International Harp Competition Fund

(est. 1988) The International Harp Competition was established to promote and foster the careers of gifted young harpists from throughout the world, as well as to promote the harp as a concert instrument, introduce the harp repertoire to a broader public, foster friendship and understanding among harpists worldwide, and encourage composers to write new works for the harp.

The USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists between the ages of sixteen and thirty-six from all countries of the world. An independent screening committee of recognized harpists and harp instructors selects participants through audition tape screening. Contestants in the USA International Harp Competition are judged as young artists of concert standard, and are evaluated by the jury according to musicianship, technique, and artistic personality.

The Fund provides unrestricted support for the International Harp Competition, which takes place every three years. The next IHC will take place in 2014.