Christine Mazza teaches harp to University and Community Music students at West Virginia University. She established the present WVU harp studio with an Arts Mon Community grant and private funds for the rebuild of WVU Lyon Healy Model 17 pedal harp. She has been teaching Community Music harp students since 1995. Christine is the founder and director of the annual WVU Summer Harp Academy since 2017.
Mrs. Mazza is founder and director of the Morgantown Harp Ensemble and the Morgantown Chapter of the American Harp Society. She performs for schools and hospitals with her students and is featured in the West Virginia Arts in Education Program. Since 1995 she has directed Morgantown Harp Ensemble monthly concerts at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center (now Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital) and the Village at Heritage Point Retirement Community. In 2019, Mrs Mazza assisted former Community Music director, Karen Taddie attaining a WVU Community Outreach grant for the purchase of six small harps for Community “hands on harp” concerts.
Christine has performed locally with the Wheeling WV Symphony, Johnstown Symphony and Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra. Past credits include performances with Latshaw Pops Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, the Cleveland Opera Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Ballet.
She has published 13 volumes of harp ensemble music, chamber music and harp etudes. Her publications are distributed through Lyon Healy and the Harp Column Magazine.
Christine Mazza studied harp with Alice Chalifoux at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received her Master’s Degree in Harp Performance.