Mary Jane D'Arville

3804 Ivyglen Dr.
Richmond, VA 23233
804-360-8925 (h)
856-796-2081 (c)

Teaching Experience

1983-presentPrivate Studio Instructor, Richmond, VA and Haddonfield, NJ
     Traditional and Suzuki pedagogy
     All ages and levels

2005, 2008, 2010Master Class Instructor
     Peabody Conservatory Preparatory Division, Baltimore, MD

2008Master Class Instructor
     Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2004-2007Harp Instructor (Volunteer)
     Cicely Tyson School of the Arts, East Orange, NJ

2006Master Class Instructor and Ensemble Coach
     University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1991-1996Adjunct Music Faculty, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

1983-1996Adjunct Music Faculty, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

1982-1995Director, Richmond Public Schools Harp Ensemble, Richmond, VA
     Directed harp program for seven public schools
     Staged numerous performances for community and school functions
     Featured at the American Harp Society, Washington, DC (1991)

1989-1991Adjunct Music Faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Orchestra Experience

2011-2012Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra, guest principal
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, guest harpist

2010, 2011Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, Principal Harpist

1983 - presentRichmond Symphony, Second Harpist and Substitute Principal, Richmond, VA

1983 - 1996Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, Principal Harpist, Charlottesville, VA
     Soloist 1993, 1996
     Substitute Principal (2010-present)

1991, 1992AIMS Orchestra, Principal Harpist, Graz, Austria

1986-1989Savannah Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal Harpist, Savannah, GA

Recitals, Concerts and Chamber Music (Selected)

2004Philadelphia Harp Ensemble, American Harp Society National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
     Rossen Milanov, conductor

2002Salzedo Harp Ensemble, World Harp Congress, Geneva, Switzerland
     Alice Chalifoux, coach; Paula Page, conductor

Artist Faculty Chamber Music Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Midday Music Series, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA

Richmond Public Library Gellman Concert Series, Richmond, VA

Rohrer Memorial Library Recital Series, Westmont, NJ

Freelance Engagements

1983-presentSolo Harpist and Lyrical Images Flute and Harp Duo, Richmond, VA and Philadelphia, PA
     Weddings, services, and a variety of private and corporate functions

2002-2009Substitute Tea Harpist, Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

1983-1996Tea Harpist, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Principal Teachers

Lynne Aspnes
Alice Chalifoux
Paula Page


1998/td>Harp Ensemble Arrangement: Amazing Grace

1997Harp Ensemble Arrangement: Chariots of Fire

Additional Professional Accomplishments

1997-presentCo-Founder and Director, Beginning in the Middle, Williamsburg, VA
     Annual conference for adult beginner harpists of all levels

2009, 2011Faculty, Harp Arts Adult Study Retreat, Smithgall Woods, GA
     Intense two-week summer program for adult beginner harpists of all levels

2009Presenter, American String Teachers Association Conference: "Using the Harp as a Viable Instrument in School and Ensemble Programs," Atlanta, GA

2007Ensemble Director, Georgia Chapter of the American Harp Society, Atlanta, GA
     Beginner, professional and combined ensembles with 50 harpists
     Adjudicator for the Georgia Chapter of the AHS annual evaluations

1996-2007Founder and Owner, Virginia Harp Center, Richmond, VA
     Retail store dedicated solely to harp sales
     Established second location in Haddonfield, NJ (2002)
     Established third location (as Atlanta Harp Center) in Atlanta, GA (2007)


Master of Fine Arts; Harp Concentration (with honors), Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA