Events for 2023


Sunday, March 26, 2023, 3pm

Spring Workshop and Coaching

Registration deadline is 3/16/23. Please contact Debbie Vinick to sign up to participate.


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Past Events


Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, 4:00pm

Virtual Duet Recital

Registration deadline is 10/16/22. Please contact Debbie Vinick to sign up to participate.


A zoom link will be sent to participants a few days before the recital. Feel free to share with friends and family.


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Sunday, March 27th, 2022

Virtual Harp Masterclass (2:00pm) and Recital (4:15pm)
Featuring Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Harpist

There is a limited number of spaces for the class. Please contact Debbie Vinick to sign up to participate.


The class and the recital are free for members of the CT Harp Society to watch. Please contact Debbie Vinick for a link.


For non-members to watch the recital at 4:15pm, admission is $10. Please sign up and pay here, and Debbie Vinick will send you a Zoom link.


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Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Diversity Day Harp Performance

An opportunity for students to perform works from non-Western cultures and underrepresented races.

This will be an online performance through Zoom. If interested in performing or attending, please contact Susan Knapp Thomas or Wendy Kerner.

Sunday, February 21st and Sunday, March 21st 2021

American Harp Society: Music Education Audition
Featuring Molly O'Roark, harpist.

An opportunity to perform and receive feedback to improve your musicianship!

More information can be found here.
Registration form

Information on the AHS website can be found here.

Sunday, December 20th 2020

Virtual Harp Recital

The live Zoom concerts on December 20th included a concert with 8 adult performers of all levels hailing from CT, NY, and Kent, England. This was followed by a concert with 14 younger participants, students of Wendy Kerner, Lizary Rodriguez, Megan Sesma and Susan Knapp Thomas. With performers, teachers and audience members, we had almost 100 people online! Thanks to everyone for the great success!

Sunday, October 25th 2020, 2-3:30PM


Spend the afternoon virtually with fellow harpists from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Rhode Island, and Vermont!

Please visit the event page for more information and to register!

Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th 2020

Elyrica 2020
An online summer harp program for all ages and levels of experience!

Featuring guest artists including Brandee Younger, Maeve Gilchrist, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, and more!

Please visit for more information.

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Saturday, February 29th, 2020: 11:00am

Harp Masterclass
Featuring Rita Costanzi, Harpist

Berkman Recital Hall, Fuller Music Building
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117

The class is open to CT area harp students.

There is a limited number of spaces for the class. Please contact Susan Knapp Thomas for more information.

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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019: 2:00pm

Harp recital
Featuring Chaela Franck, Harp Soloist

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT 06037

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019: 6:30pm

Benefit Concert
Featuring Gabrielle Grant, Harp Soloist

St. James Church Hall, 767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Concert is open to the public

Donations will support the American Harp Society 2019 Student Ambassador Program

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Saturday, June 1st, 2019: 7:00pm

Benefit Concert
Featuring Lindsay Haukom, Harp Soloist

70 Independence Drive, Mansfield, CT

Concert is open to the public

Donations will support the American Harp Society 2019 Student Ambassador Program

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Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Harp Masterclass and Recital
Featuring internationally acclaimed harpist: Parker Ramsay

Masterclass at 2pm. Recital at 4pm

Trinity Baptist Church, 630 State Street, New Haven, CT

The masterclass and recital are open to the public.

Participation in the masterclass is $15 for CT Chapter members only.

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2019: 10AM-4PM

Guitar and Harp Day

A day of harp and guitar workshops led by harpist Susan Knapp Thomas and guitarist Christopher Ladd

Room 021 of the Fueller Music Building at the Hartt School

200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford CT

This event is open to the public

Interested harp students, please contact Susan Knapp Thomas

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Young Musicians Festival*: Apr. 1-5pm, New Canaan, CT

*Teachers must be members of Schubert Club of CT



Students prepare and perform one piece off of a required repertoire list, and one piece of their choice. Comments and suggestions for improvement are provided.


This is not a Chapter event; the information above is provided for your convenience. For details, please contact Wendy Kerner, or visit


Sunday, February 9, 2014, Time TBA

Transcriptions Recital! The home/studio of Lisa Tannebaum

Stamford, CT


Solo, Ensemble or Chamber Performances of Local or Living Harpists and Harp Teachers will be featured on this unique recital opportunity. A great way to honor the transcription talents of living and locals harpists and harp teachers. Student and Professional performances welcome.

**Snow date, February 23, 2014**


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Chapter Workshop: "Stage Presence and Performance at the Harp"

First Church of Christ UCC Middletown, 190 Court St., Middletown, CT 06457


Rebecca Squire and Susan Knapp Thomas, both professional harpists and instructors, will lead a class on proper stage presence, etiquette, and performance challenges faced by students and professionals who perform regularly.

A must for students who would like to improve their stage presence and ask questions about performance challenges at the harp.


Sunday, November 17. 2013, 1:30 pm:

Chapter Master Class at the Home of Pat Kendziorski

37 Farview Ave., Danbury, CT

Wendy Kerner Lucas, Facilitator


Wendy Kerner will offer comments to student performers in Master Class format. Holiday and/or traditional repertoire and/or orchestra parts are welcome. Wendy will also share some Holiday Music publications if you're looking to refresh your holiday repertoire!










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