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Catherine Barrett


Harp Teacher    
Catherine Barrett
Seattle, Washington 98117
United States
Metro Area: Portland
Booking and Information
Telephone: 206-940-1993
Email: catherinecasebarrett@yahoo.com
Web: www.catherinecase.com
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  • Pedal Harp

  • Lever Harp


  • Classical

  • Celtic

  • Folk

Instruction Level:

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Method:   Salzedo

Teaching Since:


Teaching Location:  
  • Studio at Home

  • At Students Home

Will Travel:   Yes - 25 miles
Honors & Awards:  
  • Soloist, American Harp Society 37th National Conference, San Francisco
  • Harpist, In the White Silence, by John Luther Adams, New World Records
  • Winner, Rice University Concerto Competition
  • Winner, Ima Hogg National Young Artists Competition
  • Winner, Elizabeth Harper Vaughn Concerto Competition
  • Winner, Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Competition
Teaching Experience:  

Catherine found her love of teaching while at Oberlin, where she taught college students interested in harp, and adults new to the instrument. She continued teaching people of all ages and levels while in graduate school, and maintained an active private studio while working in Dayton, Ohio. She has also taught chamber music and private lessons in the Yucatan, Mexico.

Performance Experience:  

Catherine has held Principal Harp positions with the Florida West Coast Symphony, Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in Mexico, Singapore Symphony and Dayton Philharmonic, as well as Assistant Principal Harp with the Sao Paulo State Symphony in Brazil. She made her debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in 2001, playing the Harp Concerto by Ginastera. As a soloist, Catherine has performed with the Doctors Orchestra of Houston, Shepherd School Symphony, the Kingsport Orchestra, and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra.

  • Master of Music in Harp Performance- Rice University.
  • Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance- Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine

Catherine began learning the harp with Ann Hobson-Pilot, Principal Harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She went on to study with Joan Holland, Yolanda Kondonassis and Paula Page. She has also had the honor of studying with Alice Chalifoux.

Visit my Website:   www.catherinecase.com

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