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2017 Mildred Milligan Harp Competition!

Sunday, March 26, 1pm

Registration deadline: March 1, 2017

Calling all Houston-area Harpists!


The Greater Houston Chapter of the American Harp Society is pleased to announce the 2017 Mildred Milligan Scholarship Competition for members of the GHC.


The competition will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church.


The main goals of this competition are educational: encouraging student growth and

development by challenging harpists to prepare for an adjudicated performance and building a sense of community for Houston area harpists.

Chloe Tula - 2014

Mayetta Im - 2012

Emily Klein - 2011

Susanna Campbell 2011

2012 Milligan Contestants

Competition Details:

All contestants, and their teachers, must be members of the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Harp Society. Membership application is included on the last page of the

competition application.


● Students will perform before a judge (without a screen). Parents, family members,

teachers, and friends are permitted to listen during students’ performance. The judge’s

decisions are final.


● First place winners in each category will perform both required and free choice pieces for the May or September meeting of the Houston Harp Chapter. Second and Third place winners will perform their free choice piece for the May or September meeting of the Houston Harp Chapter.


● First Place Winners in all categories will receive a cash prize. A runner-up will be

chosen for all divisions and will receive a gift certificate from Melody’s Traditional

Music, care of the GHC.


● In addition to a cash prize, the First Place Winner of the Division VI (college level) will

receive a recital performance opportunity as part of the GHC’s 2017-2018 program

season. Repertoire may include chamber music as well as solo.


● Arrival and audition time will be sent via email to all registered contestants.

To participate in the competition students must prepare from memory both a required piece, which is listed on the application form by division, and a “free choice” piece. Division VI prepares two free choice pieces. The time limit of the free choice piece varies by division.

Contestants will be judged by a professional harpist.

Grand Legacy Studio Audience at Milligan Winner's Program