All events are in Central time unless specified.

Audition Workshop for Harpists; Masterclass with Elizabeth Richter; Introduction to Harp Acoustics

Date: Time: 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Westbrook Music Building Room: Recital Hall
Additional Info: WMB
Contact: Brian Reetz, 402-472-6865, breetz2@unl.edu
Join us to gain valuable insight into the audition process and enhance your audition skills in a relaxed and informative setting. This Audition Workshop features guest harpist Elizabeth Richter, known for her musical artistry and her dedication to teaching and mentoring young harpists.

Richter and members of the Glenn Korff School of Music faculty will listen to harpists in a mock audition. Following the audition, the panel will lead a discussion focusing on audition preparation and success.

Student harpists are invited to participate in the audition. Please contact Mary Bircher for additional details and to register: mbircher2@unl.edu. Slots are limited, and you must register to participate in the audition.

Harpists and the general public are invited to attend the audition workshop as observers. No reservation is necessary for observers.

Elizabeth Richter Masterclass

Harpists are invited to the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music for a masterclass featuring guest harpist Elizabeth Richter.  Richter is known for her musical artistry and for her dedication to teaching and mentoring young harpists.  

The masterclass will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the UNL Westbrook Music Building’s Recital Hall.

Harpists are invited to perform as soloists or with small chamber ensembles. (duos, trios, etc)
  
Please contact Mary Bircher to register: mbircher2@unl.edu. Slots are limited, and you must register to perform in the masterclass.

Harpists and the general public are invited to attend the masterclass as observers. No reservation is necessary for observers.

Introduction to Harp Acoustics
Thursday, September 12, 6:15-7:00
Glenn Korff School of Music
Westbrook Music Building Room 105

Research scientist and harpist Joan Fitzpatrick will lead us in this fascinating look into harp acoustics.

WHAT DETERMINES THE CHARACTERISTIC SOUND OF A HARP?
o What happens when you pluck a harp string?
o What influences the way the string sounds?
o What part of the sound does the string contribute?
o What happens at the soundboard after the string is plucked?
o What is the role of the soundbox / body? What about the holes?
o Where does the harp radiate sound from? Nearfield and farfield.

HOW CAN I USE THIS INFORMATION TO GET THE SOUND I WANT FROM MY INSTRUMENT?

This event is open to the public. No registration is required.

Registration: go.unl.edu/harpworkshop

Additional Public Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/647744758986342/

image for event 122523

Download this event to my calendar