Renowned harpist and jazz improviser Park Stickney (harplab.net) travels the world, teaches at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon, France, and the Milan Conservatory, and has given masterclasses and workshops at harp festival everywhere. He graduated from the Juilliard School, and in 2021 completed a PhD exploring extreme harp pedaling at the Trinity Laban Conservatory, London. Park will present an interactive harp workshop-master class followed by a performance later in the afternoon (ca. 5 p.m.).
The performance of the American jazz harpist Park Stickney marked the highlight of the program…breathtaking, of unprecedented intensity…. In Stickney’s playing, melodic lines, bass lines and chord progressions seemed to interlock seemingly weightlessly.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Sponsored by the School of Music Innovation & Opportunity Fund, the Jazz Area, Illinois Harp Program, and the American Harp Society Roslyn Rensch Central Illinois Chapter.