Bridget Ence Jackson has been a harpist for 13 years and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Harp Performance at Utah Valley University. While attending UVU she earned a music scholarship every semester, including the prestigious Rebecca Marriott Champion Music Scholarship, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Bridget regularly plays with local symphonies, and as a freelance harpist she is hired for special events and has played for several prestigious figures such as UVU President Matthew Holland and Governor Mitt Romney. Along with teaching the harp to beginning and intermediate students of all ages, she also works for hospices and rest homes to provide therapeutic music to patients in need.
Brigette was a pleasure to work with. She arrived early and was ready to go. Her music is absolutely beautiful. She played for my father's viewing and we couldn't have been happier. Her beautiful music added a peaceful and restful atmosphere on a very difficult day for our family. I would highly recommend her!
Bridget was a delight to work with.The party guests continually said that her music was beautiful to listen to.
Price Range: $100/hr (+$25 cartage fee if over 20 mi away)
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
I'm very flexible when it comes to events; I'll play at wedding ceremonies, receptions, funerals, dinners, cocktail parties, you name it. I always arrive in plenty of time to set up, so you don't have to worry about that with the other stresses of event planning! I usually like to take a break after an hour of playing (or after I finish my set), but other than that I can play for as long as you need. If your event has a certain theme and you'd like for me to dress, or embellish my instrument, to go along with that theme, I can do that as well. I take requests ahead of time as well, though there may be fees involved depending on if I don't already have the piece in my repertoire.
Bridget Ence Jackson is a professional harpist from Las Vegas, Nevada who has been playing the harp for over thirteen years. As a young harpist she competed in festivals every year and earned all "superior" ratings. She also played for several seasons as a member of the Las Vegas Zion's Youth Symphony in front of thousands of people at the Smith Center for Performing Arts. She has attended multiple harp camps and master classes led by famous harpists such as Carrol McLaughlin and Emmanuel Ceysson.
Bridget now resides in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Harp Performance at Utah Valley University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. While attending UVU she earned a music scholarship every semester, including the prestigious Rebecca Marriott Champion Music Scholarship. Bridget regularly plays with local symphonies, including the West Valley Symphony and the Utah Chapter of Witness Music. As a freelance harpist she is hired for special events and has played for several prestigious figures such as UVU President Matthew Holland and Governor Mitt Romney. Along with teaching the harp to beginning and intermediate students of all ages, she also works for hospices and rest homes to provide therapeutic music to patients in need.
Additional Booking Notes
I can provide my own sound system if needed (it usually depends on the size of the space).
For staging, I would prefer to be placed somewhere that doesn't involve going up stairs, since the harp is heavy and hard to maneuver up stairs (elevators are great!) Also, inside venues are preferred, as the harp is sensitive to temperature and can be damaged by weather. Fees may apply for outdoor venues.
Lighting is flexible, I have a music stand light that I use to see my music at events with dimmer lights. Red or pink lighting is a little difficult since some of the strings on the harp are red and that will make them disappear.
Past Booked Events
|July 08, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 19, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
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