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Indianapolis Harpist 1

This Indianapolis Harpist musical training began at a young age with piano and voice lessons. She began harp study during high school at the age of 15 with Alice Spero Keene at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Subsequent teachers have included Beatriz Martin-Ruiz, Suzann Davids, and Dr. Erin Ponto Freund.

This Indianapolis Harpist has performed with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Musical Society of Nigeria as a featured soloist, and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Bradley University Chorale (including on a European tour), Valparaiso Symphony Orchestra, Opera Illinois, Valparaiso University Chorale, and the Bradley University New Music Ensemble. Devon is a member of the American Harp Socity, the World Harp Congress, and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Indianapolis Harpist degrees

After attending Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, this Indianapolis Harpist transferred to Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. She graduated from Valparaiso magna cum laude in 2001 with a BA in Music and in 2005 with MA in Liberal Studies (History Concentration).

In 2009 and 2012, she was invited back to her hometown to present solo recitals for the Jacksonville Public Library's Under the Dome concert series. In 2010, she attended the American Harp Society National Conference in Tacoma, Washington.

From 2013 through 2014, this Indianapolis Harpist was hired to work in Mumbai, India, and was highly sought after for performances throughout the country, including playing Bollywood hits on the harp (sometimes even in a giant bubble!).

In 2015 and 2016, she lived in Lagos, Nigeria, where she played frequently for the events at the Irish Consulate in that city and the Irish Embassy in Abuja. In May of 2016, she partnered with Tunde Jegede, kora virtuoso, and the Musical Society of Nigeria for the world premiere of the New Horizons African Ballet.

Indianapolis Harpist services

Having returned to the United States, this Indianapolis Harpist is again an active freelance performer throughout the Midwest and beyond, providing harp music for wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate functions, memorials, and other events.

She is the owner of a studio in Springfield, Illinois, offering Musikgarten music and movement classes for children from birth through age ten, and advanced musicianship classes and private lessons for older children, teens, and adults.

Her private teaching studio includes harp and piano students of all ages and levels, and she was the founding director of the South Bend Harp Ensemble. This Indianapolis Harpist served as the President and Vice President of her local chapter of the Music Teachers National Association.

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5 responses to “Indianapolis Harpist 1”

  1. Nicole says:

    Devon played absolutely BEAUTIFUL music at our ceremony. She was only supposed to play for 15 minutes before and after, but she arrived very early and started playing right away! Everyone was very impressed with her skills and she definitely made it feel like a fairytale wedding!
    Nicole, Bride

  2. Teresa says:

    I wanted to take the time to thank you for providing the lovely music for my daughter’s wedding ceremony. We had many comments on what a beautiful touch you added to the perfect day.
    Teresa, Mother of the Bride

  3. Kay says:

    Devon not only met but exceeded our every expectation. We received nothing but the highest compliments from everyone — including our own staff! It is our honor to recommend her without exception.
    Kay, Hotel Baker

  4. Amanda says:

    Hi Devon, I just wanted to tell you that the music was spectacular. We received lots of compliments that night about you playing. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding.
    Amanda, Bride

  5. Jessica says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful music at the wedding. Everyone commented on how lovely the music was, and it just made the ceremony complete. Thanks so much for all the time you put in and answering all the questions we had during the last year.
    Jessica, Bride

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