Christine Van Arsdale

Christine Van Arsdale has an eclectic musical background, growing up singing folk and church music, as well as popular jazz standards, before beginning formal studies on the piano and harp. Her grandparents were voice teachers, so a natural love for melody, rhythm, and phrasing were instilled in her at a very early age — much like the Suzuki method approach for talent development that she teaches.

Christine received classical harp training at Queens College, Winthrop University, and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she was awarded a full graduate scholarship. She loves to learn and enjoys expanding her musical skills. She has traveled the globe, studying fascinating aspects of the harp world such as the cross-strung Spanish harp, the Scottish clarseach, and the Breton wire-strung harp.

Christine's orchestra career has included many years as Principal Harp for various orchestras in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as Solo Harpist of the Orquesta del Principado de Asturias in Oviedo, Spain. She is a member of the Charlotte Symphony and currently teaches in the music department at Central Piedmont Community College.

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