Preparatory faculty artist Michaela Trnkova (BM ’97, MM ’99, Harp) gave a master class on March 31 to harp students at the University of Richmond.
Anastasia Pike (MM ‘07, Harp), a former student of Jeanne Chalifoux, has joined the Crested Butte Music Festival as Associate Director and coach of the Chamber Music Intensive.
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).