Harpist Joanna Mergler Mayer

About Me

Joanna Mergler Mayer
Professional Harpist & Harp Instructor
Anchorage, Alaska

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.


Contact Me
email: joanna@alaskaharp.com
Phone: (907) 240-7387


Performance
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.

Teaching
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.

Orchestral Experience
Serving as both Principal and Second Harp for many orchestras and ensembles, all over Alaska including:
Anchorage Opera Orchestra
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Anchorage Civic Orchestra
Kenai Peninsula Orchestra
Alaska Children's Choir
Anchorage Concert Chorus
Opera Fairbanks Orchestra
Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra
Anchorage School District
Anchorage Youth Symphony (Alumni and AYS's first harpist)

Education
University of Alaska, Fairbanks and Anchorage
Cornish College of the Arts

Harp Teachers
Lloyd Lindroth
Margo Britch (Alaska's Mother Harpist)

Memberships
American Harp Society
International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsman

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