Guidelines and Application

The Winners Outreach Program is designed to help with giving performance experience to American Harp Society National Competition prize winners other than the Concert Artist. Chapters may request financial support of up to $300 for assistance in presenting the current competition prize winner(s) residing within that chapter’s region.

Who may apply?
Chapter officers on behalf of their chapters.

Who may not apply?
Individual competition winners.
Any chapter receiving past Winners Outreach Program support which has final reports outstanding or retains unused money.

What does the Winners Outreach Program support?
Travel and accommodations for the soloist, within the region of the applying chapter, associated with imminent, concrete performance and/or community outreach opportunities (note: please check for the current federal gas mileage standard rate to estimate travel costs).

Expenses involved in production: hall rental, stage managing fees, lighting, publicity and printing.

Winners Outreach Program does not support:
• Performers' honoraria or fees (none are expected)
• Advanced study with a significant mentor
• Medical, legal or accounting fees
• Purchase of equipment (harps, benches, stands, amplifiers, microphones, etc.)
• Performance opportunities for national competition winners residing outside of the applying chapter’s region
• Assisting musicians' fees
• Opportunities for the Concert Artist

What is the award process?
Evaluation of applications will be made by the Audience Development Committee and the Executive Committee of the American Harp Society. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.

What does the Executive Committee consider?
Because the intent of the award is to help chapters with expenses incurred in presenting national competition winners in performance, applications should clearly enumerate budget items for the proposed opportunities.

How much money is awarded?
Up to $400 will be awarded for the Winners Outreach Program projects.

When are the chapters notified?
Chapters will be notified within one month of receipt of the application.

What must be done following receipt of an award?
A one-page final report and submission of receipts or record of expenses are due within two months after completion of performance opportunities. Funds not used by the chapter must be returned at that time. Chapters who fail to do so will forfeit the chance to apply for future Winners Outreach Program awards.

Current artists who can be presented through this program, by region:

(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
Sophia Jhojunion, 4th Place (tie), Karl Carlson Award
Eunice Park Junior, 3rd Place, Karl Carlson Award
Natalie Severson, Young Professional, 2nd Place

(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky)
Renee Murphy, Intermediate I, 5th Place

(Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri Zip Codes 64000-65999, Nebraska, Oklahoma)
Kinsey McNevin, Advanced, 1st Place
Kaitlin Miller, Intermediate II, 4th Place
Lily Primus, Intermediate I, 4th Place
Lucy Sotak, Intermediate I, 3rd Place
Vivian Tang, Intermediate II, 1st Place, Karl Carlson Award

(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York State and Ontario, Canada)
Adam Phan, Advanced, 2nd Place, Salzedo Prize
Clara Wang, Advanced, 5th Place
Elizabeth Yeoh-Wang, Advanced, 6th Place

(Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Kaila Blodgett, Junior, 4th Place (tie)
Hannah Cope, Young Professonal, 3rd Place
Emma Phippen Junior, 2nd Place
Erika Rosen, Intermediate II, 4th Place
Monet Wilson, Intermediate II, 2nd Place (tie)

(Hawaii and Southern California Zip Codes 90000-93599)
Alyssa Katahara, Advanced, 4th Place
Annette Lee, Intermediate I, 1st Place, Cathy Bundock Moore Prize
Isabella McCormick, Junior, 1st Place, Karl Carlson Award
Elisabeth Zosseder, Young Professional, 4th Place

(Nevada and Northern California Zip Codes 93600-96199)
Madeline Blood Jarzembak, Young Professional, 5th Place
Molly Langr, Advanced, 3rd Place
Danielle Nam, Intermediate I, 2nd Place
Tiffany Wong, Intermediate II, 2nd Place (tie)

(Hong Kong)
Chloe Lau, Junior, 4th Place (tie)


How to Apply
Guidelines | Application Form

Submit to:
Lucy Clark Scandrett
9 Ensis Road
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
United States
Mobile: 412-491-6555
Fax: 724-327-8363

Winners Outreach Concert Held on Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center
The AHS-DC chapter hosted a Winners Outreach concert on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center on May 4, 2008. It was a very successful event, with the audience numbering about 450. Performers were Helen Gerhold, Hannah Blalock, Katelyn Mullins, and Grace Browning, all finalists in the 2007 competition.
read more | watch video's of the performances