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Anastasia Jellison
Instructor, Harp
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Anastasia Jellison holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Alice Chalifoux, Principal Harp of the Cleveland Orchestra for 47 years. In 1999 she completed her Master of Music Degree in Harp Performance at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, under the instruction of Paula Page, Principal Harpist of the Houston Symphony.

Miss Jellison has extensive experience as an orchestral harpist. She has played with the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, the Knoxville Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Opera Roanoke, and several other ensembles throughout Texas, Ohio, and Virginia. She has toured Europe with the North Carolina School of the Arts, attended the International Festival-Institute at Round Top in Round Top, TX, and has traveled to Japan with the Pacific Music Festival. This summer will be her second season with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival and her seventh season at the Lancaster Music Festival in Lancaster, OH. She debuted with the Roanoke Symphony for the 50th Anniversary Concert in a performance of the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. She was named Principal Harp of the RSO in 2005.

Anastasia worked as a full time harp teacher for the Richmond Public School System. She currently teaches at the University of Richmond, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Southern Virginia University and Washington and Lee. Miss Jellison also instructs private students both in Richmond and Roanoke in addition to her duties as the Director of the Roanoke Youth Symphony Harp Ensemble.


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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176