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1956-62 Studied concert harp with Lucy Lewis, Oberlin College

1962-66 Attended Ohio State University, studied concert harp with Jean Eason Harriman; received B. Sc. in Art Education

1977 Attended Suzuki Harp Workshop in Iowa, Mary Kay Waddington, instructor

1977 Began playing Celtic harp

1982 Founded the Washington DC Area Folk Harp Society; President 1982-98

1985, 88, 90, 94 Won the Scottish Harp Society of America (SHSA) National Championship

1989-92 President, SHSA; Vice President 1992-98

1992 Won the Belfast Harp Festival Commemoration Competition, Philadelphia

1994 Won the Washington Area Music Association Award (WAMMIE) for
Morning Aire -- Best Traditional Album
and Album of the Year

1983-98 Member of the Ceoltoiri Irish Band

1990-
Present
 Member of Ensemble Galilei


1995-
Present
 Member of Harp and Fool, with Mark Jaster

2003-
Present
 Member of HEN harp duo, with Sharon Knowles


Teaching

Idaho Scottish School, Coeur d'Alene, ID (1989-91)

Augusta Heritage Workshops, Elkins, WV (1989-92)

Ohio Scottish Arts School, Oberlin, OH (1990-Present)

Swannanoa Gathering Folk Arts School, Ashville, NC (1994)

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Fairbanks, AK (1999-2005, 2007-Present)

Jan Pennington Grey Harp School, Chattanooga, TN (2004-05)

Buckeye Dulcimer Festival, Ashley, OH (2005-06)

Summerkeys Music School, Lubec, ME (2007-Present)

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