POP Symphony Orchestra Music Director
Chrysyn Harp is an international chamber and orchestral violist performing in Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Russia. Chrysyn received her Bachelors of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music, where she studied with Lillian Fuchs and Karen Ritscher, and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Purchase, where she was a graduate fellow and student of Ira Weller. While studying at Yale University, she received her Masters of Music Degree where she was the teaching and faculty assistant to Jesse Levine. Chrysyn began her teaching career under the tutelage of Roberta Gaspari of the East Harlem Violin Program, and later taught in the School District of Philadelphia. She has performed with many orchestras including the Norwalk Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Classical Symphony, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and the Gateways Festival Orchestra. Chrysyn has also been a featured soloist in the St. Lucia Jazz Festival and Carifest in Barbados. She is currently a member of the violin/viola faculty at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.