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YTO Chamber Music Series 2
Friday, April 1st, 2022 | 5:30 PM
Private Event, Palm Springs
featuring Professional Musicians of the Coachella Valley Philharmonic Society for the benefit of YTO Coachella Valley Locations. Reservations Available:


A native Southern Californian, Dr. Vanessa Fountain holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music from California State University Los Angeles and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in harp and musicology from the University of Arizona, where she was the assistant director of HarpFusion, a world-famous touring harp ensemble, and the teaching assistant to Dr. Carrol McLaughlin. She was the youngest doctoral recipient, earning her degree at age 19. As a professional harpist, highlights of her concert tours include performances in China, South Korea, Spain, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She has performed for such notables as Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Florence Henderson and Arnold Spielberg, made several television appearances, and concertized with artists including Barry Manilow, John Bayless, Lucie Arnaz and Il Divo.

Dr. Fountain's technical skill and artistic vision allows for interpretations and arrangements of a variety of music spanning Classical, Celtic, Latin, pop, jazz, and rock genres. A community college instructor since 2005, she is currently the Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Music at Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto Campus, where she teaches music theory and history courses and directs the college orchestra. She has been recognized for her dedication to education and harp performance through awards from the Cambridge Who's Who Society and the Valeria Finzi Memorial Harp Scholarship.

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