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Grace Bauson, harp
February 26, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Grace Bauson has had extensive experience as a soloist, teacher and ensemble player. In addition to performing as a faculty member with the American Youth Harp Ensemble in venues including Carnegie Hall, the White House, and the Kennedy Center, she has been a featured soloist at the Chautauqua Music Festival, with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra, with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra as winner of the Ball State Graduate Concerto Competition, and in chamber music series in the United States and Canada. Grace placed nationally and internationally as fourth place winner in the Anne Adams National Harp Competition, was a national finalist for a Fulbright Award and semifinalist in the William C. Byrd International String Competition.
Grace has taught a variety of students of all levels, from beginners to university harp majors. Her students have successfully advanced to the top ensemble of the American Youth Harp Ensemble and have performed in numerous national and international tours to Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Vienna, Austria. She is on the faculty of James Madison University, the University of Mary Washington, Southern Virginia University, and in the summer at the Rocky Mountain Springs Harp Program. As principal harp she has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Scarborough Philharmonic in Canada, Muncie Symphony, Anderson Symphony and Marion Philharmonic. Most recently she has performed with the Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Roanoke Symphony and Virginia Opera.
Grace began harp study at the age of nine under Elizabeth Richter, with whom she continued her undergraduate education at Ball State. The recipient of a National Merit Scholarship and a Young Artist Award, she graduated magna cum laude from Ball State with a Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance. She was awarded a University Fellowship to study with renowned harpist Judy Loman at the University of Toronto where she received her Master of Music degree. Her instructors have also included Adelheid Blovsky-Miller at the University of Vienna and the legendary Lucile Lawrence at Tanglewood. Grace completed her Doctor of Arts in Harp Performance under Ms. Richter at Ball State University, with scholarly research on harp compositions by Canadian composers.
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Program to include works by John Parry, André Caplet, Gabriel Fauré, Alexina Louie, Nigel Westlake, Monika Stadler, David Watkins, and Marcel Grandjany.
Free and open to the public.