Rose Pedal Harp
Michelle is an active freelance harpist, composer/arranger, singer/songwriter, harpist of the harp/guitar duo 'Michelle Rose & Brandon Jean', orchestral harpist, and private harp teacher.
Classically trained, she freelances in many styles including Classical, Improvisational, Avant Garde, Jazz, Rock, Hawaiian, Contemporary, as well as her own Original Compositions.
Along with playing acoustic harp, Michelle is experimental in her playing style, using electric harp and pedals to create unique effects. On top of playing instrumentally, Michelle also accompanies herself while singing.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Harp Performance from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Michelle received numerous awards during her studies at University. She is a 2-time winner of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Concerto Competition. She also was selected to perform on the UNK Honors Recital for 3 consecutive years. While in school, Michelle conducted an independent study titled 'Harp Performance and Presentation for Children'. She performed and lectured in schools across Nebraska, with the intent to reach out and give children an educational experience filled with beautiful music and facts about the harp.
Over the years, Michelle has lived in several locations across the United States. She has established herself in each location as an active freelance musician, subbing for orchestras, performing in ensembles, conducting private harp teaching studios, performing as a soloist on local TV and radio stations and playing for concerts, weddings and other private events, corporate events, restaurant gigs, etc.
Michelle has performed with the Hawaii Pacific University Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Florida's Belle Voci Choir, Panama City Pops Orchestra, Pensacola Civic Band, Pensacola State College Band, Pensacola Little Theater, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Youth Orchestra, University of South Alabama Symphony, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Hastings Symphony Orchestra, Kearney Symphony Orchestra, UNK Honor's Choir, UNK Women's Choir, University of Nebraska Lincoln Wind Ensemble, as well as with several chamber groups.
Michelle currently resides on Oahu, HI.
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