Gretchen Brumwell is Principal Harpist with Orchestra Iowa and performs for weddings and other events around eastern Iowa. Committed to excellence in performance and service to clients, she is eager to discuss how she can help make your event a success.
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Gretchen did a fantastic job! She was very professional, a great communicator, and helped make our big day extra special. We are so happy to have had her for our ceremony!
I recommend her for your event! She Played wonderfully!
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Gretchen Brumwell is principal harpist of Orchestra Iowa and an active performer throughout eastern Iowa. In addition to her work as an orchestral and freelance musician, she has appeared as a featured soloist with many area symphonies, including Orchestra Iowa, the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, the Fort Dodge Area Symphony, and the Iowa City Community String Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she is a regular performer on Orchestra Iowa’s Showcase Chamber series.
A passionate educator, Ms. Brumwell serves as harp instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, Coe College, and the Orchestra Iowa School, where she also directs the Advanced Harp Ensemble. In the summer, she is the harp instructor at the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival. She has previously held faculty positions at Grinnell College, Wartburg College, Cornell College, the Lutheran Summer Music Festival, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
Ms. Brumwell followed an unusual path to the field of music, receiving a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and humanities from Grace University before earning her master’s degree in harp performance from Rice University. While at Rice University, she was a regular substitute with the Houston Symphony and the Houston Ballet Orchestra. She has studied with Paula Page, Mary Bircher, and the legendary Alice Chalifoux.
Past Booked Events
|July 02, 2022 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 11, 2022 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 30, 2022 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 17, 2022 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Easter Party|
|April 02, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 03, 2021 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 16, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Retirement Community Event|