Cheryl Losey Feder is our most recent addition to the faculty of Suzuki Music Academy of Michigan. She has earned the distinction as one of America’s leading harpists, receiving national and international awards, and performing in diverse settings around the world. Top prizes she has received include the Alice Rosner Prize at the Munich International Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious music contests; First Prize and Grandjany Prize in the American Harp Society’s National Solo Competition; and First Prize in the American String Teacher’s Association National Solo Competition. In May of 2018, Ms. Feder was appointed Principal Harp of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, following an international audition. Previously she was Principal Harp of the Sarasota Orchestra, and she continues to be a regular guest of the Philadelphia Orchestra, touring Europe and Israel with the ensemble.
A passionate educator, Ms. Feder is on the faculty of the PRISMA Festival, and has held teaching positions at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Luzurne Music Center, and Arizona State University. She is a founding member of the Dallas Harp Quartet, made up of four the nation’s premiere harpists, touring with and recording the Quartet’s unique transcriptions and commissioned works. Ms. Feder has been a featured artist on the classical music station WCLV Cleveland, WUSF Florida, and in the PBS documentary Harp Dreams. Ms. Feder was honored to receive the John Ringling Towers Performing Artist Award in support of her debut solo album, A Story.
Ms. Feder received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of soloist and recording artist Yolanda Kondonassis. She is a native of Harpswell, Maine where she began study of the harp at age five with Jara Goodrich.
SAA Registered Training – Core Units
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- Harp Unit 1