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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 located in Redlands, California, halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, within easy driving distance to beaches and mountains. The University of Redlands School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and previous host to the 2013 International Double Reed Society Conference with over 1,000 in attendance; the 2014 Southwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, and the 2017 International Trombone Festival.

The 2018 AHS Conference theme is “Back to Our Future”, inspired in part by the beauty and history surrounding the University of Redlands, and the legacy of AHS conferences past, held on some of the most picturesque and significant college campuses in the country.   Conference organizers have planned a rich and varied program, including lectures, workshops, panel discussions and concerts celebrating the legacy of the Northern California Harpists Association (the precursor organization to the AHS), the contributions of legendary California harpists and composers from A to Z, including Anne Adams, Kajetan Attl, DeWayne Fulton, Alfred Kastner, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, and the list goes on!  There will be ensembles for young harpists and for adult harpists; master classes and workshops with Metropolitan Opera Principal Harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, performances of the music of 20th Century composers Lou Harrison, Alan Hovhaness, Conrad Susa, David Watkins, and more, a delightful exploration of all it means to work in the Hollywood studio milieu, a hands on historical harps museum opportunity and multiple experts presenting on the cultural and musical influences of Latin artists in southern California. 

Explore the current schedule of events and check in often for updates.  Think about making a holiday gift of conference registration to your favorite harpist, and definitely, join us in California next summer!  We are excited to welcome you all to beautiful and historic Redlands, California!

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