Andrea Stern, Arts
The art & tradition of the harp
Venues: Arts & Educational Programming
Minnesota based harpist Andrea Stern has been a professional musician for over two decades, after she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. Andrea has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. She was Principal Harpist of the Maracaibo Symphony ( Venezuela) and more recently played for the Minnesota Opera. Andrea provides a full range of musical offerings for individual and business clients, and is an accomplished teacher for students of all ages.
Andrea provides educational programs for children from pre-school through senior high. Her programs combine basics about the harp, audience participation, music appreciation, performance and a generous sprinkling of humor and fun. She has been on the roster of Young Audiences of Minnesota/ Compass for years, presenting assemblies to children throughout the region.
Andrea teaches both concert and Celtic harp to children and adults. She was awarded a prestigious grant from National Endowment for the Arts to teach at the St. Francis Music Center. Currently she teaches at MacPhail Center for Music,and is adjunct faculty at Augsburg College in Minneapolis and St.Thomas University in St Paul. In 2004 and 2006 she performed and gave master classes in Belgrade and Novi Sad (Serbia).
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Minneapolis-based musician Andrea Stern has been a professional performing artist for over two decades. Her experience performing with symphonies throughout the world, playing for the Minnesota Opera, and being an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College and the University of St. Thomas, have allowed her the ability to engage audiences and students in their appreciation for the arts. Andrea has several programs that will enrich your audience’s cultural understanding for the arts in many ways.
“Harpistry” is a solo performance by Andrea Stern that includes a variety of classical and cultural pieces utilizing both the concert and Celtic harps.
Jigs & Jives, Celtic Music and Dance
Explore the music, stories, limericks, and lore of Ireland. Gain insight into Irish traditions and its impact of music and dance on American culture. This program features wind instruments and harps and can also be combined with Irish dancers. Learn a simple jig step and how to identify different dance rhythms.
The Magic of Harp
Did you know that the harp is thought to be one of the world’s oldest musical instruments and has 37 different ways to make sounds? An around-the-world tour takes students from Japan to Ireland to Latin America, as they experience the dazzling sounds and technical workings of Andrea’s concert and Celtic harps. Andrea is dedicated to sharing her musical talent with young people using humor and warmth. Audience: Children and Families.