Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher talks about her prolific arranging career.
What is your musical background?
I have three degrees in music—a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate. I was originally trained as a classical singer and pianist. I came to harp at age 35 because it was a very “Celtic” thing to do and I am of Welsh-Irish heritage. I also thought it would be cool to sing with the harp and self-accompany.
What types of arrangements do you like to do? Do you have a favorite combo?
I mostly write solo harp arrangements, although I have written quite a few duets. I also arrange pieces for voice with harp accompaniment. My favorite combo, however, is to write solo-duo arrangements that can stand alone for a soloist or be used with an optional duet part.