Harp - Adjunct Professor
M.M. Harp Performance, Eastman School of Music
B.M. Applied Harp, Eastman School of Music
Caroline Reyes is a professional harpist currently based out of Rochester, NY. She began studying the harp with Sue Carole DeVale at the age of eleven after being inspired by Celtic harpist Patrick Ball. Throughout high school, Caroline became increasingly passionate about classical music and being an orchestral harpist and, in 2006, she moved to Rochester to study with Kathleen Bride at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music as well as the Diploma in Ethnomusicology in May of 2010. After graduating from Eastman, Caroline will continue her studies at Eastman in the Master of Music program in Harp Performance as well as the Master of Arts program in Ethnomusicology. Caroline has also studied with Julie Barnes Spring (Toronto Symphony Orchestra) and Courtney Hershey Bress (Colorado Symphony Orchestra).
Caroline has performed with many ensembles including: OSSIA new music ensemble, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, the Eastman Wind Orchestra, the Eastman Philharmonia, and the Eastman Wind Ensemble. This year, Caroline embarked on a tour with the Eastman Wind Ensemble to Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL, Toronto, Canada, and Batavia, NY. She has recently performed as principal harpist in Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw with the Eastman Opera Theater and as second harpist in the Eastman Opera Theater's Opera Gala. She has also recorded as a soloist and with ensembles on a number of occasions for institutions such as St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital and the Orange County High School of the Arts. Caroline has also held the position of solo harpist at the famous Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, MI.