Dr. Vanessa 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 — each of which is played on a different harp. She specializes in composing and transcribing virtuosic and enjoys the challenge of reinventing music for her harp.
Dr. Vanessa Sheldon has been a professional pedal and Celtic harpist for over 15 years. At age 19, Dr. Sheldon 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 Sheldon 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. Sheldon to learn new songs. Instruments include:
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Josef Cibulka · Getting married on 12/27/2019
Vanessa was a wonderful musical addition to our holiday cocktail party. She played beautifully many various types of songs which we requested her to perform. She chose just the right ones from Christmas to the American song book. Her pleasant personality and professionalism made her a joy to work with. Highly recommended.Sent on 12/29/2018
Leticia Saldana · Married on 04/13/2019
Dr. Sheldon is very professional and responsive. She is extremely organized and flexible, which made the whole process simple. My guests enjoyed her beautiful music. If you want an elegant, classy wedding, book her! You won’t regret a thing.Sent on 04/14/2019
karen · Married on 11/18/2018
An exceptional experience !
Dr. Sheldon performed beautifully at an event for our country club, even treating us to an encore of her own composing ! Rave reviews all around after the event and in the following days ! Unbelievable talent !Sent on 12/05/2018
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!