Meet Marguerite Lynn Williams, Masterclass Presenter for the 2019 AHS Summer Institute!

Masterclass: Musical Storytelling: Orchestra, Opera & Ballet excerpts with Marguerite Lynn Williams


The sound of the harp plays many different character roles in iconic orchestra, opera, and ballet repertoire, from depicting the tranquility of a peaceful landscape to the exuberant joy of victory. Discover the power of musical storytelling with Marguerite Lynn Williams, Principal Harpist of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra and founder of the Chicago Harp Quartet. Ms. Williams will cover style and performance practice, while providing tips for success in even the most challenging harp excerpts.

Apply with cadenzas and excerpts from orchestra, opera, and ballets, such as Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Ravel’s Tzigane & Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker or Swan Lake. Apply here >>

Marguerite Lynn Williams is Principal Harpist for the Chicago Lyric Opera orchestra, founder of the Chicago Harp Quartet, and founding member of the International Chamber Artists and La Folia (harp & flute). Ms. Williams has performed across the globe and appeared with many orchestras, including the Chicago, Milwaukee, Minnesota, San Diego, and Toronto symphonies. She is the head of the harp departments at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Ms. Williams holds the Master of Music degree from the Chicago School of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University studying with Sarah Bullen and the Bachelor of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music studying with Kathleen Bride.


The deadline for your masterclass application is April 15, 2019.  If selected to perform, you will be notified by May 1, 2019.