~ Denise Grupp-Verbon is an exceptionally accomplished Harpist, graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Harp Performance, and going on to complete her Master's Degree in Harp Performance at Northwestern University. In addition to her college career, Denise studied harp privately, for many years, with Mr. Edward Druzinsky, Principal Harpist with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 40 years.

 

~ Having over 30 years of experience as a professional harpist, Denise has performed in many theater productions that include Gypsy!, Annie Get Your Gun, Hello Dolly, La Cage Aux Folles, Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, and Kiss Me Kate.  Denise has appeared with The Manhattan Transfer, Electric Light Orchestra II, Peoria Symphony, Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Bloomington-Normal Symphony, The Civic Orchestra of Chicago and The Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Denise mainly performs in the Toledo/Northwest Ohio, and Southeast Michigan areas as a freelance harpist and member of the incredibly distinctive duos, Tapestry "Harp & Guitar", and China Blue "Harp & Flute" or "Harp & Violin".

 

~ Teaching harp privately, from her home studio, Denise also is an adjunct music faculty member at Owens State Community College and Siena Heights University. With an extensive musical repertoire ranging from Classical to Pop, and Standards to Celtic, Denise's unique blend of musical styles is perfect for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, corporate or private event.


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