Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, harpist

Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, harpist

About Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, harpist

Premier harp music of all genres to complement your event

 

An award winning harpist who plays Classical, jazz, pop and rock music on 5 different harps, Dr. Vanessa Sheldon earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in harp and musicology from the University of Arizona, where she was honored as the youngest doctoral graduate, receiving her degree at age 19. A professional pedal and Celtic harpist and pianist for over 15 years, highlights of her concert tours have included performances in China, South Korea, Spain, South Africa, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She plays for such notables as Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Tippi Hedren, and Florence Henderson, has made several television appearances, and recently concertized with Barry Manilow and Il Divo. Dr. Sheldon specializes in composing and transcribing virtuosic as well as non-traditional music for harp in addition to premiering new works for her instrument. With a solid background in Classical music, Dr. Sheldon's mastery of harp technique and artistic vision allows her to perform a variety of music spanning Celtic, Latin, pop, jazz, and rock genres. Enjoying the challenge of reinventing music for harp, her interpretations encompass such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and Adele, jazz standards including Harlem Nocturne and In the Mood, show tunes, ragtime, and even legendary rock anthems such as Stairway to Heaven. The only electric harpist in the desert, amplification is a simple solution for lively receptions. Always mindful of her clients' preferences, Dr. Sheldon can customize the look and sound of her performance to suit any event, from heavenly background music to upbeat, show-stopping entertainment. Dr. Sheldon is based in Palm Springs and Menifee (Temecula Valley) CA, but is willing to travel upon request. 

Contact:

951-254-4545

vrs@gold2ivory.com

 

Categories: Wedding Musician

Regions serviced: Orange County, Inland Empire

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We had a Hawaiian theme for our wedding. Dr. Sheldon sent us a long list of music titles from which we could select the music for our wedding. It included classical titles, Broadway Show tunes and other categories of music. She played our favorite, "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" so beautifully. Our guests commented on Dr. Sheldon's musical selections provided for all musical tastes AND set the tone of OUR wedding. Her beautiful white wedding harp added to the beauty of our wedding day! We will call her again for another party.

Profile Picture Coleen, 11/25/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Ceremony Music
5.0

Vanessa was the harpist for our outdoor wedding in La Quinta. My parents had a harpist at their wedding and we thought that it was such a unique idea. She did about 5 songs for the prelude, 2 for processional (one for myself and one for wedding party), and 1 for recessional - she provided a list of beautiful recommendations. She was very responsive and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend her if you want to add something special to your ceremony!

Profile Picture sarah, 5/6/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony Music

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Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, harpist is a wedding musician from Palm Springs. We service weddings throughout the local area, including La Quinta, Temecula, and Palm Desert. Dr. Vanessa Sheldon, harpist is a professional wedding harpist that has been part of the Palm Springs wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in classical, jazz and rock harp music.