"I first heard the harp as an impressionable toddler and have been in love with it ever since!
Since starting harp lessons at the age of 11, I've continued to follow that passion throughout my studies at The Juilliard School: Precollege Division, The University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois culminating with my Masters of Music in Harp Performance and Literature degree. I perform frequently in the greater Metro-Detroit area, and past clients have included the DIA, the Metro-Detroit Chorale, the University of Michigan, and more!
My primary event harp, newly purchased in November 2017, is made by the prestigious Italian manufacturer "Salvi." Their luxurious, luminous sound and masterful craftsmanship led to a custom commission from the Royal British Family to make the official harp for The Prince of Wales.
My own primary event harp is a lovely Gilded "Iris" (Limited Edition) in rosewood and 24-carat gold, and a luxurious, vibrant, world-class sound.
I have worked to cultivate a full, romantic sound to entrance and dazzle my audience. In the relatively recent past, music for the harp has bloomed into a diverse and flamboyant range of styles, and I love to explore the musical possibilities they present!
My repertoire includes Classical, Celtic, Modern pop, Golden Oldies, Broadway, Jazz, Disney/Soundtrack, Holiday & Religious, Therapy/Garden-inspiration, and World Cultural music."
I bring to my performances passion, experience, and the fruits of a world-class education
For over 30 years, I have been providing harp music for weddings and other special events. With a Master’s Degree in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan, I have enjoyed performing in many diverse venues from concert halls to open air markets and from churches to backyard weddings. One time, while living in Costa Rica, I even played for a gathering of first ladies including Barbara Bush!
I pride myself on being flexible, professional, and I celebrate diversity!
For many years I performed as principal harpist of both the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. In addition, I spent eight years living in Central America where I was principal harpist of the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. I speak both English and Spanish fluently.