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Bio

ELAINE CHRISTY is winner of the American Harp Society National Harp Competition and has twice won the Ruth Lorraine Close Competition Award for advanced study. Ms. Christy was invited to perform at the World Harp Congress in Seattle/Tacoma in 1999 and Geneva, Switzerland in 2002. She has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Riverside, St. Bartholomew, and Trinity Church concert series, and gave the world premiere of Oyeme con los ojos by Allison Sniffin in Merkin Hall and has appeared with the CBS Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman. She is a member of the Richardson Chamber Players, Princeton University.

A past member of the Board of Directors of the World Harp Congress and the American Harp Society, Ms. Christy has also served as a national competition judge. Her publications have appeared in the American Harp Journal and the World Harp Congress Review, and her music editions for solo harp have been published by Lyon and Healy.              

Elaine Christy holds a doctorate degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and has been Professor of Harp at the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. She is currently Harp Instructor at Princeton University.