Instructor: Nancy Lendrim
Dates: July 11,12 and 13
Thursday 2:00- 3:30
Location: Miller 300
Workshop Fee: $25 per workshop includes the use of a harp
Limit: 12 participants per workshop- children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult
Have you ever wanted to try the harp? For three afternoons this summer, you can! New to the MostArts Festival for 2017, you can learn the fundamentals of the oldest of instruments when you try your hand (probably both hands!) at making music on the harp. Under the guidance of the MostArts Festival harpist, Nancy Lendrim, you can embark on a musical adventure where you can learn to play a glissando, pick out a few notes, learn the history of the harp, and join with other people in a relaxed and fun setting. No musical experience is required, although the ability to read simple music would probably be helpful. Nancy will help you proceed at your own pace, with the goal of playing a duet with her by the end of the third day! Harps are provided, so you do not have to bring or build your own. Tap into your inner angel at the MostArts Harp Fantasy Camp
Nancy Lendrim is Principal Harpist of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, where she holds the Lois Nitschke Chair for Harp. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Nancy was a student of renowned harpist Alice Chalifoux, and for 12 summers was a participant at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine.
She has appeared frequently as a soloist with The Toledo Symphony on their Chamber, Mainly Mozart, Classics and Neighborhood Concert series. Nancy has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, North Carolina Opera and the Atlanta Symphony. Chamber performances across the United States have been highlighted by numerous world premiere performances, most recently in St. Louis and Norfolk.
With Jody Guinn, Nancy is a founding member of the Salzedo Harp Duo. They have performed at World Harp Congresses in Geneva and in Amsterdam, and have appeared as performers and clinicians across the U.S. The Duo has released two recordings on the Azica label, and are currently preparing a third.
Nancy is Director of Harp Ensembles for the Curtis Summerfest, and is a member of the faculty of the University of Toledo and the Toledo School for the Arts. For 11 years, she was Director of Ensembles for the Saratoga Harp Colony. Recent master classes have included the University of Michigan and Tanglewood. As a Suziki-Certified harp teacher, she also teaches at the Toledo Symphony School of Music. In addition, Nancy has served as both clinician and adjudicator at numerous harp conferences and competitions.
Offstage, Nancy maintains an active roster of private students and is a regular contributor and reviewer for The Harp Column magazine. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, her book club and preparing for her next marathon. She lives in Sylvania, Ohio with husband Roger Greive and sons Elliot and Oliver.