Official MISSION STATEMENT of the American Harp Society:

“To cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor and develop among its members and the general public the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument; to develop and further the quality of the instrument itself and of its related components; to encourage the composition of music for the harp; and to improve the quality of performance by harpists."

Our diverse membership comprises harp students of all levels and all ages, harp teachers, amateur and professional players of both lever harp and pedal harp, harp vendors, composers and arrangers, and other friends of the harp. 

 Valeria Finzi Memorial Scholarships (click for more info)

Service Hours Project for School-age Members (click for more info)

Annual "Spring Fling" concert/party/fundraiser for Finzi Scholarship Fund

Annual "Music Ed" AKA "Auditions & Evaluations" are held in February & March. More info on the national program here, and snapshots from some of our previous events here and here

Annual "Holiday Extravaganza" ensemble performance held in December. 

 

Leadership of AHS-LA (two-year terms Sept. 2016 - Aug. 2018)

Officers

Allison Allport, President 

Alison Bjorkedal, First Vice President and Director of Events

Stephanie Osborne, Second Vice President and Director of Education and Scholarships

Linda-Rose Hembreiker, Corresponding Secretary

Shirley Goldman, Recording Secretary

Elaine Litster, Treasurer

Board of Directors

April Aoki
 
Cynthia Artish
 
Paul Baker
 
Stephanie Bennett (web liaison)
 
Jessica Brizuela
 
Ellie Choate
 
Liesl Erman
 
Duquessa McGuffin
 
Bonnie Mohr
 
Kathleen Moon
 
Elaine Murphy
 
Jillian Risigari-Gai
 
Hee Jin Yoon
 
 

Past Leadership of AHS-LA (two-year terms Sept. 2014 - Aug. 2016)

Officers

Allison Allport, President 

Linda-Rose Hembreiker, First Vice President and Director of Events, and interim Corresponding Secretary

Cynthia Artish, Corresponding Secretary

Stephanie Osborne, Second Vice President and Director of Education and Scholarships

Shirley Goldman, Recording Secretary

Elaine Litster, Treasurer

Board of Directors

April Aoki

Cynthia Artish

Paul Baker

Mindy Ball

Alison Bjorkedal

Jessica Brizuela

Ellie Choate

Liesl Erman

Duquessa McGuffin

Bonnie Mohr

Kathleen Moon

Elaine Murphy

Peggy Skomal

Hee Jin Yoon 

Committee Chairs

Stephanie Bennett, Web Liaison 

Liesl Erman, Recitals 

Jessica Brizuela, PR 

Advisory Board

Stella Castellucci 

Dorothy Victor

Sylvia Woods

 

Past Leadership of AHS-LA (September 2012 - August 2014

Officers 

Stephanie Bennett, president and web liaison

Allison Allport, first vice president and director of programs

Linda-Rose Hembreiker, second vice president and chair of education and scholarships

Bonnie Mohr, treasurer

Cynthia Artish, corresponding secretary

Charissa Barger, recording secretary

Board of Directors

April Aoki

Paul Baker

Mindy Ball

Ellie Choate

Liesl Erman

Tina Lenert

Elaine Litster 

Duquessa McGuffin

Kathleen Moon

Elaine Murphy

Peggy Skomal

Michelle Whitson Stone

Dorothy Victor 

Advisory Board

Stella Castellucci 

Catherine Gotthoffer

Sylvia Woods 

Committee Chairs

Recitals: Liesl Erman

Public Relations: Jessica Brizuela

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sat Dec 16 @11:15AM -
Holiday Extravaganza XX

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