Andrea Mumm Trammell Adjunct Instructor of Harp
- M.M. Northwestern University
- B.M. Eastman School of Music
Areas of Expertise
- Harp Performance
- Harp Pedagogy
- Harp in Orchestra
I'm a native of New Jersey and hold the Dr. Billy Graham Principal Harp chair of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and also the Principal Harpist position of the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Colorado.
I have the pleasure of serving as Lecturer of Harp at University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) as well as Adjunct Harp Instructor at Davidson College. I also maintain a private teaching studio and have served as a judge for the American Harp Society Competition and Young Artist’s Harp Competition.
As a music educator, I have served as a guest lecturer, coach, and performer for the youth orchestra, NEOIJIBA in Salvador, Brazil as well as the Fundación Sinfonía Youth Orchestra in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In my teaching, I strive to not only teach standard harp solo repertoire, but also harp pedagogy, music theory, proper tuning, and orchestra excerpts and experience. I want all my students to be successful after graduating in whatever facet of harp they choose. I encourage students to build their own websites, start playing weddings and gigs, market themselves, and be prepared to enter the world with a functioning business model for how to make a career out of harp.
I began my pre-college harp studies at the Manhattan School of Music. I hold my Bachelor of Music degree as well as a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and my Master of Music degree with Program Honors from Northwestern University. I've also studied at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. My teachers included Susan Jolles, Kathleen Bride, Elizabeth Cifani, and Sarah Bullen.