Joanne Glover has combined her love of performing and teaching into a successful musical career. She is principal harpist with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with numerous other Chicago area ensembles including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic and the William Ferris Chorale. In addition to providing music for hundreds of weddings, Joanne’s client list includes churches, politicians, hotels and private clubs. As an experienced musician, she is comfortable with music in a broad range of styles including classical, Celtic, religious, jazz and popular.
Joanne maintains an active private studio, teaching students ages four through adult. She is a specialist in the Suzuki method for the harp and is certified and experienced at all Suzuki levels. Several of her former students are award winners, active performers and teachers. For services as a Certified Music Practioner, please visit Music Simply Heals.
Following her graduation from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Music Education, Joanne was an orchestra teacher in a public school music program in Kankakee, IL for six years. She then attended Northwestern University, earning a Masters Degree in Harp Performance, and has continued to develop a performing and teaching base in the Chicago area.