Houston Summer Harp Festival

From Kimberly DeRosa, director:
Hi Everyone!

We would like to invite all middle school and high school aged harp students to join the 16th HOUSTON SUMMER HARP FESTIVAL at Houston Baptist University this summer, July 20 – 25th, for a harp-filled week of classes, harp ensembles and fun. The theme for our finale performance is “A Harp-Filled Year” with music selections that have been chosen from occasions celebrated through the year.

 
We invite everyone to come to our finale concert at HBU in the Belin Chapel (Morris Cultural Arts Center) on Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 a.m. – noon. Admission is free.
 
Faculty: Kimberly DeRosa, Therese Honey, Susanna Campbell and Hope Cowan.
 
Please check out our website for more information and registration forms. Scholarships are available. 
 
Best wishes,
Kimberly DeRosa, director

ORDERING MUSIC
Please order your music immediately. Music is available from Melody’s Traditional Music – www.folkharp.com or (281) 890-4500 unless noted as a downloadable PDF from www.houstonsummerharpfestival.com   –   All parts should be prepared by July 20th.

BLUE ENSEMBLE
This ensemble is recommended for beginning/intermediate incoming 6th – 9th graders and those inexperienced in ensemble playing. Lever and pedal harps. 

REQUIRED MUSIC:
1) One performance ready solo of your choice.
 Memorization encouraged but not required.
2) Three Patriotic Pieces arranged for harp by Mary Radspinner. Choose 1 piece to learn. If you choose Star-Spangled Banner, play the key of Bb (2 flats). This is available as a hard copy or a downloadable file through Melody’s Traditional Music: www.folkharp.com or call 281-892-4500.
  Here is the PDF download version.
3) Christmas Canon for 2 or more harps arranged by Janet Jackson Witman. This is available at Melody’s Traditional Music: www.folkharp.com or call 281-892-4500.
4) Triptic Dance  by Pierre Beauchant. This is available at Melody’s Traditional Music: www.folkharp.com or call 281-892-4500.
5) Easter Time arranged by Susanna Campbell. Available only as a download HERE as of April 1st. Please come back to download your copy at that time.
6) Thanksgiving arranged by Hope Cowan. Available only as a download HERE as of April 1st. Please come back to download your copy at that time.

ORANGE ENSEMBLE
This ensemble is for late intermediate/advanced 9th graders through graduated seniors. You are expected to have some experience  with ensemble playing and be able to confidently play your part with correct notes, fingering, and counting. Lever and pedal harps.

REQUIRED MUSIC:
1) One performance ready solo of your choice.
 Memorization encouraged but not required.
2) Three Patriotic Pieces  arranged by Mary Radspinner. Choose 1 or 2 or all 3 pieces to learn. If you choose Star-Spangled Banner, play the key of Bb (2 flats). This is available as a hard copy or a downloadable file through.  To order see links above under the BLUE ensemble.
3) Beauty and the Beast arranged by Sylvia Woods. Learn the easy solo OR the advanced solo. Available through Melody’s Music: www.folkharp.com or call 281-890-4500.  Click on the title and it will take you to the item at Melody’s web site.
4) Worship and Wedding arranged by Shari Pack. Learn both “Call to Worship” and “Wedding Day Begins”. Available through Melody’s Music: www.folkharp.com or call 281-890-4500.  Here is the PAPER version, only 2 left, then it will be available only as a PDF download.  Click on the title after the 4) for the PDF download version.
5) St. Patrick’s Day Medley arranged by Therese Honey. Available only as a download HERE as of April 1st. Please come back to download your copy at that time.
6) Celebration Medley arranged by Kimberly DeRosa. Available only as a download HERE as of April 1st. Please come back to download your copy at that time.
 

HUSKY ENSEMBLE
This ensemble offers an extra opportunity for advanced players in ORANGE ENSEMBLE who have sufficiently prepared their ORANGE ENSEMBLE repertoire.  You MUST be a member of Orange Ensemble to play with Husky Ensemble.  For pedal harps only.

1) La Joyeuse for 2 harps by Rameau arranged by Carlos Salzedo. Available through Melody’s Traditional Music: www.folkharp.com or call 281-890-4500.  If you click on the title, La Joyeuse, it will take you directly to the product at Melody’s.  Limited supply, a bunch were ordered but only a few shipped.  Hoping to replenish the supply soon.
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