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Heidi O'Gara Jellison
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Metro Area: Nashville
Available to Perform in:
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
Booking and Information
Telephone: 615.594.8996
Email: heidi@heidiharp.com
Website: www.heidiharp.com
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Genres:

  • Classic

  • Pop

  • Celtic

  • Light Jazz

Harp:

Concert Grand Pedal Harp

Local Travel: 250 miles
International Gigs: Maybe

Performing Since:

1988

Also Provide Music Group: Yes

Available with Harp:

  • Flute

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Voice

  • Harp

Description:

Heidi O'Gara Jellison is one of the foremost harpists in Middle, her musical prowess apparent whether a featured soloist or a background performer. Heidi is a full-time professional harpist, her focus dedicated to her performing and teaching career. Her singular focus on a harp career sets her apart as a devoted, attentive professional who prides herself on proper preparation for every performance, and a willingness to tailor each event to her client’s specific wishes.

Heidi possesses a vast array of experience, ranging from performances as a featured artist to providing background music at a client’s special event. She specializes in wedding ceremonies and receptions, prenuptial dinners, bridal showers, corporate events, holiday get-togethers, cocktail parties...any special occasion that would be enhanced by lovely harp music!

Biography:

Heidi O’Gara Jellison holds a Master of Music degree in Harp Performance from the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas, where she studied with Paula Page, principal harpist with the Houston Symphony. Mrs. O’Gara Jellison received her undergraduate degree, also in Harp Performance, from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio, where she studied with Alice Chalifoux and Yolanda Kondonassis, both internationally celebrated harpists. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Heidi began studying the harp at the age of nine with Omaha Symphony principal harpist, Mary Walter Bircher.

Heidi resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she teaches at Trevecca Nazarene University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Free Will Baptist Bible College, maintains a studio for private lessons, directs the Music City Harp Ensemble, and freelances throughout Middle Tennessee. She is Principal Harpist Tennessee Philharmonic, and performs regularly with the Nashville and Knoxville Symphony Orchestras. Mrs. O’Gara Jellison has also played with the Houston Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Omaha Symphony. Heidi was Principal Harpist with the Roanoke Symphony, Bowling Green Symphony, Charlottesville University Symphony Orchestra; directed the Roanoke Youth Harp Ensemble; was the Harp Instructor at the University of Virginia, Hollins University, and Liberty University.

During the summer, Heidi O’Gara Jellison can be found in the mountains of Virginia at the Wintergreen Music Festival.  She has also toured Europe with the North Carolina School of the Arts International Program, and has attended the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland and Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. For fourteen successive summers, Heidi attended the world- renowned Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine. Heidi founded Music City Harp Ensemble in 2005, and ensemble for students ages 8 to adults of all ages.

Repertoire Sample:

This is only a sample list of my repertoire; please see my website for additional musical selections.

TRADITIONAL WEDDING MUSIC:

Air from “Water Music”

Amazing Grace

Arioso by J.S. Bach

Ave Maria

Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin”

Canon in D

Clair de Lune

Danny Boy

Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Handel's Concerto in Bb

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Largo by G.F. Handel

Lord’s Prayer

Ode to Joy

Prelude in C

Perfect Love

Rigaudon

Sonata in A major, K. 208

Traumerei

Trumpet Tune

Trumpet Voluntary

Wedding March

SAMPLE OF RECEPTION MUSIC:

Ain’t Misbehavin’

All I Ask of You from “Phantom of the Opera”

Bidin’ My Time

Chances Are

Edelweiss

Embraceable You

Evergreen

Everybody Loves Somebody

I Get a Kick Out of You

I Got Rhythm

It’s Been a Long, Long Time

Love is Here to Stay

Memory

New Blues

Nightingale

Planxty Duncan

The Rose

Satin Doll

Scarborough Fair

Some Enchanted Evening

Someone to Watch Over Me

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Tea for Two

Time After Time

A Time for Us from “Romeo & Juliet”

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Listen to Audio Samples:
Concerto in B-flat by G.F. Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Wedding March
Desired Events:
  • Anniversary
  • Awards Night
  • Banquet
  • Birthday
  • Christening
  • Christmas Party
  • Church
  • Coffee Shop
  • Community Event
  • Convention
  • Corporate Function
  • Country Club
  • Cruise Ship
  • Dinner Dance
  • Fund Raiser
  • Funeral
  • Graduation Party
  • Grand Opening
  • Hotel
  • Movie Soundtrack
  • Orchestra Performance
  • Picnic
  • Private Party
  • Reception
  • Recital
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Shower
  • Studio Session
  • Temple
  • TV Soundtrack
  • Wedding
  • Other

Price:

Please see my website for current pricing information.

Visit my Website:

www.heidiharp.com

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Reviews

"She is a master of the harp. She played with sensitivity and expressiveness."

-Roanoke Times

"Heidi you were wonderful, and the music was PERFECT!"

-Roseanne, mother-of-the-bride

"You have taught me far more than music. You have shown me the beauty of music and opened my eyes to where it can take you. Your dedication to the harp defines you as a role model for all who come in contact with you."

-Kaile, student

Audio Samples
Concerto in B-flat by G.F. Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Wedding March

Recordings
 
Christmas Peace 2
Solo Guitar, Piano & Cello, Solo Harp, 3 CD Set
 
Hear Heidi O'Gara Jellison on the new recording "Christmas Peace 2".
 

Order directly from Heidi at www.heidiharp.com or go to www.christianbook.com.

 
 
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