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Behind the Music

Colleen is a professional harpist in the St. Louis area. 

Colleen began playing violin at age 8 and began playing piano and guitar in high school. Colleen fell in love with the harp while studying at St. Louis Community College for an Associate's in Music. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Maryville University, and is currently a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) working in hospice. She completed her Masters in Music at Webster University in Harp Performance in 2021. She is principal harpist of the St. Louis Philharmonic, has played with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Winter Opera St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis Bach Society, St. Louis Wind Symphony, Alton Symphony Orchestra, Town and Country Symphony Orchestra, the Gateway Festival Orchestra, and more. Colleen is classically trained but also loves to play nontraditional music and enjoys making custom arrangements for her clients. 

Colleen currently plays weddings, with local orchestras, corporate events, nursing facilities, private events and more! 

If you're interested in having harp music at your special event please don't hesitate to contact me and we can plan the perfect music for your event!