Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some common questions. We'll continue to update this FAQ leading up to the competition. Contact us directly if you have a question that isn't addressed here.
Can I enter the competititon even if I'm not planning to attend the Young Artist's Harp Seminar?
Yes. The competition is open to harpists of any nationality who meet the age requirement. The Young Artist's Harp Competition and the Young Artist's Harp Seminar are held consecutively for the convenience of those wishing to attend both events.
I'm not sure how to set up the camera angle to record my DVD. What do you mean by "clear view"?
"Clear view" means that we want to clearly see the face and body of the harpist, unobstructed by the strings of the harp, as shown in this example:
Can you send me information about the Young Artist's Harp Competition?
No. All the information we have is on this website. We encourage you to print these pages to share with your teacher.
Is lodging provided for competitors?
No, competitors are responsible for their own lodging. Here are some suggested area motels. Early dormitory access for an additional fee is available for competitors traveling alone who are also attending the Young Artist's Harp Seminar. Please inquire.
May I choose a piece from the A or B category list for my free choice?
Yes, as long as you meet the requirements for the A and B categories you may choose another piece listed for your free choice.
Can I perform different music in the live final round than I included on my preliminary DVD?
No. If you are invited to the live final round, you must perform the same music that you included on your preliminary DVD.
Does music have to be memorized?
Yes, all must must be performed from memory, both in the preliminary video audition and in the final stage.