Our headline presenters include Robbin Gordon Cartier, nationally recognized teacher and popular conference leader from the state of New Jersey; Sunita Staneslow, an international performing artist who specializes in Celtic Music and Jewish music; Karen Atz, artist in residence from University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Serena O'Meara, harpist, teacher, recording artist, and music publisher from Menomonie; and Melanie Wiltse, teacher and harpmaker.
Our kick-off concert featuring Sunita Staneslow, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Karen Atz
, and Serena O'Meara.
All levels Karen Atz
Advanced Master Class - Karen Atz
Lever Harp Care and Feeding Changing Strings, Installing and Regulating levers, Eliminating Buzzes, and an overview of building your own harp from a kit.
...Karen Beth Atz
is Artist-in-Residence at the UW-Madison School of Music
.She is principal harpist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 1976.Ms. Atz
maintains a large private teaching studio and presents more than 30 performances each year as a free-lance harpist.She is also currently the Director of Harp Ensemble for Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) and the Harp Instructor for the Summer Music Clinic, UW-Madison.She
offers expertise and experience in many styles, including classical, contemporary, folk, jazz, popular, ethnic, and Celtic music.Ms. Atz
is in demand as a harpist for orchestra, opera, ballet, chorus, small ensemble, and solo performances.She
appears as guest artist with symphonies and in numerous programs such as Bach Dancing
and Dynamite Society
faculty recitals, and community performances in many states.Ms. Atz has performed in Carnegie Hall and has played harp for many dignitaries, including Wisconsin governors and President Jimmy Carter.She has been principal harpist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and several other orchestras throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.
demonstrates for a student.