Joanna Mergler Mayer
Professional Harpist & Harp Instructor
Alaskan Harpist for all occasions.
Classically and Traditionally trained, specializing in solo performances, orchestral, chamber music, Celtic harp, harp ensemble, and harp instruction for all ages on both
pedal and non-pedal harp.
Life-long Alaskan with over 25 years of experience teaching harp, performing for Alaskan weddings and events, and performing with local ensembles and orchestras.
Phone: (907) 240-7387
Free-lance Harpist and life-long Alaskan performing all over Alaska since 1982. Available for harp performance work for solo recital, solo background, orchestra, ensemble and harp with other instruments, choral works, Weddings and Special Events, Corporate and Political Events, Fundraisers, Holiday Dinners, and Parties.
Anchorage area harp instructor with over 25 years of experience teaching both pedal and non-pedal harp.
Private harp lessons, group lessons and ensemble, lectures, and professional coaching.
Creator and Director of the Aurora Harp Ensemble, est. 2000.
Lectures & Workshops
Harp instructor, lecturer, and coach for many ensembles, workshops, music camps, and festivals, including:
Celtic Spring Festival, Anchorage School District, Kenai Peninsula School District, Performing Arts Society, University of Alaska, Anchorage Senior Activity Center, Anchorage Community Schools, Family Partnership Charter School, Community Education and Workforce Development (UAA), Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Eagle River Fine Arts Academy, and the Anchorage Youth Symphony.
Serving as both Principal and Second Harp for many orchestras and ensembles, all over Alaska including:
Alaska Children's Choir
Anchorage Civic Orchestra
Anchorage Concert Chorus
Anchorage Opera Orchestra
Anchorage School District
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Anchorage Youth Symphony (Alumni and AYS's first harpist)
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra
Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra
Kenai Peninsula Orchestra
Opera Fairbanks Orchestra
University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Anchorage
Cornish College of the Arts
Margo Britch (Alaska's Mother Harpist)
American Harp Society
International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsman