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Claire Yingling

Studied with Kathleen Bride at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Claire also studied at the Chicago College of Performing Arts with Sarah Bullen. Ms. Yingling is a member of the American Harp Society and MTNA. 

Claire: An International orchestral and solo harpist, Claire Yingling has performed across the U.S and Italy. Her orchestral performances have been with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Allen Philharmonic, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Symphony of Southeast Arkansas, the Honor Orchestra of America, the Ohio Light Opera, and CCM’s Spoleto Festival Orchestra. She is an avid chamber musician, with a special interest in new music and has premiered multiple works by living composers. Claire is also very interested in world music. She has performed with the Balinese Gamelan Lila Muni, Gamelan Bwana Kumala, and the Eastman Mbira ensemble.

Claire teaches piano and harp lessons, as well as gives master classes and lectures on the harp and careers in music. She began her musical studies with piano at the age of 4 and began harp at the age of 7. She began taking lessons with Ulli Brinksmeier at the Cincinnati College of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio by the age of 10 . She then went on to study with Kathleen Bride at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Claire also studied at the Chicago College of Performing Arts with Sarah Bullen. Ms. Yingling is a member of the American Harp Society and MTNA.

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Claire Yingling