Rebecca Foreman, Harpist
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“Hats off to Rebecca Foreman’s contributions.”
– Arizona Daily Star

Rebecca Foreman earned her BM summa cum laude and her MM magna cum laude in Harp Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with  Susann McDonald and JoAnn Turovsky. While at USC she served as principal harpist for the American Youth Symphony and the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra. She also performed with the Long Beach Opera and Long Beach Symphony under the direction of Murray Sidlin. As solo harpist at Bernard’s restaurant in the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Rebecca expanded her repertoire beyond the classics to include arrangements of favorite show tunes and jazz standards.

Rebecca was twice a finalist in national competitions sponsored by the American Harp Society and was also a recipient of the society’s prestigious Ruth Lorraine Close Award.

Presently, Ms. Foreman is active throughout the Southwest as a recitalist and orchestral musician. She is principal harpist with the Tucson Pops Orchestra and also performs as a substitute player with the Phoenix Symphony and Tucson Symphony. In 1996 she had the unique opportunity to serve as principal harpist for the Arizona Opera production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in Flagstaff, leading a section of six harpists.

Rebecca is also active as a harp instructor in both Phoenix and Tucson. Her students have placed in All-State Festival auditions, the American String Teachers’ Association (ASTA) State Solo Competition, and the ASTA National Honors Orchestra. Between 2000 and 2007 she was professor of harp at Arizona State University and is presently a music educator with Amphitheater Public Schools in Tucson. 

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