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Erin Brooker-Miller joins Des Moines Symphony

Erin Brooker-Miller joins Des Moines Symphony

Erin Brooker-Miller is the new principal harp with the Des Moines Symphony following an early-May audition. She will start the position in fall 2017, coinciding with the ensemble's 80th season. Brooker-Miller is also Executive Director of the USA International Harp...

Katherine Siochi joins Sarasota Orchestra

Katherine Siochi joins Sarasota Orchestra

Katherine Siochi is the new principal harpist with the Sarasota Orchestra following an early May 2017 audition. She will begin the position in September. "I’m really excited to be joining the Sarasota Orchestra as their principal harpist in the fall!," says Siochi....

Caroline Bembia is new principal harp at Filharmonica de Jalisco

Caroline Bembia is new principal harp at Filharmonica de Jalisco

New York native Caroline Bembia is the new principal harp with the Filharmonica de Jalisco, following a recent closed audition. "The story with me and the orchestra is very interesting," Bembia told Harp Column. "Late one night this past July, I received a message...

Greta Asgeirsson joins Air Force Band

Greta Asgeirsson joins Air Force Band

Greta Asgeirsson is the new Principal Harp with the United States Air Force Concert Band, a position formerly held by Eric Sabatino. Asgeirsson joined the band in June, 2016, after two months of basic training. "I've always enjoyed bands and have a history in them,"...

Two harpists start one-year positions

Two harpists start one-year positions

Two harpists begin one-year positions this season. Rachel Miller will play Principal Harp with the Akron Symphony, in Akron Ohio. "Lots of beautiful, harp-heavy orchestral pieces ahead!" says Miller, who also serves as Principal Harp with the Binghamton Philharmonic...

Madeline Jarzembak is Principal Harp in Santa Cruz

Madeline Jarzembak is Principal Harp in Santa Cruz

Madeline Jarzembak is the new Principal Harp with the Santa Cruz Symphony following a June 24, 2016, audition. "I am thrilled to be joining the Santa Cruz Symphony in September and especially looking forward to working with Maestro Daniel Stewart," she said....

Haley Rhodeside wins Annapolis audition

Haley Rhodeside wins Annapolis audition

Bravo to Haley Rhodeside, new principal harpist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. "After a great day of auditions, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome Haley Rhodeside as our new Principal Harpist," said the orchestra in a January 28 post their...

Anna Odell Joins Air Force Band

Anna Odell Joins Air Force Band

“Basic training, here I come!” Not an exclamation typically heard from an up-and-coming young harpist, but this is the heartfelt reaction from 26-year-old Anna Odell who won the recent audition for the Air Force Concert Band principal harp position. “I am honored to...

Grace Browning named Santa Fe Opera principal harpist

Grace Browning named Santa Fe Opera principal harpist

Grace Browning is the new principal harpist with the Santa Fe Opera summer festival, following the departure of Emily Levin, who recently won the principal harp position with the Dallas Symphony. Browning will fill the vacancy left by Danis Kelly, who announced her...

Emily Levin Wins Again

Emily Levin Wins Again

Fresh off her victory at the Santa Fe Opera, Emily Levin has emerged as the Principal Harp winner in Dallas following a September 29, 2015, final round audition with the Dallas Symphony. The audition consisted of three rounds beginning September 21. "I’m absolutely...