Celebrate spring with the American Youth Harp Ensemble in our 'Spring Serenade', a free concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19th, 2013 at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 2333 Hilliard Road, Richmond, VA 23228. read more
Read about the latest news and happenings at the American Youth Harp Ensemble
Richmond’s newest chamber music series, Music From Grace, will present the second concert of its inaugural season featuring music for violin and harp duo on Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Rd., Richmond, VA 23221. read more
The American Youth Harp Ensemble, in collaboration with the Virginia Choristers and Parish Girl & Boy Choirs of Saint Bridget Catholic Church will debut at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, April 27 at the 2pm matinee. For ticket information, call 212-239-4699. read more
Hood College, Coffman Chapel in Frederick, Maryland is the first stop on the American Youth Harp Ensemble and Virginia Chorister's Lincoln Center Tour. The group will perform in Frederick on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30pm. This will be a free concert with donations accepted at the door. read more
The American Youth Harp Ensemble, the Virginia Choristers and the Parish Choirs of St. Bridget Church offer a concert Friday, April 19th, 7pm at St. Bridget Catholic Church. St. Bridget's is located at 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23226. This will be a free concert with donations accepted at the door. read more
The American Youth Harp Ensemble and the Virginia Choristers played a Lincoln Center Preview Concert on March 23, 2013 at Reveille United Methodist Church. read more
On Wednesday, March 20, Richmond's NBC 12 aired a story about the American Youth Harp Ensemble by journalist Karla Redditte. read more
Music From Grace is pleased to present Ian McVoy, winner of the International Harp Competition in Mexico City, in concert on Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00pm at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond, VA 23221. McVoy, a Richmond native and alumnus of the American Youth Harp Ensemble,will perform works by Salzedo, Tchaikovsky and Renie. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. A portion of the proceeds will fund Sound Experiences and the Grace Baptist Church organ fund. For more information or to order tickets, click here or call 804.837.9355. read more
Long Time Radio Personality Bobbie Barajas Joins the American Youth Harp Ensemble - HARPS Foundation Team
Lynnelle Ediger, founder and artistic director of the American Youth Harp Ensemble, has announced that long time Richmond radio personality Bobbie Barajas, formerly Music Director of WCVE Public Radio, has accepted the position of Director of Marketing for the American Youth Harp Ensemble – HARPS Foundation. read more
Concert at Parkview Baptist Church, Newport News, VA
The American Youth Harp Ensemble will offer a concert Sunday, February 17th, 2pm at Parkview Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia. The church is located at 604 Hilton Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23605.
This will be an excellent opportunity to hear the ensemble before they make their Lincoln Center debut on April 27, 2013.
AYHE Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship
Congratulations Melody Stein, First Place winner in the General Training category of the Jan Pennington Gray harp scholarship competition!
The HARPS Foundation welcomed Ellen McDaniel-Weissler in her one woman show, featuring songs from Broadway's most beloved musicals. read more
Make your season bright! Join the American Youth Harp Ensemble for this favorite Richmond holiday tradition and hear this award-winning ensemble of more than sixty harpists playing holiday classics. read more
Feature Performance at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
The Touring Ensemble will perform at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Baltimore, MD. 3pm
It's a Richmond tradition! At precisely 6pm, the holiday lights will shine on the downtown office buildings AND James Center’s Great Tree & Reindeer! And what would this fun family event be without the AYHE? We don't want to know! read more
The AYHE Touring Ensemble was featured on Channel 6 Virginia This Morning, Central Virginia's only live, local morning talk show on Thursday, November 29th, for a performance of holiday classics! You can watch a recording of the broadcast by clicking here . read more
The American Youth Harp Ensemble and its partner organization, the Academy of Music, are pleased to announce Jacquelyn Bartlett as our 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence. read more
"...Richmond City Council and Mayor Dwight C. Jones do hereby officially recognize, honor and celebrate the American Youth Harp Ensemble and bestow upon them the Richmond Joint Distinguished Artistic Accomplishment Award on behalf of Richmond’s proud residents." read more
The Touring Ensemble performed at Bruton Parish Church in Colonial Williamsburg. 8pm read more
Bravo, Mr. Kordzaia!
Congratulations to AYHE Artistic Advisor Alexander Kordzaia who has been named Music Director and conductor of the 2012 Orchestra Festival leading the Orquesta Sinfonica de Bollivar de La UNIBAC and the Orquesta Sinfonica Infantil y Juvenil del Distrito de Cartagena de Indias! Click here to listen to an interview with Mr. Kordzaia and learn about his early life and music, his passion for the theater and what it means to be a conductor.
From 6 a.m. Wednesday, September 19 through 6 p.m. Thursday, September 20, Give Richmond is sponsoring the Amazing Raise. While donations of all sizes are welcome, during this fundraising challenge period, donations of $50 or more made to the HARPS Foundation - American Youth Harp Ensemble through the Amazing Raise website will be eligible for bonus grants of up to $20,000.
YOU can support the AYHE financially without spending a dime. Go to the Richmond Unite webpage, register and vote for us once a day every day between today and September 15th. read more
The American Youth Harp Ensemble is pleased to announce the addition of a European Summer Harp Institute and Tour to the 17th Annual Summer Harp Institutes, providing an unparalleled opportunity for musical and cultural growth! In addition to two intensive weeks of training in Richmond, VA in preparation for the tour, the experience will include a concert tour of Austria, the world capital of classical music and Prague in the Czech Republic (the land of Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms, Smetana and Dvorak, to name a few!). read more
Cultsha Xpo is an annual event presented by CultureWorks to spotlight the Richmond region’s non-profit arts and culture organizations. It is a gathering for Cultural Shareholders – persons who recognize and value strong arts and culture for great communities. By becoming a Cultural Shareholder (for free!) you can directly help the AYHE receive financial support. read more
The American Youth Harp Ensemble will present an evening of solo and ensemble works for the harp at 7:00 pm, sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Charles City County. read more