Applied Music Instructor in Harp/Irish Harp
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Virginia (better known as “Suki”) studied harp with Lucile Lawrence while earning a B.A. in music from Wellesley College and a master of music in harp performance at Boston University. As a student, she attended the Tanglewood Institute and was the harpist for the MIT Symphony. She also studied with Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.
She moved to Maine from the Philadelphia area, where she was active as a freelance artist working with local orchestras, choral, and chamber groups, and served as the associate director of the Philadelphia Harp Festival. Solo and duo “Harps Afire” performances include the Philadelphia Harp Festival and the Lucile Lawrence Centennial Celebration at Ball State University.
She currently enjoys being part of Maine’s vibrant music life as a freelance harpist, performing regularly with the Midcoast Symphony, Bangor and Augusta Symphonies, ensembles at Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby Colleges, Sheepscot Valley Chorus, Penobscot Bay, and Downeast Singers, Coda Chorus, Tapestry Singers, Saint Cecelia Chamber Choir, VOX Nova Choral Consort, and Early Music with Ensalda and St. Mary Schola.