Department of Music

Harp Festival

March 26, 2022

The Harp Festival is a fantastic opportunity for harpists of all styles and levels to learn, experience and collaborate with some of the finest harpists of our generation. The deadline to register is March 12.

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If you are unable to participate in person this year, you can still do so virtually. Please email Dr. Anastasia Pike at for details.

Participants will attend workshops featuring:

  • "Harp genius" Josh Layne
  • Classical radio host Kara Dahl Russell
  • Improvisation with Dr. Kimberly Ankney
  • CNU Harp Ensemble

The participation fee of $35 includes admission to all events; the closing recital; a boxed lunch; and a few special surprises. There is a $10 observation rate for non-harpists (does not include lunch or swag).

Tentative Schedule

Time Activity
9:30 a.m. Check-in, Pope Chapel.
10 a.m. Improvisation workshop with Dr. Kimberly Ankney
11 a.m. Programming your program with classical radio host Kara Dahl Russell
Noon Lunch and vendor shopping
1 p.m. Competition showcase
2 p.m. Masterclass with Josh Layne
3 p.m. Solo recital, Josh Layne
3:30 p.m. CNU Harp Ensemble concert


We are pleased to announce our annual competition for high school students in grades 9-12. Winners will receive cash prizes and award certificates. Selections should not exceed 10 minutes and do not need to be memorized. Three professional musicians will serve as judges. The deadline to register is March 12.

Free choice repertoire, along the level of the following:

Junior Division (grade 10 and under)

  • Telemann, trans. Kondonassis Fantasia No. 2 in D minor; Allegro and Adagio
  • Tournier Berceuse Russe

Senior Division (grades 11 and 12)

  • Naderman Sept Sonates Progressives: Sonata 2 or Sonata 5 complete
  • Watkins Petite Suite, one movement of choice

Please send competition information and applications to Dr. Anastasia Pike, artistic director, at

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