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Dana Peck began studying the harp at age 11 but has been involved in music all her life. Dana started playing in orchestras early on, first volunteering with her church’s orchestra when she was 12.  In high school, she became a member of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony, where she was Principal for 3 Years and performed as a soloist. She has performed with various orchestras and groups, including the Bakersfield  Symphony Orchestra, Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, Cirque Musica, and Shafter Symphony. She has performed under conductors Jung Ho Pak, Stillian Kirov, and Maxim Eshkenazy. Dana is passionate about passing on her craft to the next generation. She teaches private harp lessons and beginning piano for all ages, and was formerly a Harp and beginning Piano instructor at the Opus 48 School of Performing Arts. She has been involved in many programs helping children to cultivate appreciation and skill for the fine arts, such as the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra’s Young People's Concerts, and Community Fine Arts Camp. Dana has received various honors, Including being in masterclasses with Susann McDonald, Milana Zaric, and Elizabeth Hainen. Dana has participated in several Summer Intensives/Festivals, Including the Fine Arts Summer Academy (now known as the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival), The Fresno Orchestra Summer Academy, and the Elizabeth Hainen Harp Colony. Dana’s harp studies continue with Dr. Alison Bjorkedal.

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