Genie Thiergartner, Harpist

Adding musical magic to your special occasion





Principal harpist. Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Indiana, 1991 to present. Guy Victor Bordo, present conductor

Principal harpist. Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield, Ohio, 1995 to present; Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor

Harpist. Middletown Symphony Orchestra, Middletown, Ohio, 1988-present; Principal harpist since 1993; Carmen DeLeone, conductor

Principal harpist. Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton, Ohio, 1994-present; Paul Stanbery, conductor  

Substitute harpist. Achieved position on substitute list for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra through an audition in 2002

Harpist. River City Pops, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987 to 2002; Paul Zappa, conductor

Harpist. Blue Ash Symphony Orchestra, Blue Ash, Ohio, 1990 to 2002; Paul Stanbery, conductor  

Substitute harpist. Dayton Philharmonic Opera Orchestra, Dayton Ohio, 1993, 2002

Substitute harpist. Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999.

Harpist. pit orchestra for Its a Wonderful Life, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio, December, 1998

Substitute harpist.  Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Cincinnati Ohio, 1997-present; Carmen DeLeone, conductor

Substitute harpist. Evansville Symphony Orchestra, Evansville, Indiana, 1996

Substitute harpist. Miami Whitewater and Sorg Opera Companies, Richmond Indiana and Middletown, Ohio, 1991-1995; Charlie Combopiano, conductor

Substitute harpist. Wright-Patterson Air Force Band of Flight, Fairborn, Ohio, 1991

Substitute harpist. Achieved position on substitute list for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra through an audition in 1988

Freelance harpist performing in church orchestras as well as performing in other musical engagements, 1987-present



Studied privately with Alice Chalifoux, former principal harpist of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra at the Salzedo School in Camden, Maine and through the Cleveland Institute of Music

College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Master of Music, 4.0 GPA, Linda Wellbaum, former second harpist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, teacher

DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, 3.8 GPA, Bernice Grubb, teacher


awards and scholarships

University Graduate Scholarship, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati

Rector Scholarship and DePauw University School of Music Scholarship from DePauw University

DePauw School of Music Performance Award


musical Organizations

Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society                              

Mu Phi Epsilon, Professional Music Fraternity                                  

American Harp Society                      



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