Tula Ruggiero

Classical Harp from Berkeley Springs, WV - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$325 - $2700 per event
Professional harpist Tula Ruggiero has returned to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Now a Doctor of Music in Harp from Florida State University's College of Music, she brings more performing expertise to your special event than ever before.

A versatile musician, Tula moves with ease from wedding ceremonies to the orchestra pit, from religious ceremonies to the concert stage. Tula and her harp can be a focal point, or blend easily into the background to provide a subtle, classy accompaniment to any event. Her training and years of experience allow her to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. In addition to the harp, Tula performs on the piano as an accompanist, church musician, and background musician. A dedicated teacher, Tula instructs harp and piano students of all ages and levels, and presents educational programs on the harp.

Tula has previously performed for weddings throughout the Shenandoah Valley at such venues as Cacapon Resort State Park and The Country Inn in West Virginia, North Mountain Vineyard, The George Washington Hotel, and The Mimslyn Inn in Virginia, Waynesboro Country Club in Pennsylvania, and in a multitude of churches throughout the region. In Florida, Tula has performed professionally with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard playing principle harp on the newly released Naxos recording, Dohnanyi Symphony No.2/ Two Songs.

Tula earned the MM in Pedagogy- Harp from the Shenandoah Conservatory where she studied with Elizabeth Blakeslee of the National Symphony Orchestra, a BM in Harp Performance from Montclair State University with André Tarantiles, and a BA magna cum laude from Rutgers University in American Studies. Tula also trained at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts where she was accepted to the elite, full scholarship Performer Resident Program in harp with teacher, Gretchen Van Hoesen of the Pittsburgh Symphony.


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Amazing performance. We requested a special song for our wedding that had many "runs" in the music and required extra practice time. Tula was very willing to learn the song and her performance of the song was amazing!!! Tula arrived early at the wedding site, allowing us to relax that our only musician for prelude music and processional would be present. Her skill as a harpist is wonderful. Our guests described her music as "beautiful, elegant, classic, breathtaking and amazing". Her ability & her communication with us to be sure we had exactly what we wanted for our wedding was impressive. We recommend Tula to any person who desires professional harp music!!!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Tula was good to work with, we had a special song request and she found the music for it and played it very well.She and communicated via e-mail and she answered very quickly. My daughters wedding was quite successful because of her. Jeff, father of the bride and wedding planner.

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Beautiful playing and selection of music; Tula pays special attention to requests/needs and is very accommodating. Our guests were particularly complimentary of her playing, and gave her a huge round of applause!

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2014
Dec
24
Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church
Berkeley Springs, WV
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2014
Dec
15
Shook Retirement Home
Chambersburg, PA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Dec
8
Shook Retirement Home
Chambersburg, PA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Dec
7
Harp Orchestra at the Grace Milliman Pollock Center
Camp Hill, PA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2011
Dec
25
Christmas Services, Calvary United Methodist Church
Great Cacapon, WV
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2011
Dec
13
TCC Community Auditorium, Tallahassee Civic Chorale
Tallahassee, FL
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Wedding March
Wagner
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Prelude in C
Bach
Largo from the New World Symphony
Dvorak
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Allegretto from Spring
Vivaldi
Meditation from Thais
Massenet
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Gluck
Pavane
Faure
Harp
Classical 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 Tula Ruggiero will also travel to Great Cacapon, Hancock, Hedgesville, Little Orleans, Big Pool, Warfordsburg, Crystal Spring, Paw Paw, Artemas, Cross Junction, Gerrardstown, Clear Spring, Martinsburg, Falling Waters, Flintstone, Inwood, Levels, Bloomery, Oldtown, Slanesville, Bunker Hill, Clearville, Needmore, Points, Williamsport, Big Cove Tannery, Clear Brook, Gore, Green Spring, Kearneysville.
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