Dr. Vanessa Sheldon

Harp from Palm Springs, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $700 per job
Award winning harpist Dr. Vanessa Sheldon earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in harp and musicology from the University of Arizona, where she was honored as the youngest doctoral graduate, receiving her degree at age 19. A professional pedal and Celtic harpist and pianist for over 15 years, highlights of her concert tours have included performances in China, South Korea, Spain, South Africa, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She plays for such notables as Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Tippi Hedren, and Florence Henderson, has made several television appearances, and recently concertized with Barry Manilow and Il Divo.

Dr. Sheldon specializes in composing and transcribing virtuosic as well as non-traditional music for harp in addition to premiering new works for her instrument. With a solid background in Classical music, Dr. Sheldon's mastery of harp technique and artistic vision allows her to perform a variety of music spanning Celtic, Latin, pop, jazz, and rock genres. Enjoying the challenge of reinventing music for harp, her interpretations encompass such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Adele, jazz standards including Harlem Nocturne and In the Mood, show tunes, ragtime, and even legendary rock anthems such as Stairway to Heaven. The only electric harpist in the desert, amplification is a simple solution for lively receptions. Always mindful of her clients' preferences, with five harps to chose from, including a white harp perfect for weddings or as a keyboardist, Dr. Sheldon can customize the look and sound of her performance to suit any event, from heavenly background music to upbeat, show-stopping entertainment. Winner of the 2014 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award, given to the top 5% of wedding professionals across the U.S. and Canada.
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Christmas Party

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We engaged Dr. Vanessa Sheldon to set the mood for our Celtic themed Christmas party. And, relied on her discretion regarding the selection of music. Her selection was perfect and we and our guests were amazed and delighted at the music flowing from her Celtic harp. We recieved numerous compliments from our guests; with raves still being expressed by a guest as I write this reveiw the day after. Vanessa was friendly and professional; a pleasure to work with. All we can say is that it was a privilege to have such poise and talent grace our home. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking to add elegance and beautiful music to their event.

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2016
Jan
23
Wedding
Palm Springs, CA
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2014
Aug
10
Wedding Ceremony
Oceanside, CA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Jul
26
Private Party
Lake Arrowhead, CA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Jun
28
private residence
Palm Springs, CA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Jun
14
Torrance Public Library
Torrance, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2014
Jun
6
Desert Springs Marriott
Palm Desert, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dream On
Aerosmith
Flower Duet
Delibes
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zepplin
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Somewhere in Time
John Barry
The Prayer
David Foster
La Vie en Rose
Edith Piaf
Concerto for Harp
Handel
Clair de Lune
Debussy
All I Ask of You
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Piano
Harp
Classical Piano
Ambient Piano
Classical Keyboards
Celtic Harp
Classical Harp
Irish Harp
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Dr. Vanessa Sheldon will also travel to Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Mountain Center, Thousand Palms, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, North Palm Springs, Ripley, Idyllwild, White Water, La Quinta, Indio, Cabazon, Anza, Morongo Valley, Hemet, Coachella, Aguanga, San Jacinto, Banning, Pioneertown, Salton City, Yucca Valley, Beaumont, Thermal, Joshua Tree, Forest Falls, Warner Springs, Nuevo.
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