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USA International Harp Competition Concert Series to return April 11

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The USA International Harp Competition will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. on April 11 at First United Church in Bloomington. This event is a part of the USAIHC’s Spring Concert Series, a way to involve the community in USAIHC.  

USAIHC is sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music and Lyon & Healy Harps — a world-renowned harp manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois. USAIHC is also sponsored by Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Indiana Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts and Brown County Community Foundation. 

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During the USAIHC tricentennial 10-day competition, people participate in four phases: two in required repertoire, one 40-minute solo program and one phase where the top three perform a harp concerto.  

In addition to the competition, USAIHC puts on an educational program called Harp Start; which helps students and local communities learn about music. The organization also supports community engagement through its Host Families program and the USAIHC Concert Series. 

Gillian Benet Sella — the principal harpist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra — and guest artists Alexander Kerr on the violin and Randolph Bowman on the flute will perform favorites by classic composers.  

Adult tickets for the spring concert cost $30 and student tickets cost $15. Tickets are available online and at the door of the event. 

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