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Lectures/Demos etc. Focus Area:
What's Open to Non-harping Companions

You and your registered non-playing companion have a large selection of interesting lectures and forums and other stuff you can attend. All lectures are also open to the general public with a paid admission as noted on our registration page. Lecture workshop descriptions are marked with Open to Companions. See the schedule list below and click on the list to read the full description. You can see that there's plenty for your non-harping companion to do at Somerset. Some of the presenters are:

 

dennis waring
Dennis Waring
shyamali hauth
Shyamali Hauth

Liza Jensen

Dennis Gormley
gerri serviente
Carol Kappus
jocelyn obermeyer
Jocelyn Obermeyer

karen peterson
Karen Peterson
nikolaz cadoret
Corrina Hewat
Workshop Choices:

Time Workshop Presenter Level
Fri. 8-8:45am Sunrise Yoga 1 Shyamali Hauth Any
Fri. 10-11am I Always Wanted to Play the Harp Karen Peterson Beg.
11am-7pm Exhibit Hall Open    
Fri. 9:30-11am Optimize Posture & Performance Tristan LeGovic Any
Fri. 11:30am-12:15pm DIY harp maintenance 1: Knot Tying Liza Jensen Any
11:45am-1pm Lunchtime Concert    
Fri. 12-1pm Harp Tasting: Small Event Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Learning to sing in harmony Corrina Hewat Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Playing in Memory Care Settings Jocelyn Obermeyer Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Egan Irish Harps: New-Strung Harp Tales Nancy Hurrell Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Go Paperless: Digital Sheet Music Robbin Gordon-Cartier Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Sing in Scots Gaelic 101 Carol Kappus Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Take My Advice: For Beginners Sunita Staneslow Beg.
Fri. 3:30-5pm Try the Tinwhistle Dennis Gormley Beg.
Fri. 10pm Scottish Session: Friday Event
Fri. 10pm Somerset's Got Talent Event
Sat. 8am Sunrise Yoga 2 Shyamali Hauth Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Build a Harp 1 Dennis Waring Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Cut the Crap! Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Sat. 10am-11am I Always Wanted to Play the Harp Robbin Gordon-Cartier Beg.
11am-7pm Exhibit Hall Open    
11:45am-1pm Lunchtime Concert    
Sat. 11:30am-12:15pm DIY harp maintenance 2: Tuning Liza Jensen Any
Sat. 12-1pm Harp Tasting: Large Event Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Build a Harp 2 Dennis Waring Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Our Day as a Therapeutic Musician Jocelyn Obermeyer Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Singing Robert Burns Corrina Hewat Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Breton Singing & Dancing Tristan LeGovic Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Electric Harp 101 Carol Kappus Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Harp Regulation & Maintenance Liza Jensen Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Prevent Injury & Play Better and Faster Alfredo Ortiz Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Storytelling with Your Harp Nicolas Carter Int
Sat. 3:30-5pm Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Sarajane Williams Any
Sat. 5:30-7pm Saturday Night Banquet Event
Sat. 7:30-9:30pm Saturday Night Concert Event Any
Sat. 10pm Irish Session: Saturday Event Any
Sat. 10pm Saturday Night Dance Event
Sun. 8-8:45am Celtic Service Debbie Brewin-Wilson Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Food for Thought: Mindful Eating Edie Elkan Any
Sun. 11am-12pm Sunday morning concert Event Any
Sun. 9-9:50am History of the Early Irish Harp: Gaelic Harps from the Mists of Time HHS Conference Ann Heymann Any
Sun. 9-10:30am History of the Early Irish Harp: Tradition and Harp Innovation in the 19th century HHS Conference Nancy Hurrell Any

 

Career & Professional Development

deborah henson-conant
Deborah Henson-Conant
robbin gordon-cartier
Robbin Gordon-Cartier

Sarajane Williams
sunita staneslow
Sunita Staneslow
Workshop Choices:

Time Workshop Presenter Level
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Therapy Music on Small Harps Edie Elkan Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Learning to sing in harmony Corrina Hewat Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Secrets to Effective Practicing Maeve Gilchrist Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Go Paperless: Digital Sheet Music Robbin Gordon-Cartier Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Take My Advice: For Beginners Sunita Staneslow Beg.
Sat. 9:30-11am Cut the Crap! Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Playing in Lifecare Communities Edie Elkan Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Our Day as a Therapeutic Musician Jocelyn Obermeyer Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Contemporary Covers Nancy Hurrell Int-Adv
Sat. 3:30-5pm Practicing and Playing for Gigs Sunita Staneslow Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Tell Your Story with Music Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Sarajane Williams Any

 

If you find a mistake in any of these schedules pages please let me know!


 

Updated 1/30/19
Workshop descriptions and schedules are subject to change.