Why hire Harpist Serena O'Meara?
Whether you are looking for solo harp or harp as a duo/trio with flute and cello, professional harpist Serena O'Meara is the person in the Upper Midwest to contact. She has a variety of sizes lever and pedal harps to create the concert or ambiance that you desire. Serena performs harp music for Parties, Weddings, Receptions, Open Houses, Funerals, Memorial Services, and Christmas events. She weaves a tapestry of sound with Classical, Soft Rock, Classic Rock, Celtic, Standards, Sacred, New Age and Holiday music.
By age 3, I was telling my world that I intended to be a professional harpist. I had several teachers, but the most influential were Gladys Hubner and Eileen Malone. Gladys had traveled in Vaudeville Troupes and recorded for silent movies before playing for many decades in NYC. Eileen was harpist in the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and faculty at the Eastman School of Music. Both women believed in and encouraged the development of my creative talents.
My bachelor's degree is Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota. I did my internship at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, KS. My first Music Therapy position was at the VAMC in Topeka. The Big Band Era Vets on those locked wards certainly kept me practicing. There were some amazingly knowledgeable and talented musicians there!
No matter where I lived, I worked evenings and weekends as a harpist. While in Idaho, I played summers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton Nat'l Parks (Rock Resorts).
I married and settled in my Wisconsin hometown in 1986. Since then I have focused on my harp career - performing, teaching, publishing, and recording (6 CDs). I am the Principal Harpist in the Chippewa Valley Symphony, but also play with many other organizations. This has allowed me to locate other musicians to duo/trio with.
I maintain a teaching studio of 45 students.
And I perform at incredible events!
Life is interesting!
Mark Yannie: Flute
Ann Huntoon: Flute
Susan Halderman: Cellist
Diane Martinson: Singer
Bethany Shuda: Harp
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Birthday Party, Casino, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Hotel, Private Party, Restaurant, Studio Session, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception