Missed the Live Summit?

You can still access VHS.3 through the All Access Pass!

  • STUDY on your own schedule, in your own home/car/grocery store line!

  • LEARN from 25+ amazing Presenters with all-new workshops & concerts

  • Make new harp FRIENDS & grow your harp COMMUNITY
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: Finally bring your harp playing to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL

  • ...and experience all this without even leaving town (unless you're on holiday, in which case, bring us with you!)


VHS.3 THEME:
ARRANGING, IMPROVISING & COMPOSING


At VHS.1 we learned "How to Play with Expression & Creativity."

At VHS.2 we built on this, focusing on "Technique."

Now at VHS.3, use this powerful foundation to
dramatically improve your ability to:
Arrange, Improvise & Compose

Finally learn how to arrange your favorite songs, to improvise with confidence, to compose with inspiration:

Come learn from harp teachers and performers who walk their talk.

• Let's demystify Arranging, so that you can make songs your own, and find your personal harp voice/style.

• Let's get you Improvising with ease and confidence, so you'll always have something to play, wherever you are.

• Composing is perhaps the most intimidating topic of all: learn from us how you can contribute your beautiful voice to our harp world.

As you've come to expect from VHS, each top-notch VHS Presenter has been chosen because of their artistic abilities, teaching talents, and compassionate natures.

At VHS you learn in a way that is accessible, liberating and fun.

We can't wait to see what you start creating after VHS.3!

Some of our outstanding VHS.3 Presenters are old friends to you,
others will be delightful new faces - all are amazing.
You are GUARANTEED to come away with
life-changing tools and experiences that will make a HUGE impact on your harp playing.


I want to thank you for the Virtual Harp Summit, which absolutely blows my mind. Instead of having to physically travel to harp workshops you have brought to us brilliant harpists/teachers/speakers on line. Best of all, I can take my time to digest all the gems of knowledge that I can apply to my daily practice. AM, USA

Workshops

Have you ever attended a workshop, missed a key point, and wished you could press pause? At VHS, press pause with abandon! Better yet, watch all the video workshops as many times as you like! You won't miss a single minute!

Concerts

Pour yourself a nice glass/make a steaming cup of your favorite brew, and sit down for a guaranteed front row seat at our glorious concerts on video! Don't worry about dashing in and throwing coats over seats!

...and social time!

One of the great joys of festivals is meeting other harpists. At VHS you'll connect with harpists worldwide at our online "social hours." You'll even be able to follow up long-term via our Private online pages. Welcome to your new harp friends and communities!

Who is teaching at Virtual Harp Summit?

You won't believe this lineup, all under one virtual roof!

Tunde Jegede

United Kingdom/Nigeria

Finding your Composing Voice


Jennifer Ellis

California, USA

Solo Practice Habits for Group Improv

Siobhan Armstrong

Ireland

Arranging in Early
Irish Style


Jillian LaDage

Washington, USA

Singing & Composing
at the Harp


Mary Doumany


Australia

Harp as Orchestra

Sue Richards

North Carolina, USA

Arranging Celtic Music


Sarah Voynow

California, USA

Arranging, Improvising & Composing with a Looper


Aedan MacDonnell

California, USA

Secret Chords of Celtic Music + how to
play in a session


Angel Tolosa

Venezuela

Arranging, Improvising
& Composing in
Venezuelan Style


Sharon and David Thormahlen

Oregon, USA

Elements of Arranging
for Multiple Levels


Laurence Furr

Texas, USA

Fearless Improvisation


Erik Ask-Upmark

Sweden

Arranging in Nordic Style: learn 2 Scandinavian songs


Vicente La Camera Mariño

Canary Islands, Spain

Improvising using Historical Basslines


Laurie Riley

Colorado, USA

Double Strung Harp Technique & Performance


Nathania Ko

Canada/China

​Arranging, Improvising & Composing Music of the Silk Road & Konghou


Jocelyn Obermeyer

Arizona, USA

Using Modes in
Healing Harp


Hannah Roberts Brockow

Quebec, Canada

Using Modes in
Healing Harp


Liza Wallace

California, USA

Arranging Jazz/Latin Jazz Standards for Harp

Alice Giles

Australia

Best Practices for Composing on Harp

Amy Turk

England

Arranging Pop Music
for Harp

Deepak Ram

South Africa/India

Classical Indian Music Secrets to Improvising, Arranging & Composing



Destiny Muhammad

California, USA

Creating Large-Scale Projects & Working
with Ensembles


Diana Rowan

Ireland/USA

Using Poetry & Prayers
to Compose

Eve Rodolfi-McTelenn

France

Arranging Breton
(and beyond!)
Music and Style

Beth Kollé

Norway/USA

Arranging & the
Language of Music





 

Somehow I managed to watch EVERY WORKSHOP and take so many notes that my notebook is now falling apart. If it weren't for the availability of these videos being free for the first 48 hours, I would not have been able to participate. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I learned so much from such a broad range of amazing artists and contributors. 

GB, USA


 

This lecture and entire series has been invaluable for a self taught harper like me. It has given me so much to both try and also become in my playing. A garland of harper's love for all of this wonderful sharing of knowledge.

DB, USA

Get front-row access to 25+ master harpists, on your own schedule

Besides the 25+ amazing presenters,
what makes Virtual Harp Summit so exciting?

Stop dragging yourself (not to mention your harp) on planes, trains and automobiles...


No jetlag, no hotel mystery food, no strange beds...

Just straight-up learning and community as soon as you log on,
any time that suits you.

Give yourself the gift of time!
Instead of panicking about:

• Have I chosen the right workshop?
• Which workshops am I missing?
• How will I remember all this stuff??

...relax and access ALL VHS WORKSHOPS at your leisure!

VHS workshops fit into YOUR schedule, rather than disrupt your life for days
Leave each VHS visit refreshed, rather than needing days to recover

Last but not least, save yourself 100s (most likely, 1,000s) of dollars.

We all know how expensive harp festivals are.
Join us VHS with no money worries,
knowing you are getting front-row seats to the world's leading creative harpists for FREE (for a limited time)!

VHS 1 & 2 attendees rave:

This was the best conference ever!!! So convenient, and so much valuable harp info packed into 7 glorious days! I have so many notes from the harp pros, which will really help me master this beautiful instrument! Can't wait for 2017 VHS!! GH, USA
The conference was an inspiration to say the least. I did not think I would participate as much as I did. I have signed up for other online things and never got around to watching. Thank you for all your work and dedication. Please continue to inspire us to create. MC, USA
Such fabulous harpists and harpers, so much helpful information from everybody beautifully presented! Wonderful enthusiasm too! Well done everyone, very much appreciated by everybody who is passionate about learning to play the worlds most beautiful instrument ... HARP!!

BC, England


I started watching the 4 online videos last night in one sitting and was absolutely riveted. Loved each and every speaker Thank you so much for creating and sharing such a beautiful event that reaches and connects harpers all over the world. KP, Canada

VHS1 lit a spark inside of me. VHS2 has not disappointed. The spark continues, the presentations are spot-on, the teachers/performers/mentors are so inspiring!! MC, France

Watching VHS made me reflect just how much I love playing. Music isn't a part of my life, it IS my life. Listening to the amazing array of stellar musicians was inspiring and refreshing. The bottom line, though, was you didn't charge $1,000 for us to gain access to VHS, although you most certainly would have been justified in doing so. You put together this totally amazing series, and put it out there for whomever wanted to access it. I decided that life is too short to not do what we love. I am not going to change the attitudes and prejudices of anyone. I can, and will, live up to my motto: "Music makes the world a better place." MP, USA

Why you should attend Virtual Harp Summit:

1. VHS features an unparalleled gathering of master harpists, sharing never-before released material. You'll learn state-of-the-art approaches to playing with maximum beauty, expression, imagination, and creativity. You'll watch via brand-new videos, seeing and hearing all the action close up.

2. Since you'll be learning on your own time, you have maximum chance of retaining this wonderful information. This takes advantage of current learning theory: we learn better when we're relaxed.

3. Forget the smorgasbord approach! VHS.3 dives deep into Arranging, Improvising & Composing. This sets you up for true success in your harp playing. At VHS, we don't support simply piling on information. We create lasting change, so that you experience a completely new level of harping.

Schedule of Workshops:

Every day @ 6am PT, the daily workshops are released.

Each workshop runs free for 48 hours.

Concerts run 24/7 for the entire Summit.

(Can't make a favorite workshop? We've got you covered. Purchase the All-Access Pass for a tiny fee,
to enjoy LIFETIME access to ALL workshops, concerts, handouts and transcripts! Details below.)

Day 1: Thursday,
September 14, 2017

Sharon & Dave Thormahlen

Elements of Arranging for Multiple Levels


Laurence Furr

Fearless Improvisation

Jillian LaDage

Singing & Composing at the Harp

Alice Giles

Best Practices for Composing on Harp

Day 2: Friday,
September 15, 2017

Siobhan Armstrong

Arranging in Early Irish Style

Sarah Voynow

Arranging, Improvising & Composing with a Looper

Angel Tolosa

Arranging, Improvising & Composing in Venezuelan Style

***Presentations in Spanish with English subtitles***

Diana Rowan

Using Poetry & Prayers to Compose

Day 3: Saturday,
September 16, 2017

Aedan MacDonnell

Secret Chords of Celtic Music + how to play in a session

Eve Rodolfi-McTelenn

Arranging Breton (and beyond!) Music and Style

***Presentations in both French & English***

Nathania Ko

​Arranging, Improvising & Composing Music
of the Silk Road & Konghou​

***Subtitles in Mandarin***

Live Online Social Hour​ - 12:30PM PST / 3:30PM EST / 8:30PM GMT / 7:30AM (Saturday) Sydney

With Special Guests: Destiny Muhammad & 
Eve Rodolfi-McTelenn & Mary Doumany

Day 4: Sunday,
September 17, 2017

Jocelyn Obermeyer with
Hannah Roberts Brockow

Using Modes in Healing Harp

Destiny Muhammad

Creating Large-Scale Projects & Working with Ensembles

Beth Kollé

Arranging & the Language of Music


Day 5: Monday,
September 18, 2017

Amy Turk

Arranging Pop Music for Harp

Laurie Riley

Double Strung Harp Technique & Performance

Erik Ask-Upmark

Arranging in Nordic Style: learn 2 Scandinavian songs

Live Online Social Hour​ - 1PM PST / 4PM EST / 9PM GMT / 8AM (Tuesday) Sydney

With Special Guests:
Jennifer Ellis & Laurie Riley & Mary Doumany

Day 6: Tuesday,
September 19, 2017

Mary Doumany

Harp as Orchestra

Tunde Jegede

Finding your Composing Voice

Sue Richards

Arranging Celtic Music

Jennifer Ellis

How to Improvise Solo

Day 7: Wednesday,
September 20, 2017

Liza Wallace

Arranging Jazz/Latin Jazz Standards for Harp

Vicente La Camera Mariño

Improvising using Historical Basslines

Deepak Ram

Classical Indian Music Secrets to
Improvising, Arranging & Composing

Day 8: Thursday,
September 21, 2017

Day 7 workshops still running

Wrap up Live Online Social Hour​ - 1PM PST / 4PM EST / 9PM GMT / 8AM (Friday) Sydney

With Special Guests:
Vicente la Camera Marino & Mary Doumany

Get front-row access to 25+ master harpists, on your own schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm not a techie type person - will it be hard for me to access Virtual Harp Summit?

VHS is designed by harpists, with harpists, for harpists. We're artists, not techies. We get where you're coming from! We've chosen the most straightforward online tools around. Just log on, and you're good to go! You don't even need a super-fast internet connection. We also have a magical VHS team (Rory, Jillian & Jocelyn) behind us who can help you if you get stuck on a tech matter.

How are the workshops shared - video or audio only?

The workshops are all in VIDEO format so that you can see as well as hear these amazing teachers.

New bonus!! All workshops will have closed captioning (subtitles) so that you can catch every word.

Additional huge bonus: For our All-Access Pass purchasers, we'll have full, downloadable transcripts! Deeply integrate what you learn at VHS3 with word-for-word PDFs of all the workshops.

How long is VHS.3 free for?

VHS.3 is 100% free September 14-21, 2017. Thereafter, you can purchase an All-Access Pass for a small fee, giving you lifetime access to ALL VHS workshops, concerts, handouts and transcripts (see next question).

What if I can't make any of the dates between Sept 14-21? I really want to attend VHS.3!

Don't worry, we've got you covered! You can purchase the All-Access Pass for LIFETIME access to all the workshops and concerts! Just register for Virtual Harp Summit on this page as usual. You'll immediately receive All-Access Pass details as well. It's an amazing deal, backed up by a 100% money-back guarantee, because we know how much harpists love VHS. You may also purchase the All-Access Pass directly here (click.) Want VHS1 & 2 & 3 altogether? Than click here.

What if I'm a beginner? Will I be able to keep up?

If you're a beginner, this is a perfect time to join VHS. You'll find workshops for all levels, house concerts to inspire, community to support you, the list goes on - come on in and see for yourself!

Wow, I'm just hearing about Virtual Harp Summit now, how can I get access to Playing with Creativity and Expression Virtual Harp Summit?

The All-Access Pass for Playing with Creativity and Expression (VHS.1) is available here for $197. The All-Access Pass for Technique (VHS.2) is available here for $197.Or here, where you can gain lifetime access to VHS.1 and VHS.2 for only $319.

To get  all VHS.1 & 2 & 3 All-Access Passes together (click here).


I could cry tears of joy at being able to access this kind of support, both free and in my case on an ongoing paid basis [the All-Access Pass]. PF, New Zealand

What if I'm advanced, a pro or a teacher? Will there be enough info for me?

The insights our VHS Presenters share represent literally centuries of hard-won wisdom. The workshops on Arranging, Improvising & Composing will either be news, refreshers, or different ways of understanding things you already know. VHS is hugely valuable for you and/or your students.

Has this been done before? It's a great idea!

Yes, this is the 3rd Virtual Harp Summit. VHS.1 ran September 2016 with the theme “Playing with Expression & Creativity, VHS.2 ran April 2017 with the theme "Technique." You can still enjoy them by purchasing the VHS.1 All-Access Pass, the VHS.2 All-Access Pass, or the bundle which includes both VHS.1 and VHS.2 and VHS.3

Meet your host, Dr. Diana Rowan

As a lifelong musician, I’ve had the privilege of performing and teaching worldwide.
From Eastern European Cathedrals, to the US Embassy in Vietnam, to the Smithsonian in Washington DC, to prisons and healing centers globally,
the power of the harp to dramatically move people enthralls me.

Sharing the power of music is my mission.
When I see my students step out into the world in their own artistic voice, it moves me to tears. When I hear the impact our music on others, it gives me hope more than anything else possibly can.

For my audiences, I take them on a deep internal journey, and they find themselves changed forever.

I believe music is one of the most potent tools for healing ourselves and our world.

I believe in working with mentors who can actually do what they teach.
This is why I've gathered the harpists I most admire across the entire globe to teach you.
The VHS mission is to make the harp more creative, expressive, and accessible than ever before.

To find out more about my music and concert schedule, visit www.dianarowan.com

WELCOME TO VIRTUAL HARP SUMMIT! We're so glad you're with us. Together we're building something amazing.

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