Professional Harpist & Harp Instructor - Michigan, USA
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Below is a bit more information about me:
My degrees in Harp Performance are: Bachelor of Music from Hargreaves School of Music at Ball State University with Elizabeth Richter, and a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Alice Chalifoux. Further studies have taken me to the East Coast at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine also with Miss Chalifoux, and the Tanglewood Institute in
Lenox, Massachusetts where I studied with Lucile Lawrence. I enjoyed studying privately with Lynne Wainwright Palmer in Seattle, Washington as well as Edward Druzinsky in Chicago, Illinois.
My performance experience in orchestras and chamber music ensembles is extensive not only the United States of America, but also in Europe, as well as solo appearances worldwide. I remain actively performing in all of the above genres.
In the past several years I have had the privilege of producing four CD’s: One trio with Swiss flutist Paul Haemig and Actor Johannes Meier reciting poems by Herman Hesse, two duo CD’s with New York flutist/piper Christopher Layer featuring both classical and folk music, and one solo CD. While living in Switzerland I gained a wealth of teaching experience working with students at Musikschule Kloten/Zurich and maintained a private studio there. Additionally I had an opportunity to form and lead several harp ensembles.
I am honored to be a faculty member at the New Harmony Music Festival and School where top rate musicians from around the world come together to combine many styles of acoustic music.
In the autumn of 2009, I had the pleasure of joining Hope College as Harp instructor, and am Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University since January of 2011. I enjoy working with a variety of levels of students from beginners to majors within the music departments at these distinguished institutions.