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ABOUT

Professional Bio for Bridget Jackson, Harpist

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Bridget Ence Jackson is a professional harpist from Las Vegas, Nevada who has been playing the harp for 18 years. In her youth she studied with Tara Ogden-Skouson, harpist for Duo Mystique and Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra. After graduating high school, Bridget moved to Utah to attend Utah Valley University, where she studied under Utah's Ballet West principal harpist, Janet Peterson. She had opportunities to perform with the UVU Symphony, Lyceum Philharmonic, UVU Wind Symphony, and UVU Chamber Ensemble, as well as solo performances for UVU Commencement, board and faculty gatherings, and the unveiling of new university buildings. While attending UVU she earned a music scholarship every semester, including the prestigious Rebecca Marriott Champion Music Scholarship, and was a winner of the competitive 2016 UVU Concerto Competition. In 2017 she graduated Magna cum Laude and was the first person to graduate from UVU with a Bachelor's Degree in Harp Performance. 

Now, as a professional freelance harpist, Bridget is hired to provide unforgettable live music weddings and events. She has established a successful studio in Orem UT where she composes, arranges, and records music, as well as teaches a blend of traditional and Suzuki harp method to students of all ages. She is also active in her community serving as the secretary for the American Harp Society Utah Chapter. Bridget regularly performs with local groups such as BalletNEXT, West Valley Symphony, the Utah Chapter of Witness Music, and StringFX. You may also recognize Bridget as the harpist in the band Little Moon, winner of the acclaimed NPR Tiny Desk competition. Bridget has toured the US with Little Moon and loves the music she makes with the band. 

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