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"My passion is to enrich audiences through the inspirational ethos of music. Whether enhancing the joy of a celebration or creating space for restorative contemplation, I am privileged to participate in my clients' most precious life experiences."

- Dawn


Dawn’s outstanding professional reputation has established her as a leading freelance harpist in the Chicagoland area. In addition to specializing in wedding performances, she maintains a thriving career entertaining for corporate, holiday, and celebratory occasions. As a versatile solo and ensemble musician she also performs regularly with various instrumentalists... read more


Testimonials

"You truly were a significant role in making the day perfect. I have had many comments on how peaceful, calming, and elegant you sounded. I wanted my ceremony to stand out from others and your playing the harp definitely did that."


- BRIDGET T.

"I had always envisioned how our ceremony would be and the feeling of serenity I had hoped to achieve during our wedding. I must say, my expectations were exceeded with you being there. I will always look back on our day, fondly remembering the special 'touch' of your harp music that lent so much to our ceremony."


- DIANE G.

"Dawn was a joy to work with. The music she provided was nothing short of amazing! Her mastery of the harp and her beautiful playing provided a unique and memorable musical backdrop to our wedding ceremony. She is very professional and will go above and beyond to ensure that your wedding is truly remarkable."


- APRIL A.

"You are not just moving some strings with your fingers; it seems you let your emotions come through your music. Just to look at you, you are so graceful, and there seems to be a peace and love that fills the room when you play. I would say even the people walking by in a rush are sensing this too, putting them in a happy frame."


- GUEST, DRAKE HOTEL

"Your playing added such an elegant touch to our party. You chose a remarkable selection of music and played everything beautifully. It was wonderful background music and we had nothing but compliments from everyone who participated."


- CARLO GAVAZZI, INC., CORPORATE PARTY

Wedding

As a prominent feature of your wedding, harp music evokes images of romantic elegance. Dawn is dedicated to creating a beautiful ambiance for celebrating your lifelong commitment.

Dawn provides her clients with insight acquired through decades of experience performing for weddings. Her expertise provides you assurance that the nuances of music repertoire, timing of cues and attention to details—whether planned or unforeseen—are handled with utmost professionalism and care.


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Music Selection

Dawn customizes ceremony music to reflect your unique wedding style. Her broad repertoire encompasses music to meet traditional, classical and contemporary preferences.

An exclusive online Wedding Music Guide is included with Dawn’s wedding package. This convenient planning tool provides samples of highly sought-after wedding music selections and step-by-step instructions for personalizing your ceremony timeline.

Contact Dawn to request a customized artistic program for your wedding.

 


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Media

Dawn performs an extensive selection of traditional harp repertoire and contemporary music. Even the most diverse audiences will be entertained with a curated assortment of classical, standards, popular, show tunes, love songs and Celtic music.

Solo Harp
At Last

Mack Gordon & Harry Warren

Perfect

Ed Sheeran

I Dreamed a Dream

Claude-Michel Schönberg

All You Need is Love

John Lennon & Paul McCartney

O Mio Babbino Caro

Giacomo Puccini


Holiday
Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

All I Want for Christmas

Mariah Carey

Ensembles

Enhance harp performances with additional instruments to create musical layers of depth and vibrant texture. Ensemble options can accommodate every musical palette and budget. A trio is comprised of the harp, cello, and melody instrument (violin or flute) and produces a rich, full-bodied sound. For a lighter alternative, select a duo by pairing the violin, cello or flute with the harp.

Harp/Violin/Cello Trio
Canon in D

Johann Pachelbel

Claire de Lune

Claude Debussy

Celtic Medley

Traditional

El Choclo - Tango

Ángel Villoldo

Stairway to Heaven

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant


Harp/Violin Duo
Meditation from Thias

Jules Massenet


Harp/Cello Duo
The Swan

Camille Saint-Saëns

Swingin' Sheppard Blues

Moe Koffman


Harp/Flute/Cello Trio
Fantasia on Greensleeves

Vaughan Williams

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Outdoor Events

Musical entertainment provides the finishing touch for outdoor settings. Due to the fragile nature of the instruments, please adhere to the following considerations when planning an outside event. Musicians must be set up on a dry, level surface that is shaded and out of direct sunlight. Musicians cannot perform in conditions of impending rain, strong wind and temperatures below 65 degrees or higher than 85 degrees. Please note that outdoor events will be charged a nonrefundable $50 fee.

 

Amplification


A battery operated amplifier will be provided (at no additional cost) to ensure that the harp can be heard and enjoyed by your guests.

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