About Christina Tourin

Christina Tourin is a second-generation harpist who began playing harp at the age of four. She received Music and Education degrees from the University of Vermont (BS) studied harp at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and holds a music therapy degree from Arizona State University. She served as harpist for the Vermont Symphony, New Haven Symphony, and off-Broadway, theatre productions, performed at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont – the home of the Sound of Music original family – for 17 years. She taught public school music for 20 years, and after training at the Steiner Institute, taught in Waldorf schools in both Vermont and England. She has been instrumental in the revival of the folk harp since the early 1970s. In 1982 she founded the Scottish Harp Society of America, and currently is the director and founder of the International Harp Therapy Programme affiliated with San Diego Hospice. She is also the founder of the World Harp Orchestra, and the author of books, including Harp Therapy – A Cradle of Sound. Her artistry can be heard on 14 CD recordings available from PlayHarp.com and Amazon.com. She may be contacted via harprealm@aol.com ; http://playharp.com

Articles by Christina Tourin

  1. Using the Harp for Healing

    Listed in sound and music

    This article focuses on harp therapy. A breakthrough experience is just one example of how therapy has become so effective in hospitals, hospices, birthing centres, rehabilitation c...

Book reviews by Christina Tourin

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