Jill Whitman

Jill Whitman received bachelor’s degrees in harp performance and German language from the University of Washington, studying with Pamela Vokolek and Lynne Palmer. After completing her master’s degree at Western Washington University, she toured for the Community Concerts division of Columbia Artists throughout Canada with the trio Harps International and as an American Harp Society Concert Artist. She has also performed concerts in Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Norway and Chile. She is principal harp with the Whatcom Symphony and Yakima Symphony and has performed with the Seattle and Spokane Symphonies. Jill is professor of harp at Western Washington University, serves on the national Suzuki harp repertoire development committee, and loves to teach children how to play the harp. She is an avid arranger of Celtic music and carols and directs the chamber ensemble NOEL, featured in performance at the 2010 American Harp Society conference as well as during the Christmas season in the Northwest.

Master Classes Harp Maintenance and Much More

September 1, 2012 by Nikki Lemire, Jill Whitman

The Suzuki harp teachers in the Americas, though one of the smallest groups represented at the conference, were nonetheless encouraged and engaged in the several harp sessions and master classes given by the presenters. Guest clinician Karen Gottlieb, from San Francisco,… Read more ▶


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