YAHS co-founder; Artist Faculty; 2022 Competition Jury
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Susan Bennett Brady performs extensively in the Southeast and Atlanta area as a classical freelance harpist, concerto soloist and recitalist. Ms. Brady is the principal harpist in the Atlanta Opera and Columbus Symphony Orchestras. She also serves as solo harpist for the Atlanta Boy Choir and several area churches. She was primarily taught by Marjorie Tyre and Marilyn Costello. In addition to her performance duties, Ms. Brady is the founder and director of the Atlanta Harp Ensemble for which she also writes and arranges music. She is Professor of Harp at the esteemed Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. Ms. Brady currently has one of the highest regarded private harp studios in the country. Many of her students participate in youth orchestras outside of school, receive substantial college scholarships, are international prize winners, and have pursued professional harp careers. Ms. Brady is also an active member, performer and presenter for the American Harp Society.
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