11th USA International Harp Competition
07-03-2019, 12:00 AM - 07-13-2019, 11:59 PM

11th USA International Harp Competition
July 3-13, 2019
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Opening Ceremony: July 3, 5pm, Auer Hall
Finals: July 13, 7pm, Musical Arts Center 

The USA International Harp Competition (USAIHC) is a triennial performance competition held at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana that recognizes the accomplishments and fosters the careers of gifted young harpists worldwide. Founded in 1989 by Susann McDonald, world-renowned harpist and Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University, the USA International Harp Competition is open to harpists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32. 

During the ten-day competition, contestants compete in four stages: the first two stages consist of required repertoire, the third stage is a 40-minute solo program of the contestant’s choice, and the fourth stage features the three finalists performing a harp concerto accompanied by the Jacobs School of Music Philharmonic at the Indiana University Musical Arts Center. All stages are free and open to the public.

B-Town Boom Fireworks & Block Party

Block Party

When: July 3, 5-10 p.m.
Location: Kirkwood Avenue and 6th Street between College Avenue and Walnut Street

  • Beer and wine on Kirkwood Avenue provided by Oliver Winery, Function Brewing, and The Tap.

  • Kids Zone on 6th Street includes caricatures, a magician, a balloon twister, face painting, and hands-on science demonstrations.

  • Food trucks will be on-site and select local restaurants will offer specials as part of the celebration.
Entertainment schedule:

  • 5 p.m.: DJ Pam Thrash

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Pushing Daisy’s

  • 8:30-9:30 p.m.: The Dynamics
When: On July 3, the fireworks display begins at dusk, approximately 9:45 p.m.
Location: The fireworks launch site is in the Trades District between 10th and 11th Streets just east of Rogers Street.

  • An optimal viewing location for the community will be available in the parking lots surrounding the Showers Building at Morton and 8th

  • B97 will livestream a playlist that coordinates with the fireworks display.
Rain date: Saturday, July 6, at approximately 9:45 p.m.
For more information, visit cookmedical.com/boom and download the event flyer. A list of FAQs is available City of Bloomington’s website. In the case of inclement weather, event updates will be provided on the Cook Medical Facebook page and City of Bloomington’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

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