Mrs. Kristin Szandzik has been playing the harp for 18 years. After obtaining her B.M. in Artist Development from Liberty University, she completed her M.M. in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan, studying under Anastasia Jellison and Joan Holland.
In 2018, Mrs. Szandzik was selected as a Harp Fellow for the Texas Music Festival where she studied with Paula Page. Over the years she has participated in masterclasses with notable harpists such as Nancy Allen, Pat Terry-Ross, Marie Pierre-Langlamet, and Alice Giles. In addition to performing, Mrs. Szandzik enjoys collaborating with composers writing new music for the harp, and has participated in multiple premieres, including a one-act opera and several chamber pieces.
Believing in the unique sound qualities of the harp and the healing power of music, Mrs. Szandzik is certified as a therapeutic musician through the Music for Healing and Transition Program in order to provide live therapeutic music for patients in all healthcare situations.
Mrs. Szandzik teaches as an adjunct professor at Liberty University’s School of Music, and serves as principal harpist for the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (LSO), as well as the director of the local harp ensemble, The Blue Ridge Harpway.
Szandzik is a member of the American Harp Society (AHS).