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PROUDLY HOSTED BY THE
INLAND VALLEY CHAPTER
OF THE AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY, INC.
and
CONFERENCE CHAIR MARY DROPKIN

Join Your Colleagues in California in 2018!

The University of Redlands is a private school located halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California, with mountains, cities, deserts and beaches nearby. The University of Redlands School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  The School of Music has significant experience hosting large instrument society conferences, including the 2013 International Double Reed Society Conference with over 1,000 in attendance, and the 2014 Southwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference. They will also host the 2017 International Trombone Festival.

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 sought 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.

Check back here often for updates on programs, schedule, performers and presenters, and travel to Redlands.  Registration will be open online in fall, 2017.

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