Lyon & Healy Awards

2021 Lyon & Healy Awards, March 11-13

The Lyon & Healy Awards will be held at Lyon & Healy Hall in Chicago, IL.
Please review the details and register today!

Awards Rules and Procedures

The Awards are open to all harpists who have not passed their 30th birthday by March 1, 2021. Auditions will be open to the public. Contestants will not be interrupted during performance. Repertoire must be played from memory.

Online applications must be received by Friday, January 15, 2021.

Applications must be accompanied by

  1. Copy of identification that indicates birth.
  2. One teacher recommendation stating that the applicant knows the required repertoire. Please send via email to
  3. A non-refundable registration fee of US $25.
  4. A high-resolution headshot.


The Lyon & Healy Awards will determine three (3) Award Winners, each receiving:

  • $2,000 in cash to be used to further education, and a
  • $500 gift certificate to Lyon & Healy Harps.

Required Repertoire

Participants will play the following pieces:

  1. Gabriel Faure: Impromptu pour la Harpe, Op. 86
    (Available at and Lyon & Healy West, item #702190-400, $14.95)
  2. Choose one of the following:
    Franz Liszt (ed. Renié): The Nightingale
    (Available at and Lyon & Healy West, item #704890-650, $12.00)
    Mikhail Glinka (arr. Balakirev) (any ed.): The Lark
    (Available at and Lyon & Healy West, item #702700-500, $16.00)


Lyon & Healy has secured a block of rooms at the nearby Hi Chicago Hostel, 24 E Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605.  There are discounted rates available between $34 and $42 a night depending on your choice of accommodations.  Please visit and enter the Promotional Code: HARP19 to make your reservation.

*Please note that personal harps at not allowed inside Hi Chicago.  If you intend to bring your personal harp for the Awards, it can be securely stored at Lyon & Healy for the duration of your stay.

  • Lyon & Healy Awards Registration

    Please fill out the form below and once you click "SUBMIT AND PROCEED TO PAYMENT" you will be automatically directed to our PayPal page to make your $25 non-refundable application fee with PayPal or credit card.
    Your application is not submitted until the application fee is made.    
  • Accepted file types: jpg, pdf.
    A copy of identification that indicates the date of birth (Driver's License, Passport, Birth Certificate)
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, gif.
    A photograph of yourself that will be used in promotion of the Awards.

Congratulations to previous Lyon & Healy Awards Winners!

Anya Garipoli and Claire Thai, Noel Wan not pictured.

2019 Lyon & Healy Hall, Chicago

Claire Thai
Noel Wan
Anya Garipoli

Honorable Mentions:
Adam Phan
Juan Riveros
Grace Repke
Chelsea Lane
Hannah Cope

2017 Carlton College, Northfield, MN

Ching Wei Lin
Madeline Jarzembak
Subin Lee

2015 Utah State University, Logan, UT

Hannah Cope
Seika Dong
Rachel Miller

Honorable Mention:
Noel Wan

2014 Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai

Qia Hang
Se Hee Hwang
Jia Peng

2013 Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles

Helen Gerhold
Rachel Hall
Ann Marie Liss

2013 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales

Elizabeth Bass
Llywelyn Jones
Jasmin-Isabel Kühne
Markus Thalheimer

2011 University of North Texas College of Music, Denton, TX

Sarah Nicole Davis
Samuel Karlinski
Katelyn Mullins
Elizabeth Anne White

Honorable Mentions:

Alisa Coffey
Chen-Yu Huang
Emily Klein
Melissa Stockstill
Maura Valenti

2010 Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China

Zhao Chen
Gao Xing
Chen Yunhuan

2009 Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

Sadie Turner
Elizabeth Anne White
Danyi Xia

Honorable Mention:

Emily Levin