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The 2016 International Harp Festival will be held at the beautiful San Damiano Retreat Center in Northern California. We will bring together many of the harp community’s best clinicians and performers. Our mission is to educate and inspire you and to connect you to harpists from around the globe.

The festival will include One Day Intensive workshops as well as numerous 1 - 2 hour workshops. Topics include healing harp, Celtic and world music, liturgical harp, improvisation, and much more.

You will have time throughout the day to shop for harps, music, and accessories, and meet and mingle with other participants, the performers, and facilitators.

Every evening you will enjoy concerts featuring harpists performing The Blues, Straight Ahead Jazz, World Music, Folk and Classical repertoire.

Please visit our website for full event information, schedule, and FAQs.

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Healing Harp [clear filter]
Thursday, May 26
 

9:30am

Healing Harp: What's it All About?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn what it means to play in therapeutic settings, repertoire favorites, how to become certified, how to help the family and patient, the basics of therapeutic music, modes, improvisation and more.

Presenters
avatar for Portia Diwa

Portia Diwa

Portia Diwa has been playing and performing on the harp for 23 years.  She is the Healing Harp Clinical Faculty at California Pacific Medical Center's Institute for Health & Healing in San Francisco, where she provides harp therapy for patients and teaches harp lessons, classes, and a year-long certification program in how to play the harp at the bedside. Portia also directs the Harmony Harp Ensemble for children and the Healing Harp... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lynne

Lisa Lynne

Lisa Lynne is a composer and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hiill/Sony music labels that repeatedly placed in the Top 10 & Top 20 on the Billboard New Age music charts. | | She was named the first ever Musician-in-Residence at City of Hope National Cancer Center where her pioneering... Read More →
avatar for Diana Rowan

Diana Rowan

An award-winning musical artist currently performing worldwide and recording both solo and in collaboration, Diana Rowan’s playing and compositions have unusual power and beauty derived from her ability to integrate the musical traditions of the many countries in which she has lived and traveled. Her forthcoming album As Above, So Below reflects recent travels throughout Asia, plus Diana’s PhD research in harp composition from... Read More →
avatar for Diana Stork

Diana Stork

Diana Stork has been well known in the harp world for over two decades for her eclectic style which incorporates world music, contemporary harp traditions, and music for healing.  |   | Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Diana began her career in 1980’s as a healing harpist--working with pioneers in the holistic healing movement such as Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Meir Schneider, Dr. Charles Tart, Andrew Harvey, and... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 9:30am - 5:00pm
Chapel
  • Level All
  • Harp Required? Yes
 
Saturday, May 28
 

3:00pm

River of Healing
Limited Capacity full

Learn a series of enhanced arpeggios and musical phrases that are useful in therapeutic harp practice, as well as meditation and improvisation. This workshop is eligible for CEUs in the MHTP and Harp for Healing programs.

Presenters
avatar for Joanna Mell

Joanna Mell

Joanna Mell has been playing Celtic music for over 40 years. She played guitar, mandolin and keyboards and sang in a Celtic band on the East Coast during the 1980s and 90s. Since 1989, she has made the Celtic harp her focus and performs nationally at conferences, festivals and other venues. She also teaches locally and by Skype. She has recorded five CDs of Celtic music. She is also a therapeutic harpist.


Saturday May 28, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chapel
  • Level All
  • Harp Required? Yes