Anne Sullivan, Adjunct Instructor, Harp
Adjunct Instructor, Harp
University of Delaware
Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Newark, DE 19716
Anne Sullivan began her career as a concert harpist at age 12 when
she twice appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. A
graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she was a member of the music
theory faculty there from 1982-2002. Currently she is the harp
instructor at the University of Delaware and at Swarthmore College in
Pennsylvania. Ms. Sullivan is the author and arranger of more than
two-dozen works for harp and has published a series of ear training
books specifically for the harp student. She has made many of her works
widely available on her website, harpmusicdownloads.com.
Her dedication to the development of complete musicianship skills in
her students has brought her acclaim as both a teacher and a lecturer.
She recently presented her lecture “Solfège: Learning Music from the
Inside Out” at the Mid-Atlantic Harp Festival in Alexandria, Va. Since
2009, she has been a Galaxy, the Arts in Education artist, presenting
school programs in central Pennsylvania.
A native of the
Philadelphia area, Ms. Sullivan is in demand as a recitalist, chamber
musician and symphonic soloist throughout the region. Her orchestral
appearances have included engagements with the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra; the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, where she was principal
harpist; the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra; and the Chamber Orchestra of
Philadelphia. She has accompanied many classical and popular artists
including Luciano Pavarotti, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra and Roger
Daltrey of The Who. She has been listed in Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans and 2000 Notable American Women.
1986 she cofounded the flute and harp duo SPARX with flutist Joan
Sparks. The duo has appeared in concert across the country and received
numerous national awards, including awards from Chamber Music America
and the National Flute Association. SPARX was featured in 2009 the
National Flute Association national convention in New York City,
performing the Sonata for Flute and Harp that they commissioned from composer Lowell Leibermann. The duo has released three CD recordings: Reflections, The Power of Two and Christmas Echoes.
Recent accomplishments include the release of her debut solo CD, Romantische, and a live concert recording Duo Parisienne with
Nancy Bean, former assistant concertmaster with the Philadelphia
Orchestra. She also founded the Shade Mountain Winery Chamber Music
Series in Middleburg, Pa., which presents three concerts each year, and
the Harp in the Mountains Summer Festival, a summer music camp for
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