Jacqueline Pollauf (BM ’06, Harp; MM ’07, Harp Pedagogy) has recently been appointed the harp department coordinator at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Each summer, middle school and high school harpists have the opportunity to come to the camp, located in Twin Lake, Michigan, and study the harp intensively. Lever and pedal harps are provided for student use. Pollauf is excited about the opportunities her new role brings to draw attention to the harp department and facilitate ensemble opportunities for student harpists.
Former Peabody Conservatory harp faculty member Jeanne Chalifoux has died at the age of 88. She retired from Peabody in 2011, after 36 years at the Conservatory. The Peabody Conservatory Harp Department is grateful for her years of advice and support.
Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, recently performed a concert with The Irish Tenors (Ronan Tynan, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns).
Anastasia Pike (MM’ 07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, recently performed with some of her students for Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) and First Lady Yumi Hogan at Government House (the Governor’s Mansion) in Annapolis. Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor.
Anastasia Pike (MM ’07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, conducted her students in a harp ensemble at the Camac Harp Festival on November 5. They gave the world premiere of Evan Meier’s Variations on an Antique Theme, which she commissioned for them for the event.