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Name: Jamie L Haney
Skills: Player (Professional Freelance Harpist)
Phone: +1 (219) 465 6567
Address: Valparaiso, IN 46383, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Raised in Greendale, WI, my classical music training began at the age of 3. Watching my sister take harp lessons quickly increased my desire to play the harp. Learning to read music notes while simultaneously learning to read words, I began studying piano, taught by my mother, and harp with Jeanne Henderson, of Milwaukee, WI. By the time I entered second grade, I was already playing with my elementary school orchestra, which typically only allowed fifth and sixth graders. After entering middle school, I played with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra for several years. At age 15, I played for my first wedding ceremony, and quickly established a solid clientele for weddings, banquets, receptions and other special occasions. During high school, I was twice selected as the principal harpist for the Wisconsin State High School Honors Orchestra. Additionally, I have frequently played at Irish Fest in Milwaukee, WI (as part of my harp instructor's ensemble), and performed as a soloist at the Rose Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens (Hales Corners, WI), the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Showcase House, and the Mitchell Park Domes (Milwaukee, WI).

While attending Albion College (MI), I received a music scholarship to play harp and piano in the Albion College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. James Ball. In 2003, I was one of three featured concerto contest winners with the Symphony, performing the Rondeau from Francois-Adrien Boieldieu's Concerto for Harp. Throughout college, I also played with the Tecumseh Community Orchestra (Tecumseh, MI) and for Albion College theater productions. Additionally, I established a seasonal performance schedule with Milwaukee County-area (WI) churches during the Christmas holidays.

After graduation from college, I relocated to Valparaiso, IN, to attend graduate school. While completing my Master of Arts in Liberal Studies - concentration in History, I have continued to perform for weddings, church services and special events in the Midwestern United States. Since my college graduation, I have been invited back to Albion College several times to play with the Symphony as well as joining the Tecumseh Community Orchestra for annual concerts. Today, my husband and I live in Valparaiso, IN. I work full time at Valparaiso University's Graduate Division while continuing to provide beautiful harp music for all occasions!



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