4 Thursday / July 4, 2019

11th USA International Harp Competition Stage I

09:00 am
Jacobs School of Music Recital Hall

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.

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4 Thursday / July 4, 2019

Fourth of July Parade

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington

Be a part of one of Bloomington’s favorite traditions: The annual Fourth of July Parade! Individuals, organizations, groups, and local businesses are invited to showcase their patriotism and love of the Bloomington community with an entry in the parade. Entry fee for the Fourth of July parade is $25. Entries will be accepted beginning May 1 through June 14, or until 100 entries are received. For parade information or to request an application, contact Bill Ream at 349-3748 or [email protected] Time Event 9 a.m. Bloomington Community Band on the courthouse lawn 10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade 11:15 a.m. Parade awards announced at the reviewing stand

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