Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2019 13th American Harp Society Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, in June 2019. The AHS Board encourages proposals from distinguished harpists seeking to present workshops, performances and scholarly lectures that will broaden the scope and impact of the harp and entice greater attendance at these national events by our membership. Please review the guidelines outlined in the 2019 Call for Program Proposals and submit your application materials at AHSProposals@harpsociety.org.

The 2019 theme is Destination Innovation: Propelling Harpists into the Future. The state of North Carolina is known for being FIRST IN FLIGHT since the Wright Brothers piloted the first powered airplane in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, NC. With the idea of "taking flight", the host committee plans to "propel" the harpist and the teacher forward with advanced ideas, creative concepts, and greater knowledge of our craft. Through masterclasses, workshops, concerts, and a composition contest, the Institute will highlight past and present innovators of the harp to inspire future innovation. Concerts will feature repertoire performed by professional and accomplished student harpists, as well as potentially headline acclaimed North Carolina-based composers, such as Dan Locklair, Terry Mizesko, and Stephen Jaffe.

Proposals should also reflect elements of the three tenets of the AHS mission statement: celebrating our legacy, inspiring excellence, and empowering the next generation of harpists.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY, Inc.'s 13th AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY, INC. SUMMER INSTITUTE, JUNE, 2019, ALL PROGRAM PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY APRIL 30, 2018.

Proposals not accepted by the 2019 Summer Institute will be retained for consideration by future Conferences or Summer Institutes.