Elizabeth White Clark, Julia R. Masterman
Harpist Elizabeth White Clark studies harp performance at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia under the direction of Elizabeth Hainen and Judy Loman. Previously, Elizabeth studied with ShruDeLi Ownbey in Salt Lake City for 13 years. Recent venues of performance include: Field Concert Hall, The Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Temple Square Concert Series. Achievements and honors include: First place in the American Harp Society (AHS) National Harp Competition Young Professional Division, “Concert Artist” for the AHS 2011-2013, Utah State Music Sterling Scholar Finalist, Winner in the National Lyon and Healy Scholarship Competition in 2009 and 2011, second place in the AHS Advanced Division in 2009, and first place in the AHS Intermediate II Division in 2007. Elizabeth soloed at the World Harp Congress in Dublin, Ireland in 2005, at the USA International Harp Competition in the “Stars of Tomorrow” concert in 2004, and with the Utah Symphony, in the Salute to Youth concert in 2004.
Maryanne Meyer, Girard Academic Music Program
Maryanne Meyer, harpist, is an active orchestral and chamber musician as well as a solo recitalist both in the Philadelphia area and in her home state of Indiana. Maryanne serves as Principal Harpist with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York, appears frequently with the Baltimore Symphony, Delaware Symphony, and the Binghamton Philharmonic, and is a founding member of the Philadelphia Harp Trio. An in-demand musical theater collaborator, she has performed as pit harpist in recent Barrymore Award-winning productions of The Light in the Piazza and Sunday in the Park with George. She maintains a vibrant private teaching studio in Haddonfield, New Jersey, teaches at Rowan University, Settlement Music School and the Girard Art and Music Program middle and high school in Philadelphia, and has been a faculty member at the Young Artists Harp Seminar in Rabun Gap, Georgia. Maryanne holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Performer Diploma in harp performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she studied with Distinguished Professor of Music Susann McDonald. She recently completed her Master of Music studies at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen.
Elizabeth Steiner, Philadelphia High School for Girls
Harpist Elizabeth Steiner’s love for music has brought her to perform for diverse audiences around the world. She currently resides in Philadelphia, where she recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Harp Performance from the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. For her studies at Temple, Elizabeth was awarded the scholarship position of Academic Intern to study under Elizabeth Hainen, internationally renowned virtuoso and the Principal Harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Music degree in 2010 from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of one of the world’s most foremost classical harpists, Yolanda Kondonassis. In between her undergraduate and graduate studies she sailed around the world as the harpist for the luxury cruise ship, the Azamara Quest, performing an array of musical styles nightly for international audiences. An active and experienced orchestral musician, she most recently performed with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Siena Music Festival Orchestra in Siena, Italy, and the Sarasota Orchestra in Sarasota, FL. She currently performs weekly at the prestigious Rittenhouse Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia for afternoon high tea.