A native of New Jersey, Andrea Mumm is the Principal Harp of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. She began her pre-college harp studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Susan Jolles. Andrea holds her Bachelor of Music degree as well as a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music degree with Program Honors from Northwestern University. Andrea has also studied at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Her teachers included Kathleen Bride, Elizabeth Cifani, and Sarah Bullen.
Andrea has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, National Repertory Orchestra, Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, Mercury Opera Company of Rochester, and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra in addition to having toured extensively throughout North and South America as Principal Harpist with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. As a competition winner, Andrea has been featured as a soloist with numerous orchestras and is in demand as a chamber musician. Andrea was a finalist for the American Harp Society National Solo Competition in Salt Lake City, Utah and is also a two-time winner of the American Harp Society (North Jersey Chapter) Solo Harp Competition. As harpist in the Eastman Opera Theatre orchestra, Andrea recorded Bon Appetit!, a CD of vocal music from American composer, Lee Hoiby, under the Albany Records label.
As a music educator, Andrea is a guest lecturer, coach, and performer for the youth orchestra, NEOIJIBA in Salvador, Brazil. Andrea also maintains a private teaching studio and will serve as a judge for the Young Artist’s Harp Competition this summer.