Harps Australia has supported a number of eductional opportunities for harpists in Australia including the yearly Sydney Harp Eisteddfod.
In 2017 Harps Australia announced a new $1,000 scholarship for a young harpist aged 12-18 in need of financial support to attend “Harp Holiday” in January 2017. Each year, after 6 days of tuition, practice, ensemble work and lessons with Louise Johnson, Principle harp of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra along with other coaches, Harp Holiday culminates in a public performance by the harp orchestra.
Students needed to be currently studying the harp and to be in need of financial support to attend Harp Holiday to apply for this scholarship. (Visit www.harpholiday.com for further information.)
The harps Australia Harp Holiday Scholarship, with a total value of $1000 (covering accomodation and travel expenses), was targeted to a young harpist between the ages of 12-18. It provided the successful applicant with the opportunity to undertake lessons, ensemble work, and future harp study planning for the year in an inspiring musical setting.
This years winner was Joanne Baee, Sydney Conservatorium student.