Northern Colo Harp Festival 2017



Harp Festival Registration July30-Aug5
Bring your own harp:
Student name/age/email/phone
Parent name (youth/teen)

Note: Registration fee is non-refundable after July 1. Cancellations through July 1 may be refunded 50% of the registration fee.


Sunday July 30-Saturday August 5, 2017

Northern Colorado Summer Harp Festival 2017

Magnolia Music Studio-Old Town Fort Collins

Artistic Director: Alaina Bongers

Harp Festival 2017 FINAL
Journey to the stars graphic purple

This year’s theme is “Journey To The Stars!"

Schedule: updated 5/8/17

Sunday Afternoon: Harp Move in Time (Optional)

On Sunday July 30th we will have a harp move in time from 5:00-5:30p.m. at Magnolia Music Studio. This is a great time to get your harp set up at Magnolia Music Studio for the coming week and to meet some of your fellow harpists.

Sunday Evening: Opening Concert with Special Guest Harpist Greg Buchanan

At 7:00 p.m. we will commence our 5th Anniversary year of the Northern Colorado Summer Harp Festival with a concert given by world-class harpist Greg Buchanan.

Greg’s aggressive style of playing usually redefines the listener’s concept of performance on the harp. His superb musicianship combined with an enthusiastic attitude toward life has made him of of the most sought-after harpists in American for the past 34 years.

The concert will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

4650 Sunview Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

Monday-Friday daily three hour intensive harp classes held at Magnolia Music Studio.

210 West Magnolia St, Ste 10

Youth (age 8-12) 9:00 a.m. – noon

Teen (age 13 – 18) 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon/Wed (due to the workshop and masterclass)

and 1:00pm – 4:30pm Tues/Thurs/ Fri

Adult (age 18 – adult) 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Mon/Wed (due to the workshop and masterclass)

and 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs/ Fri

Guest Presentations*:

Monday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Masterclass with guest harpist Greg Buchanan

Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Harp in Orchestra Masterclass/Workshop with guest harpist Courtney Hershey Bress.

*There is no additional charge for Harp Festival participants to attend or play for the guest artists. Outside participants are welcome: $25 to audit, $45 to play on masterclasses (if space is available). Register in advance by phone with Alaina Bongers (970) 412-9524.

Saturday Dress Rehearsal &

Free Public Concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church

4650 Sunview Dr, Loveland, CO 80538

2:30-5:30pm Combined Harp Festival Dress Rehearsal at Immanuel Lutheran Church

6:00-7:00pm Combined Harp Festival CONCERT Doors open at 5:30pm. Free public concert.

“I have participated in Harp Festival (adult ensemble)for three years ina row. It has definitely helped me become a more proficient musician. I have really improved in the area of playing with other harpists, understanding rhythm more succinctly and learning newpieces more quickly. It has broadened my repertoire considerably. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is interested in improving their musicianship and making new harp friends. Alaina Bongers is a wonderful, inspiring director and she is gifted in creating a fun learning environment for everyone!” Joy Hopley

MagnoliaMusicStudio 2017