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Kimberly Rowe is best known among harpists as editor of Harp Column, a magazine she founded in 1993 that circulates to harpists worldwide. She produces, edits, and designs the publication from her Philadelphia office, while also teaching young harp students and performing with ensembles throughout the mid-Atlantic region. She has performed multiple times with the Philadelphia Orchestra, including its 2010 tour of Asia and performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Verizon Hall in Philadelphia.
Ms. Rowe has been a featured performer at conferences of the American Harp Society, the World Harp Congress, Camac’s Festival de la Harpe, and Lyon & Healy’s International Jazz and Pop Harpfest. In 2008 she founded the Young Artists Harp Ensemble at Temple Music Preparatory’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians; she also teaches undergraduate students at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. She is co-director and founder of the Young Artist’s Harp Seminar and Competition in Rabun Gap, Georgia; and has been on the faculty at Rowan University, the Saratoga Harp Colony, and the Philadelphia International Music Festival.
Ms. Rowe attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, studying with Alice Chalifoux.