Dear Chapter Members, I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial weekend with summer just around the corner! At our last meeting, we were treated with some wonderful performances of classic harp repertoire by the scholarship winners- Prydwyn Goldman, Angie Kong, and Alec Sjoholm -and also by Elizabeth Fein. We also had a rather large changing of the guards with several board members. New to the board are VP Chryssa Deliganis, Secretary Susan Goldman and Treasurer Beth Albertson, and I have switched positions to President. Although we are sad to see our previous board members leave their office, it is wonderful to have the support of the new harp moms! I am looking forward to another exciting year in the harp world of Seattle! Please enjoy reading the June Resonance to find out more about our scholarship winners, upcoming events for the summer, including harp camps, and more. All the best, Robin
Spotlight on Betsy Hartman:
I first saw harpist Amy Shreve perform at a Bothell church when I was 5 years old. I remember sitting in the very front row watching her sing and play - I was mesmerized. From that point I asked my parents if I too could learn how to play the harp. They engaged me in other musical activities such as piano, flute, and choir. However, my interest in the harp remained. When I was 11 years old, I took a trip to Dusty Strings and knew I had to learn how to play! The stars aligned that day as we were able to purchase my first harp and meet Susi Hussong, who ended up instructing me through my college years. I'm forever grateful for the opportunity to learn the harp as I now use this instrument (see photo) in my private practice, PNW Music Therapy, with individuals who have a cancer diagnosis or neurologic disorders.
JUNE 2016 CALENDAR
Friday, June 3 8:00 pm. Garden House Concert: Monica Schley in The Daphnes with The Blue Janes. 2336 15th Ave. S. Seattle. Facebook Event Page. Tickets $6-$10 available on Brown Paper Tickets, all ages.Saturday, June 46:00 PM Angie Kong will perform Handel's Concerto in Bb, transcribed by Salzedo, with the Federal Way Youth Symphony. The concert will be held in the Federal Way First Presbyterian Church, 3225 S. 288th St., Auburn, WA 98001. $12.00 admission. Angie is a student of Patricia Wooster. Thursday, June 10 5:30-7:30 pm. The Daphnes with Monica Schley at The Sorrento Hotel (in the Fireside Lounge), 900 Madison St, Seattle. Free with purchase of food or drink, all ages.
Friday, July 296:00-8:30 Monica Schley plays at a Japanese Garden Fundraiser at the WA Park Arboretum. Sake tastings, an elegant Japanese food buffet, a beer-garden, poetry walk, and other live performances. http://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/gardenparty.html
Friday-Sunday, July 29 - 31 Magic Hill Summer Harp Camp, where you can discover the true enchantment of the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer with Phil and Pam Boulding. Beginners to advanced players are welcome to our beautiful farm beside the Puget Sound. Learn to play the harp or dulcimer or further your studies.
Monday-Friday, August 8-12PARTICIPATORY PETER AND THE WOLF, a summer music workshop for youth musicians, is happening on Mercer Island. Not just for harpists, the workshop welcomes instrumentalists ages 10-14 to explore the soundscape of Prokofiev’s beloved work and will culminate in an informal performance on the final day. The workshop is taught by Leslie McMichael and guest Seattle Symphony teaching artists, and tuition is $350. Details and registration form at http://www.pluckmusic.com/peter_and_the_wolf.php Saturday, August 13 Breton harper Tristan Le Govic presents two afternoon workshops at 1:30 and 3:30 and a 7:30 evening concert. St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 722 N 145th St, Shoreline. In the afternoon learn a Breton tune, then learn Breton dancing. Other instruments welcome to accompany the dance. Registration will begin in July. Contact Joyce for more info. Wednesday, August 177:00-8:30 Monica Schley plays Healing Tones for a 47-minute guided meditation through the chakras. The session is a tonal attunement on the 7 chakras, each lasting for approximately 7-min. She will blend therapeutic harp techniques, voice, guided imagery and hand mudras. $12 @ East West Bookstore, 12th Ave. NE, Seattle Saturday, August 2710:30 AM – 12:30 PM Monica Schley leads in “Improvising In Life & Music” (Group Music Class for musicians of all levels who play any instrument and/or sing). Helps you develop comfort with improvising, co-create songs, and trust in your own ability to make new music on the spot. At Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave. N. $35. Call to reserve a spot. 206-634- 1662
October 7-9, 2016 “Harp Seattle 2016” at Dusty Strings Music Store & School in Fremont. Headlining are internationally renowned harpists Park Stickney, Kim Robertson, Maeve Gilchrist, and Nicolas Carter. Folk harp players, teachers, and enthusiasts will gather to enjoy extraordinary musical performances and intimate workshops. Additional workshop presenters include Harper Tasche, Laurie Riley, Molly Bauckham, Tudy McLain, Catherine Madden, and more TBA. Early bird registration costs $295.00 and begins February 1, 2016. After June 1, registration costs $345.00. Registration includes an all-access pass to the weekend’s workshops and performances. For more information, call (206) 634-1662.