Autumn began studying the harp with Stephanie Bennett when she was 7 years old then continued her studies with Ellie Choate in addition to having occasional coachings with other teachers such as Julie Ann Smith. Since moving from California to Massachusetts in the summer of 2014 she has studied with Felice Pomeranz, harp teacher at Berklee College of Music. Autumn has loved to perform ever since first beginning the harp and has played for numerous churches, weddings, luncheons and educational settings in addition to performing with youth orchestras. While in California, Autumn performed with the Corona Symphony Orchestra and was also harpist with the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra. She performed Hanson’s Concerto for Flute, Harp and Strings (with David Shostac, flute) and the Handel Concerto with Song of the Angels. She recorded with the flute orchestra as well, playing harp on Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and on Sibelius’ Swan of Tuonela.
Currently, Autumn is the principal harp for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Ensemble of New England. She also plays harp regularly with the Metrowest Symphony, Symphony Pro Musica, and in various other groups and venues. She also participates annually with the Berklee Global String Intensive, where she has been featured performing arrangements of her own compositions with colleagues.
Growing up in a musical family has created an atmosphere of musical creativity and Autumn especially enjoys composing her own music. She composed her first solo for harp when she was 9 years old and has written several pieces since then. She also enjoys collaborating with her family on music projects and performances. With flute and french horn playing parents and two younger brothers who play oboe and percussion respectively, the possibilities are numerous!
Autumn performs on a Lyon and Healy 17 and is fundraising to complete payments on this instrument.
In addition to playing the harp Autumn also enjoys singing and playing the guitar. She often accompanies herself singing on either harp or guitar. Autumn also loves to draw, write stories and direct movies. She loves animals, enjoys being homeschooled and has a growing interest in science and psychology.