B i o g r a p h y
Amy Moreland is a university-trained professional harpist. She loves to surprise audiences with the versatility and allure of the harp. Currently, she continues to share her passion with audiences at the Hult Center, Elsinore Theatre, Beall Concert Hall, the Oregon Gardens, and the Oregon State Capitol. In addition to performances with professional ensembles such as the Salem Concert Band, Salem Pops Orchestra, Orchestra NEXT, Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale, and the Corban University choirs, chamber orchestra, concert band and jazz band, Amy has collaborated with the Portland based Celtic ensemble, Whispering Roses, and also performed as a member of Dulce Jubilet harp ensemble. Amy enjoys frequently performing for public events, weddings, and various private functions.
Although classically trained, Amy’s large solo repertoire includes music of many different genres from the music of Mozart and Handel to classic Gershwin tunes, Broadway standards, as well as Celtic and folk music. One of her favorite musical experiences was performing for the Roger and Hammerstein musical Cinderella.
In addition to performing regularly, Amy is an avid composer. At age 14, her first collection for solo harp was released. Amy has also written for harp and ensemble, piano solo, piano and ensemble, as well as chamber works, and a full orchestra and chorus work.
Amy graduated from Corban University with a degree in harp performance and composition where she studied with Dr. Jeff Parsons and John T. Bartsch Jr. Her former teachers have included Karen Almquist and Peggy Dougherty. Amy received both academic and music awards from Corban University as well as an award from the National Federation of Music Clubs for harp solo.
Amy is available to play for most any event and also teaches harp lessons to students of all ages. She is always eager to accommodate special requests made in advance.