Peabody harpists – Erin Baker, Olivia Castor, Tianyang Chen, Peggy Houng, Thea Kammerling, Olivia Kim, Melody Leung, Jessica Sudarta, and faculty artist Jasmine Hogan (BM ’11, AD ’16, Harp, MM ’14, Harp/Pedagogy) – will play two full programs at the upcoming World Harp Congress in Hong Kong. This is an honor for the studio and a departure from normal Congress selection procedures of 10-15 minutes per selection, except for the headlining performers. The first program is a 90-minute presentation of new music, consisting of top compositions that have been submitted over the last decade to the Composition Contest of the USA International Harp Competition, a competition created and chaired by faculty artist Ruth Inglefield. The top selections to be performed include a composition by Nathan Cornelius, doctoral candidate in guitar and master’s candidate in theory pedagogy. The second program is a 50-minute multimedia program titled Baltimore DIMENSIONS. The Congress put out a call for “innovative collaborations” involving the harp and some visual component. Find more information and make a contribution here.