The mission of the American Harp Society, Inc., is to celebrate our legacy, inspire excellence, and empower the next generation of harpists. We bring this mission to life through sharing and education – for harpists, the wider musical community, and the public at large.
Hosted by the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, 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.
The AHS is a 53-year-old non-profit organization with over 3,000 members across the United States, Canada and abroad. We welcome harpists of all styles and genres—lever or pedal harp, historical or modern, electronic and jazz – as well as those who are just fans of the instrument. For more information on the many programs under the auspices of the American Harp Society, Inc., please visit the website at www.harpsociety.org.
A sponsorship for the 2018 National Conference of the American Harp Society, Inc. offers exposure to a diverse audience of musicians and visitors from across the southwest and U.S. All sponsors are featured on the AHS website, and those at the Bronze level and up enjoy recognition in a monthly e-newsletter delivered directly to the inboxes of over 3,000 members. Program book advertising rates are discounted for sponsors at the Bronze level and up. The Conference will also benefit Redlands and southern California with the impact of 500 – 600 attendees needing hotel rooms and transportation, dining out, and visiting local attractions during and around their Conference experience.
Please review the following sponsorship and recognition opportunities. If you don’t find exactly the right fit, ask us about customizing a package to address your needs. In-kind contributions are also welcomed. We invite you to partner with AHS in meeting your business goals, benefiting local businesses, and supporting the education of harpists of all ages and the greater southern California cultural community.
For questions, customization or to select your sponsorship, please contact Executive Director Kathryn McManus at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 813-999-0995. Thank you for your consideration.