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Hello! My name is Joanna Rose Bologna. I am a college student at UNCW studying harp & voice performance & pre-dental prerequisites. Therefore, I can sing on top of (or in instead of) playing the harp if you so wish! I am available to play for any of your various events; whether it is a wedding, fancy dinner, hospice event, assisted living facility event, etc. I am flexible & willing to work with you to meet your needs!
Joanna was superb. She provided a great selection of easy listening dinner music for our 50th anniversary party.
Joanna played delightfully. She demonstrated her love of music with her harp that contributed to an enjoyable evening for our guests.
We would certainly enjoy having Joanna entertain again.
Joanna performance was fabulous!
Joanna was very professional and serious about her work "art".
Her harp and playing really made our event.
Defiantly will being using again, and highly recommend.
Joanna was very professional! Her talent is phenomenal! Her grace and poise was everything I had hoped it would be. Thank you Joanna!
Joanna did such a wonderful job at my wedding last October! We were able to provide her with custom songs and she made sure she could play them for us! She was very reliable and on time. I would definitely use her services again.
Joanna is absolutely phenomenal!!! She is one of the most talented people I know! Not only did she perform extremely well, she was very helpful in helping us choose our wedding ceremony music lineup. We had several wedding guest comment on how wonderful her singing and harp playing was! I highly recommend Joanna!
We had the pleasure of working with Joanna for a wedding in the fall of 2020. She was so organized, attentive to the details of the ceremony, and was incredibly talented! Working with her throughout the planning & seeing her "work her magic" on the wedding day provided peace of mind and set the beautiful ambiance for a really special ceremony. I would recommend her to anyone and hope to work with her again soon!
Price Range: $100-$600
Gig Length: 20 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
I will be early & prepared! Making sure the event planner/bridal party/whoever involved keeps their peace of mind, is extremely important to me. I am self sufficient, and will not be an imposition on the event. When you hire me, you will have a professional & prepared musician with great communication skills. I understand the important of ironing out details and staying on top of things in an efficient manner. As I previously stated, I am also able to sing at events if needed!
Contact me for videos/recordings of me performing; I am not able to upload most of them to GigSalad, because they are unable to be in the format required.
1. Honors Ensemble Choir and Tri-M Music Honor Society Member/ Officer:
•Responsible for music selection/distribution for choir & Tri-M.
•Assist organizing concerts, events, devotionals, Bible values, theory/sight reading instruction.
•Visit Trinity Grove Wellness Center on a monthly basis, providing music and fellowship.
•Vocal soloist with the U.S. International Ballet~ Wizard of Oz production at the Wilson Center. The HE Choir and theatre group joined the ballet for an interesting and beautiful blending of dance, drama, and music. Being selected as a soloist was a tremendous honor and so much fun!
•The HE Choir shared an amazing opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall as part of the National Youth Choir Festival! One of my favorite memories from my time at Coastal!
1. Traditum Worship Band Team / Leader:
Provide weekly vocal/instrumental devotional music at school (CCHS) chapel & special events.
•Select music, setup/strike, instruct & support members.
1. Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra:
I am extremely grateful and happy to be the first harpist to join the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra in its 16 year history.
1. Wilmington Symphony Orchestra/ Wilmington Symphonic Winds:
•I was invited to play 2nd harp for a small role in the WSO 2017 season premiere concert as well as a second invitation in 2019.
•Invited to play 1st harp for WSW’s Tour de Force concert.
1. Girls’ Choir of Wilmington: Harp Accompanist
We performed Benjamin Britten's, A Ceremony of Carols, which included the beautiful harp solo, Interlude.
1. Coastal Christian High School Talent Show:
Performed my original compositions, for voice and piano with a drum accompanist.
Freshman Year 2nd Place winner
Sophomore Year 1st Place winner
1. Coastal Christian H.S. Musicals: Lead Vocal Roles
My first formal theatre performance of my life was the role of Flotsam in Little Mermaid. My second was Ladahlord in James & the Giant Peach. I grew tremendously in these roles! This year I will play, Medda, in Newsies.
1. Salud Hondu, Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Faith Harbor United Methodist Church, The Davis Community, etc.
Harp soloist for RECURRING events & ceremonies for the last 4+yrs. Provided ceremonial & background music, as well as entertainment for many assisted living facilities.
Grades: 7-12 (ongoing)
1. Harp Gigs:
•My first paid harp solo gig was at thirteen years old. I was honored to be the featured soloist during the Lower Cape Fear Hospice (Myrtle Beach) Memorial Love Lights Ceremony. Pre/postlude music provided as well. December 2018 was my fifth consecutive callback.
•My first “real” wedding ceremony was at age sixteen.
•Various requests have come my way throughout high school such as church events, private parties, etc.
•I intend to work as a harp soloist for my college part time job and am currently planning my website. I hope to include original compositions with voice as part of my available repertoire.
Grades: 8-12 (ongoing)
1. Bluebird Rose Art Studio:
Although my art studio is not music related it is a big part of my arts background. I am (mostly) a jewelry artist and have earned a small income selling my designs.
•My work is sold locally in the Arboretum and Davis Community gift shops.
•All items are donated to these nonprofits as part of my 300+ hours of community service.
•Please visit our site to learn more about our
“Selling Globally~~Helping Locally” commitment and how we donated over $3,500 to local organizations!
Additional Booking Notes
It is important that I have a picture of where I will be playing! If I am playing outside, I have to make sure the conditions are right for my harp as I'm sure you can understand! Shade is optimal when playing outside. Whether or not I am amped is usually decided by the event planner. In previous weddings/events, the person in charge of the sound for the whole event was easily able to hook me up to his devices when needed.
Past Booked Events
|June 12, 2021 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|May 29, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 03, 2021 • 11:30am - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
In previous weddings I have played:
Air by Michael Monteclair for when the parents walk
Alleluia by Mike Magatagan for when the bridesmaids and groomsmen walk
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri for when the bride walks
& Perfect by Ed Sheeran for the ending of the ceremony
For pre & postlude music I play classical pieces.
However !!! I am open to suggestions for new pieces etc. and will determine if they are manageable.
I bring all of my own equipment, anything required outside of that (such as sound/amplifying equipment) would be determined by the event coordinator