Chapter Recognition Program
Chapter Recognition Program
The Utah Chapter of the American Harp Society focuses our efforts and activities around four core values:
Learning (acquisition of knowledge - certificates, professional development, etc)
Growth (development as a performer, musician, increased confidence etc)
Achievement, and (recognition of accomplishment)
In an effort to create a Chapter wide recognition program that is simple and applicable in various activities (even beyond our Student Festival), we are evolving the current Festival Recognition program into a broader Chapter Recognition Program that involves all members of our Chapter.
This means that students can continue earning recognition as they participate in the Harp Community in college and beyond!
Student Harp Festival Update:
Beginning in 2024 (but considering participation in 2022 and 2023), Student Festival Participants will receive medals or ribbons and be invited to play in the Honors Recital based on the following criteria:
Earning a Superior for their Festival performance (ribbon)
Three Superiors over any amount of time will earn a medal (Achievement)
Earning an Excellent (or Superior) over three progressive levels in the Solo Category (Growth)
Earning and Excellent (or Superior) over three progressive years in the Special Performance Category (Concerto, Ensemble, Chamber) (Growth)
A student is a Junior or Senior in High School and has participated in Five (5) years of the Student Festival, earning at least an Excellent in 3 of those five years at any level.
For example, a student can earn a medal (or medals) in the following scenarios:
A Student earns an Excellent at Level 1 in 2022, a Superior at Level 2 (Ribbon for the Superior) in 2023, and an Excellent at Level 3 in 2024.
A Student earns a Very Good at Level 4 in 2022, an Excellent in Level 4 in 2023, an Excellent in Level 5 in 2024, and a superior at Level 6 in 2025
A Student earns an Excellent at Level 8, an Excellent at Level 9, and an Excellent at Advanced Musician (Repeatable)
As a student accumulates recognition throughout their entire Festival and Chapter experience, McGee’s Stamp and Trophy can take all earned medals/recognitions, and create a commemorative plaque for the student to keep throughout their lives.
Broader Membership Recognition
Other Ways to Be Recognized through the Chapter Recognition Program when nominated by teacher, colleague, or member of the community at large (nomination form on the website):
Completes a learning experience/professional development program sponsored through the Chapter or another Harp-related organization
Facilitates a significant learning experience or professional development sponsored through the Chapter or another Harp/music-related organization
Demonstrate Growth through Festival Participation (Excellent or Superior over 3 progressive levels)
Competition placement recognition
Superior Recognition at Festival (3 years)
Individual Student Achievements:
Sterling Scholar for your school
Complete a Suzuki School Book Recital or comparable activity (a non-Suzuki student completing their own recital etc)
Graduates from university with a Harp Degree or minor
Service hours using the harp (any member)
Notable contribution or service to the Chapter
Notable contribution or service to the community using your harpist persona