Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, harp • Send Email

Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, harpist, began her musical studies at the age of six. A native Californian, Beverly was always active in local performance groups such as the Sacramento Youth Symphony, honor bands and choral ensembles during her early school days. She received the Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Pacific Union College, California, her Masters of Music from University of Southern California as well as the USC Musicians Award and the Delta Gamma Pi Young Teachers Award. Beverly received the Doctor of Music degree in Harp Performance with High Distinction, from Indiana University in 1989. Beverly was nominated for membership in the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda at Indiana University where she was Assistant Professor in the School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where her teaching included private harp lessons, pedagogy courses, chamber music, and directing the harp ensembles. Her secondary fields are music history, keyboard and church music.

Beverly’s discography includes ten professionally produced albums. She has performed and recorded a CD of music compositions by American composer John Eaton, with members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Other CD’s include a Christmas CD by Schola Cantorum and Dr. Donald Kendrick, featuring her with this choral ensemble performing seasonal carols, From Heaven on High. She completed a recording of Madrigals I - IV working with Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Crumb, which was released as George Crumb Volume Nine, which was nominated for a Grammy award. Other CD releases include the Sacramento Women's Chorus, Chanteuses 10th Anniversary Edition; My Heart Rejoices, with the Sacramento Children's Chorus, under the direction of Lynn Stevens; a collaboration with Elizabeth Coronata on flute and entitled Winter Moon; Music for the Soul features Harp with Handbells, and the Pipe Organ of All Saints Episcopal followed by Spring Bloom, a CD featuring Trio Bio, viola, flute, and harp.