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Artist At A Glance

  • Career spanning 59 years
  • Principal Harpist Valley Symphony Orchestra 3 seasons (2015-2017)
  • Approved for instruction at both public & private schools
  • 2011 presented a special invited solo performance for President George W. Bush.
  • Professional harpist for over 46 years.
  • Experience in all venues including: weddings, receptions, private parties, private functions, memorial services, church services, orchestral/choral/wind concerts, recitals, workshops, master classes, demonstrations and clinics.
  • Maintained private lesson studio for students of all ages.
  • Attended Indiana University and the University of Michigan received a degree in harp performance.
  • Additional studies include: Salzedo Summer Harp Colony, Camden, Maine, National Music Camp Interlochen, Michigan
  • Professor of Harp University of Illinois for over 12 years and additional Instructor of Harp at Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois State University.
  • Career performances include: opera, ballet, orchestra,choral, wind, band, musical theater, radio broadcast recitals throughout the United States.
  • Performances with include the following world renowned artists: Marvin Hamlish, the London Symphony Orchestra, (on tour) Marilyn Horne, Itzhak Perlman, Van Cliburn, The Moody Blues, Richard Stoltzman, Dawn Upshaw, and U.S. Marine Band of Washington D.C. ("The President's Own").
  • American Harp Society Member & Midwest Regional Director 1994-1997
  • American Harp Society Foundation Board of Directors 2012 serving as secretary (both are elected positions)
  • Former President of the American Harp Society Foundation
  • Adjudicator of harp competitions in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Arizona
  • 2012 Anne Adams Awards Competition(AHS) adjudicator in conjunction with the 2012 AHS Conference held in New York City.


Ms. Keene with her teacher Marion Carter Rosenson (May 1968)