The Ontario Harp Society
The Ontario Harp Society (Ontario Chapter of the American Harp Society) works to promote and foster the appreciation of the harp as a musical instrument throughout the Province of Ontario. The Harp Society is dedicated to encouraging the composition of new music for the harp by Canadian composers and improving the quality of performance of harpists. We encourage and support young harpists through the presentation of Scholarships.
The American Harp Society is a non profit corporation, grown from the needs of harpists - performers, teachers, and pupils. Founded in 1962, membership in the Society is now over 3000 with chapters throughout the Americas, including the Ontario Harp Society.
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The Ontario Harp Society (formerly The Toronto Harp Society) welcomes all harpists, pedal and non-pedal, throughout Ontario to be part of our membership and promotion of all that is the harp in our communities!!! Join the OHS
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Dorothy White, 1928-2021
Our dear friend and harp colleague passed away peacefully on December 19th. Dorothy was a professional flutist and harpist originally from Springfield, Missouri who made Toronto her home in 1968. During her harp career in Canada she played with the National Ballet Orchestra, for the Anne of Green Gables orchestra and held the second harp position with the TSO for many years. Dorothy was a longtime member of the AHS and of our local OHS (formerly THS) and was always interested and supportive of the harpists in her community. "She possessed a gift for enduring friendships and a genuine interest in the lives of other people." - obituary
Susana Remenyi-Prentice, 1928-2020
Harpist and teacher, Susanna Remenyi-Prentice passed away peacefully on April 12th, 2020 at the age of 92.
Susana is remembered for the 11 years she served as President of the Toronto Harp Society, now known as the Ontario Chapter of American Harp Society. In 1973 she joined the teaching staff of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. A Celebration of Life will be announced later. - obituary
Please find contact information for two Canadian harp regulators,
Karen Rokos and Zio Hersch, under RESOURCES