Dr. Vanessa Fountain (née Sheldon) is an award-winning harpist in Palm Springs, California, who can enhance the mood of your wedding with her classical, jazz, pop, and rock styles on a variety of different harps. She specializes in composing and transcribing and enjoys the challenge of reinventing music for her harp.
Dr. Vanessa Fountain has been a professional pedal and Celtic harpist for over 15 years. At age 19, Dr. Fountain was honored as the youngest doctoral graduate at the University of Arizona, where she received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in harp and musicology. She has performed across the world, including China, South Africa, and Washington D.C. for people like Maya Angelou, Tippi Hedren, Florence Henderson, and Oprah Winfrey.
Dr. Vanessa Fountain can accompany ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, and rehearsal dinners, as well as provide liability insurance and travel upon request. Her artistic vision and harp technique allow her to play in a variety of genres, including Celtic and Latin. Depending on the number of musicians, arrangements include instrumental-duos, instrumental-solos, or instrumental-trios. Couples also have the option to ask Dr. Fountain to learn new songs. Instruments include:
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Barbra A. · Married on 03/11/2021
Nice wedding music
I do recommend Dr. Vanessa Sheldon for weddings. She is professional. Good contact, great music and beautiful instrument harp you can add to your scenery!Sent on 11/19/2020
Gabriel C. · Married on 02/10/2021
Vanessa was very friendly, learned any song we chose, and made our wedding so much more romantic!Sent on 10/29/2019
Kevin F. · Married on 11/07/2020
For a backyard family event (25th wedding anniversary), Dr. Vanessa Sheldon played the harp during our cocktail hour and was absolutely superb. Very talented and professional, she set the perfect tone for an elegant evening. I deeply appreciated that she also provided a list of songs in advance to customize her performance, and was also willing to take requests or learn new songs in advance. Great to work with and smooth communication!Sent on 07/13/2020
To any Bride looking to book a harpist for their wedding: Dr. Vanessa Sheldon is the harpist to go with! She will add a touch of elegance to any event!