Have you composed some music for harp lately? How about entering it into our Harp Music Composition Competition!

Entries will be judged by internationally renowned harpist, Alice Giles. Harpists of all ages and skill levels are invited enter and all genres of music are welcome!

To enter, submit a video recording of yourself playing your piece, a written score if you have one (not mandatory), the entry form and pay the entry fee. Entry is $20 for Harp Society of WA members and $40 for non-members. One entry per person.

All entrants will receive written feedback about their piece from Alice Giles. First, Second and Highly Commended in each category will receive a certificate signed by Alice Giles. The Overall Winner will receive a CD and $50 voucher from Perth business, Harporia, a one year membership to the Harp Society of WA and a certificate signed by Alice Giles.

Harp Society WA Composition Competition Entry Form

Entries are open from 1-30 June 2020.


A: Under 1 minute, 8 years old and under

B: 1-3 minutes, 8 years old and under

C: Under 1 minute, 9-12 years old

D: 1-3 minutes, 9-12 years old

E: Under 1 minute, 13-18 years old

F: 1-3 minutes, 13-18 years old

G: Under 1 minute, adults

H: 1-3 minutes, adults

Email harpsocietywa@gmail.com with questions or your entry.

Harpy Hour! 2-3pm Saturday 20 June 2020

Our ‘Harp Recital’ has been renamed ‘Harpy Hour’, and we’d love you to join us for the next one! We’ll meet over Zoom. You can play a piece of music, or you are welcome to watch. Email harpsocietywa@gmail.com by the end of Friday 19th of June to let us know that you would like to koin and what you will play. Your piece can be up to 3 minutes long.

You will be sent a link and password for Zoom before the session starts. We look forward to seeing you soon!

It is time to start learning the harp?

Harp teachers are now offering online lessons. Visit the TEACHERS page to find them.

Need a harp? 

Visit the HARPS FOR SALE and HARPS FOR HIRE pages.


The objectives of the Harp Society of Western Australia Inc. are simply:

To promote the enjoyment and benefits of the harp and harp playing in Western Australia! 

The Harp Society strives to promote harp playing in Westen Australia and bring opportunities to local harpists. We welcome harpists of all ages and abilities to join our Society. Harp enthusiasts are also welcome.  

Here are some of the things we do:

  • Help harpists to meet and network with each other
  • Connect beginner harpists with teachers
  • Run workshops and concerts when national and international harpists visit Western Australia
  • Encourage local harpists to run workshops and events
  • Respond to harp enquiries from members of the public
  • Release a regular newsletter called Harp West
  • Help businesses and individuals to find harpists for their events
  • Provide information about playing therapeutic harp
  • Advertise harps for sale, harp services and harp-related events (whether they’re organised by the Society or not)

Email harpsocietywa@gmail.com to join or make an enquiry.