An article (April, 2009) in Naperville Magazine in Illinois entitled The Perfect Reception by Megan Downey mentions harpist Barbara Ann's music.click here to listen
references listed below resumes
Freelance harpist since 1978, playing for weddings, parties, open houses, orchestras, recitalist, and accompanist.
Most recent steady engagements at Chestnut Square at the Glen(2005-2013) and Mather Place of Wilmette(2000-2013).
Adjunct faculty, Concordia University Chicago. 2008 - 2013
Member of ASCAP
Past steady engagements include the Knickerbocker Hotel(Chicago), Palmer House(Chicago), Regis Club(Lombard), Marriott Lincolnshire(1980-2003) and Hotel Baker(St. Charles).
Tour with Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd, Oct. 1986; accompanist for Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) and band member.
Soloist with many Illinois orchestras, including Dupage Symphony, Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Suburban Youth Symphony, and University of Chicago Chamber Orchestra performing concerti by Debussy, Ravel, Mozart and Ginastera.
Served as principal harpist with the Elgin Symphony under Margaret Hillis, and with Elmhurst Symphony, New Philharmonic, Chicago Civic Orchestra, University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Dupage Symphony.
Featured soloist and principal harp with the International Congress of Musicians, France (1977)
Wide range of repertoire, extending from classic to popular, including
old standards, jazz, show tunes, current favorites, ethnic and sacred
Concert pedal harp, Celtic harp, and Renaissance harp available.
Amplification available for large parties.
Requests always welcome.
100 N. Wheaton Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187