Emily is a classically trained harpist in Marion, Indiana with over 10 years of experience performing for a variety of events. She loves providing beautiful harp music in a broad selection of styles for weddings, restaurants, churches, receptions, and other special occasions. She works to find the perfect selection of music that will match each setting and event. In addition to providing harp music, Emily is also a classically trained pianist and organist.
For more information on booking Emily for your event, see Services
At her first piano lesson at the age of three, Emily Goins discovered something that would quickly become a predominating fascination: music. After years of asking to play the harp, that dream also became a reality and has become a lifelong passion. An active freelance harpist for over 10 years, she has presented over 13 community harp concerts, presented many educational performances at schools, and played for numerous weddings, dinners, and other special events.
Emily received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana, with a major in Harp Performance and minors in Piano and German in 2014, and received her Master of Music degree in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan in December of 2015. She was a three time participant in Texas All-State and was named a Young Master by the Texas Commission on the Arts. She has also received the Kathrin Fouse Award and the Salzedo Prize from the American Harp Society. In 2011 she won first prize in the Jan Pennington National Harp Scholarship Competition, and in 2012 she placed first in the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale. In 2013 she was a winner of the Ball State Undergraduate Concerto Competition, performing the first movement of the Gliere Concerto for Harp with the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, and was a participant in the Anne Adams national harp competition in 2014.
Live harp music is a beautiful complement to a wide range of events and settings, including:
For more information about pricing or available services, email Emily at email@example.com.
Emily currently offers private harp and piano lessons through Arts Place Portland and Blackford County Arts Center. For more information visit www.artsland.org.
"Over the years I have watched Emily Clarkson grow into a lovely young woman. She has been playing her harp here at The Turtle Restaurant for five or six years. It has been a delight to see her become the accomplished harpist that she is today. I highly recommend her to play at any event whether it is for a wedding, an evening of Irish folk music or classical or show tunes."
-Mary Stanley, President
The Turtle Enoteca, LTD
The Turtle Restaurant
"I just wanted to thank you again for joining us at the Global Disciples banquet. Many commented on the music played-you were the perfect fit! What a gift you were able to share! We will have to reach out for future events."
"I haven’t even had coffee yet, because I had to tell you how much we appreciated you playing your harp last night. You were WONDERFUL! You just made the evening so beautiful for everyone and we thank you so much. You were the icing on the cake!"
-Jim and Julie Forcum