Meet the musicians

Erin Wood

Erin Wood fell in love with the harp as a child when she heard a jazz harpist playing at her local public library. She is a passionate ambassador of the harp, sharing that love through teaching and performing. She currently teaches at University of Kansas and has previously taught at Washburn University, Baker University, Benedictine College, University of Nevada Reno, and Indiana University Southeast.  A sought-after educator, she recently taught for the CIVEBRA Festival in Brazil and masterclasses for the Puerto Rico and Lyra Chapters of the American Harp Society. Erin has performed as Principal Harpist with many ensembles including Reno Chamber Orchestra, Nevada Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Columbus Philharmonic, Evansville Philharmonic and Topeka Symphony. As an Interlochen Orchestral Scholar, Erin performed with the World Youth Symphony alongside artists such as Neemi Järvi, JoAnne Falletta, and Yo-Yo Ma. Erin studied with Kim Delibero Glennie in Las Vegas and continued with Susann McDonald at Indiana University where she earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees and a Performer’s Certificate. While at IU, she was a prizewinner in competitions including the Prix Renié and National Society of Arts and Letters. Her harp, flute, viola trio was the only chamber ensemble to be accepted to perform at the Focus on Youth Concert series at the Seventh World Harp Congress in Prague. A devoted chamber musician, Erin was a featured soloist with the Westwood Ensemble, Pittsburg Chamber Music Festival, and the AHS National Conference in New Orleans. She regularly plays with Trio Lawrence, performing most recently for the Kansas Music Educators Association conference. Erin has served on the American Harp Society Executive Committee and currently serves on the Kansas City Lyra Chapter Board.