Betsy Fitzgerald will add a touch of elegance to your special event! A world-class performer, Betsy has performed in the US, Japan, and South Korea and has been a featured performer at the Walt Disney World Resorts. She will help you select the music that is perfect for your event from a large repertoire including classical, jazz, popular, Celtic, and Broadway selections. Her music is perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as showers, private parties and bridesmaid luncheons. Betsy is available for performances throughout Georgia and beyond.
I can't write enough good things about working with Betsy Fitzgerald. When we had our consultation, she was very patient and played everything from regular wedding music like here comes the bride to really different music I have never heard before. She also gave us some great ideas including how we could include some family members that were not in the wedding party. At the wedding, she worked great with our wedding coordinator and had a ton of music when we ended up having to start a little late. She also let us take pictures with the harp (and let my dad try to play it!) I highly recommend Betsy to any bride looking for a a wonderful musician who really cares about your wedding!
Price Range: $200 and up
Betsy Fitzgerald is a highly sought-after harpist and pianist specializing in solo and chamber music performances as well as special outreach and school music programs. She has performed with orchestras in the US, South Korea and Japan and has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Kunitachi Symphony Orchestra (Japan), Seoul String Orchestra (S. Korea), Sinfonia Gulf Coast (Destin, Florida) and the Chamber Orchestra of Eastman (Rochester, New York). One of her specialties is performing with studio orchestras and her favorite performances include working with Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Doc Severinsen, Steve Vai and Paige O’Hara. In 1998 she began her first contract with Walt Disney World Entertainment, performing for thousands of guests at the Walt Disney World Resorts as a member of the Disney Grammy Orchestra. Today, she continues to return to Walt Disney World to perform in special performances with the Disney Encore Orchestra at EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
Betsy is the Principal Harpist of the Encore Cast Choir and Orchestra at Walt Disney World and Professor of Harp at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She previously was the Principal Harpist of Sinfonia Gulf Coast in Destin, FL. She can be heard performing locally with arts organizations such as Griffin Choral Arts, the Macon Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra Augusta and with numerous church music organizations including Mulberry United Methodist Church, Perry Presbyterian Church, and Christ Church (St. Simons Island). Betsy recently performed in a harp duo concert tour with her sister, Marguerite Lynn Williams, and was invited to perform at the 2011 World Harp Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Betsy has considerable experience performing at special events including weddings, military events, cocktail parties, receptions, and corporate parties. Her repertoire is quite vast from classical and Celtic music to Broadway and jazz standards. She enjoys working closely with clients to select the best music for their special occasion. This is particularly important for weddings, where she assists brides and grooms in their selection of the perfect music for their special day.
An Atlanta native, Ms. Fitzgerald lives in Macon, GA with her husband Keith, daughter Isabel, and cocker spaniel Sophie. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the Eastman School of Music, one of the nation’s top music conservatories, and studied harp performance at the graduate level at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. She also holds a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College (Towson, MD). She is available for performances throughout Georgia and the Southeast including Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, St. Simons Island, Hilton Head and Destin.
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