Instructor, Harp

Anastasia Pike has performed widely in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral, the Smithsonian Institution, and the White House. She has performed with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, LeVar Burton, Morgan James, Arturo Sandoval, and The Irish Tenors.

As an arts educator, Dr. Pike’s research interests include the practical education and training of the 21st-century musician; she was an invited guest lecturer at The Juilliard School, is a regular presenter at the College Music Society's and American Harp Society’s national conferences, and has presented her work internationally. Her articles have appeared in numerous encyclopedias and in the American Harp Journal; her transcriptions are distributed by Harp Column Music.  She gave a recital featuring her own transcriptions at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, Wales in 2022.

Dr. Pike received her doctorate from Columbia University, and has master's degrees from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (major: harp; minor: piano), and the University of Maryland (musicology). She completed additional studies at the Juilliard School, the MasterWorks Festival - London, and, upon personal invitation, to the Salzedo School.  Her primary harp instructors were Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux.

Strings Professors and Instructors

Carl Donakowski

Carl Donakowski, Cello
String Area Coordinator

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