July 16-20, 2013 | Summer Harp Workshop | Creative Harp Collective International 2013 | Tobermory, Canada

July 16-20, 2013 | Summer Harp Workshop | Creative Harp Collective International 2013 | Tobermory, Canada

Creative Harp Collective International 2013 Summer Harp Workshop

July 16-20, 2013

Reboot your music, body and spirit. The premier summer program for every harpist.

Applications Closed.


In the pristine lake resort town of Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

Harp Solo Performance Coaching
Body Awareness at the Harp
Use of Harp in Therapeutic ways
Vibro-Acoustic Harp Therapy
Music Theory related to the Harp
Studies in Rhythm
NIA Dance
Meditation Techniques
Basics of learning to play

The Collective brings together harpists and harp lovers of all ages and skill levels in a common goal of using the harp as a creative medium. There are various classes, lectures, performance opportunities, therapies and physical modalities to expand knowledge, skill, confidence and creativity in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Whether a concert harpist or very beginner the Collective will change how you think of yourself and your approach to what you do at your instrument. It will challenge how you think.

The four day Collective will help enable you to expand your abilities at the harp, connect you with your creative self, train mind and body to work as one, expand awareness of the healing aspects of the harp, and put you back in touch with your original musical voice.

Included in the package is an afternoon boat excursion to the famous Fathom Five National Marine Park’s, Flower Pot Island, and an all-participant final harp solo and ensemble concert on Saturday night.

All events take place at the Tobermory United Church and the Princess Hotel, Tobermory. Swimming, boating, camping, scuba diving, hiking, biking, fishing, all within walking distance plus enjoy Canada’s premier Cypress Lake National Park and Bruce Peninsula’s Famous Bruce Trail.


Before June 15, 2013: $575 CD or USD Check or Cash
After June 15, 2013: $625 CD or USD

Fee includes all workshops, opening reception, excursion, opening guest artists concert (TBA), closing concert and final reception. Rental Harps are available (see application).


Is the responsibility of the participant. However, there are a limited number of rooms available at the Princess Hotel for a reduced fee of $135 CD/night for 2 people, plus continental breakfast. When making a reservation at the Princess Hotel, mention the “Harp Workshop.” Many Tobermory hotels are within walking distance to all events. 18 or under must be accompanied by an adult.

Princess Hotel
34 Bay Street South
Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0
Tel: (519)-596-8282
Toll free: 1-877-901-8282
Email: info@tobermoryprincesshotel.com

General Schedule

Tuesday, July 16
7:00—9:30 p.m.: Opening Guest Artist Concert featuring the The Orchid Trail Quartet and Reception

Wednesday, July 17
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Classes12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30–4:00 p.m.: Ensembles
4:00–7:00 p.m.: Break for recreation and dinner
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Optional Restorative Yoga
7:00–8:30 p.m.: Class/practice

Thursday, July 18
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30–11:00 a.m. Class
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Drum Circle12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Excursion to the Islands
7:00–8:30 pm: Class/practice

Friday, July 19
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Classes
12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30–4:00 p.m.: Ensembles
4:00–7:00 p.m.: Break for recreation and dinner
5:00–6:00 p.m.: Optional Restorative Yoga7:00–8:30 p.m.: Class/practice

Saturday, July 21
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Yoga
8:30–9:30 a.m.: Breakfast
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: Class
12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch
1:30–4:00 p.m.: Class/Ensemble
4:00–6:00 p.m.: Break for dinner
7:00 p.m.: Participant Ensemble Concert and Farewell reception


Anita has been a professional harpist, harp teacher and harp therapist within theWindsor community for nearly thirty years. A graduate of Wayne State University in social work, she employs those skills with her gift of music

to lift the spirits of those in long term care facilities, hospitals, palliative care rooms and special needs classrooms. Celebrations, funeral services and bedside vigils are where Anita most enjoys using her musical talents.

Anita is also certified in the use of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy and offers sessions within her studio on her sound chair for those with chronic pain, children with Autism, and those who enjoy the experience of this musical massage. An opportunity to experience this modality will be available at this summer event.

Kerstin Allvin has won numerous awards and competitions throughout her career as aconcert harpist and has performed across the U.S. from Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie to the historic Carmel Mission in California.

She holds a Bachelor of Music with Distinction and a Performance Certificate fromIndiana University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and has done post-graduate studies with Jaqueline Borot, Honorary Professor of the Paris Superior Conservatory of Music.

Kerstin Allvin has received her Registered Yoga Teacher certification from National Yoga Alliance and has given lectures in breathing techniques, body awareness and yoga to music majors in universities and high schools throughout Metro Detroit. She teaches harp at Oakland University and the Cranbrook Educational Community.

Guest Artists

Opening Night Concert proudly featuring:

The Orchid Trail Quartet
Meryl Gillmore, Flute
Michael Grace, Bass
Kerstin Allvin Harp
Steve Wood, Drums

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Tobermory United Church
5 Brock Street, Tobermory

This concert kicks off the five day Creative Harp International 2013 which comes to Tobermory for it’s second year of Harps in the Tub! Harpists of all ages and talent levels from Canada and the US, come together and play, talk, experiment, learn, share, study and teach the harp, learning about it’s great diversity not only in performance but it’s deep healing qualities as well.

This Opening Concert brings together four friends in a collaboration of great music making. The program features music of all eras; Jazz and Standards, Classical and Blues, combining the diverse talents of all four members.

Don’t miss the concert of the season!


United States of America Contact:
248-352-0166 US

Canada Contact:
519-975-0260 CA


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