer writes a part that is unplayable? I've performed over forty premieres and working with composers is always an adventure! This workshop will cover both the practical survival tips and the nuanced etiquette of working successfully with composers.

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Jennifer Ellis

From kinesthetic music education to ergonomics to teaching for diverse learning needs, harpist Jennifer R. Ellis is dedicated to innovative music pedagogy.  She has taught a combination of harp, eurhythmics, and music theory privately as well as at institutions including MPULSE, Harps Etc., Avon School of Music, Oberlin Secondary Instrument Program, Cleveland School for the Arts, and Young... Read More →

Sunday May 28, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
St. Francis

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