Kristin Lloyd is a freelance harpist who is passionate about both performance and teaching. She has performed in a wide array of orchestral, solo, and chamber music concerts, and is actively engaged in music outreach and education. She has recently been selected to participate in the Orchestra Institute Napa Valley Fellowship Program, where she plays principal harp in the Symphony Napa Valley.
Ms. Lloyd completed her Master of Music Performance degree in harp at the University of Michigan, under the instruction of Joan Holland. She received her Bachelor of Music degree, Magna cum Laude, from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she studied with Ms. Paula Page, the principal harpist of the Houston Symphony.
Ms. Lloyd has extensive orchestral experience, including conservatory, festival, and professional orchestras. She has performed with a number of professional orchestras, including the Symphony Napa Valley, the Woodlands Symphony, and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. Beyond that, she has attended several summer music festivals, including Brevard Music Center, Eastern Music Festival, and Round Top Festival Institute. In addition, she has played harp for professional musical theater productions, including a production of The Fantasticks at the Encore Theater in Dexter, Michigan.
Kristin also enjoys teaching harp students and doing music outreach. Ms. Lloyd is currently the harp instructor and a chamber music artist-in-residence at Pacific Union College. Additionally, she is a teaching artist in the arts integration program at Salvador Elementary and volunteers in the music program at Napa Valley Language Academy. She has also designed music sessions for refugee youth through PAIR and Catholic Charities of Tennessee and has volunteered in Music and Movement classes for children with special needs. She is dedicated to bringing classical music to those who might not otherwise have access to it and has performed concerts in settings such as schools, hospitals, and retirement homes, and community centers.
In addition to these pursuits, Ms. Lloyd is an active freelance musician, performing in settings such as weddings, parties, and other special events. With its visual and tonal beauty, the harp is the perfect addition to any festive event, such as a wedding, party, baby shower, banquet, or graduation. Kristin would love to work with you to provide the ideal musical selections for your special occasion. You may prefer solo harp or harp as part of a chamber ensemble. Some possibilities include: harp and cello, harp and flute, harp and string trio, or harp and voice.