The Atlanta Harp Studio

Performance, Instruction and Rentals
Performance, Instruction and Rentals
About Marilyn

Performing/Teaching Experience:

Free Lance Harp Soloist, specializing in weddings, receptions, dinner parties, special events, from  

1983 to present. (Performed in over 600 weddings with a total of over 1000 solo performances.)

Harpist on call for special events at Callaway Gardens, 1985 to present.

Private Harp Instructor, 1985 to present.

Founder and Director of The First Octave Harp Ensemble, July 2006

Founder and Director of The Georgia Harp Ensemble, circa. 1999.

Soloist for Hank Aaron, Atlanta Businessman's Hall of Fame induction reception, March 2001

Author and publisher of "Learn How to Read Music the Fun Way; treble and bass note reading books 1999

Soloist for the Polish President and Olympic Medal Recipients reception, Aug 1996.

Music Teacher at The Heiskell School, 1986-1995

Harpist, First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia 1985-90.

Opening for Marie Osmond and Mac Davis, Smyrna Hospital Benefit, 1991-93.

Soloist for the International Olympic Committee Reception, 1992.

Various Recordings, including Disney Productions, 1983-1992.

Theater of the Stars, Fox Theater, Pit Orchestra, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989.

Atlanta Chamber Players Tour, Sydney, Australia, summer 1988.

Atlanta Pops Orchestra, 1985-86.

University Singers, touring group at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a five piece

combo and 18 voices performing the music of the 40's. 1984-85.


Honors and Awards:

National Leadership Award, Sigma Alpha Iota, 1985.

Leadership Award for the State of Ohio, Sigma Alpha Iota, 1985.

Leadership Award, University of Cincinnati, Conservatory of Music, Sigma Alpha Iota, 1984.

Alpha Lambda Delta, Honor Society, 1981.

John Phillip Sousa Band Award, 1979.

Best Musician, Wheeler High School, Marietta, Georgia, 1979.



University of Cincinnati, Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio. Graduated 1985, Bachelor of Music, with concentration in Harp, Trumpet and Piano.

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1979-81.

Wheeler High School, Marietta, Georgia 1979.


Harp Teachers:

Alice Chalifoux, Cleveland Ohio (Cleveland Orchestra)

Judie Beattie-Ryan, Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)

Jeannie Norton, Columbus, Ohio  (Free lance harpist)

Linda Wellbaum, Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Orchestra)

Mary Brigid Roman, Tallahassee, Florida. (Harp Professor at Florida State University)



Born: Atlanta, Georgia.  Married.  Interests:  Animals (especially my Airedale Terriers) dog agility, gardening, reading, scuba diving, travel and working with children.

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