Susan was a fantastic find! She and her music added such a professional and special touch to our corporate holiday cocktail hour and dinner. We can't wait to use Susan again in the future and highly recommend her!
Having just received the 2016 and 2015 1st Place award in KING 5's "Best of Ceremony Music" and the 2015 "Couple's Choice" award with The Knot, Susan is available to play for weddings and corporate events throughout the Puget Sound. With over 25 years of professional experience, she is able to provide a seamless musical backdrop for your special day. Always adding to her repertoire, she plays classical, jazz and Broadway standards and pop music from "oldies" to today's radio hits. With a free consultation, she will help you simplify the task of choosing music for the ceremony or reception. If there isn't printed music for a particular request, Susan can transcribe for the harp just for your occasion. Although her specialty is solo harp, she also collaborates with other musicians to create an ensemble or to accompany a vocalist of your choosing, introducing a cello-harp duo for corporate or wedding bookings.
Originally from Texas, she studied with Julia Hermann Edwards (Southern Methodist University) and Gail Horne Barrington (The University of Texas, Austin). She has played professionally in Texas, North Carolina, Colorado and Washington, D.C. The bulk of her career has been in the Chicago area delighting audiences at venues such as The Drake Hotel, The McCormick Convention Center, and The Four Seasons. Now making the Pacific Northwest her home, she has played at The Fairmont, McCaw Hall, Newcastle Golf Club, The Arctic Club, The Columbia Tower Club and particularly enjoys the lovely evergreen venues around the Sound and in the Cascades. She is happy to play indoor or open air events wherever she can travel with her concert harp (or one of her two smaller harps, if you prefer), including ferries to neighboring ports and gondolas to the summit of Crystal Mountain. She has also played on stage with entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, JR, Michael W Smith, Peabo Bryson, Anita Baker, Jeffrey Osborne and Roberta Flack. Her first Christmas CD will be released in 2016.
Please contact Susan to begin learning more about having harp music for your wedding or private event. There is nothing to compare with the joy that live music will bring to you and your guests on your big day!