SOPHIA - Saguaro - Old Pueblo Harpers in Arizona

Professionals

Rebecca Foreman. NW Tucson

Rebecca has twice been a finalist in the national competition sponsored by the American Harp Society and is a recipient of the society's coveted Ruth Lorraine Close Award. She is principal harpist with Tucson Pops Orchestra and appears frequently in ensembles and as a soloist in the Tucson and Phoenix areas. Rebecca is also a music educator with the Amphitheater Public School District and an active harp instructor in both Tucson and Phoenix. www.rebeccaforeman.com

Patricia Harris. NW Tucson

Patricia is principal harpist for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She is on the roster of the Arizona Commission for the Arts and performs for many venues with many different styles of music. She is also a regular performer at St. Phillips in the Hills Church, as well as a frequently-engaged artist for weddings and other social events. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Mosaic Harp Trio with flute, viola and harp, an ensemble that plays formal and informal recitals, weddings, and parties and also specializes in preschool and kindergarten school shows. Patricia enjoys teaching and has students ranging in age from eight to over eighty. She is also a board member of the AHS Foundation and is Co-Chairman of the Anne Adams Awards Auditions honoring her mother. Contact her at tucharpist@aol.com for lessons or bookings.

Christine Vivona. NW Tucson

Christine received a Master of Music from The Julliard School in 1986 and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona in 1989. She has appeared extensively in New York and Arizona, performing in the Chaminade and Bisbee Concert Series, the Tucson and Phoenix Symphonies and is currently on the roster for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Dr. Vivona frequently appears with symphonies in the Southwest, performing both classical and jazz pieces arranged for harp and symphony or band. Since 1986 to the present, Christine has been an entertainer on various cruise ships throughout the world. In May of 1991, she was a major prizewinner at the Lyon & Healy International Pop and Jazz Harp Fest. Christine was showcased in the June 1997 Jazzfest in Monterrey, CA. She started the harp program at Arizona State University in Tempe in the fall of 1989 and taught there until Spring 2000. She currently lives and teaches in Tucson with her musician husband, Rob Boone, and sons Jesse and Cory. Her 2 solo CD's, "Radiance" and "Red Hot & Blue" receive airtime as well as her flute and harp CD "Women in Black" with Sandy Schwoebel. Recently, Christine has been playing in various jazz clubs. www.christinevivona.com

Carla Fabris. Tucson

Carla Fabris began her harp studies at the age of 9, with the late Dulcie Barlow at the Greenwich House Music School, and she attended LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts, both in New York City. In 2006 Carla was awarded a full merit scholarship to the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. There she studied harp with Lynne Aspnes and Joan Holland, completing a dual degree in Harp Performance and English Literature in 2011. Carla has attended summer music programs such as the Round Top Festival in Texas, Charterhouse International Music Festival in Surrey, England, Harp Masters Summer Academy in Aarau, Switzerland among others. She also taught the junior harp class at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. Upon completion of her undergraduate degrees, Carla went on to receive a scholarship from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she completed a Master of Music degree, studying with Doug Rioth. She has frequently performed with many groups in the Bay Area. Carla currently resides in Tucson, Arizona where she is on the faculty of the Symphony Women's Association, a non-profit organization providing music lessons for children in need, teaching harp and early childhood music. Contact her at ctfabris@gmail.com for more information.