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 Competition, a founding member of the Archaea Tree Ensemble (flute, percussion, and harp), and a member of the pop harp quartet HarpCore4. She received her Master of Music degree in harp performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2017 and Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2014. “An advocate for interdisciplinary music making,” says Brooker-Miller, she is “both a Classical and Irish harpist dedicated to expanding the knowledge and repertoire of the harp through performing works new and old.”