Alice Spero Keene is renowned for her excellence in both harp performance and instruction. She is available to perform at a variety of functions including weddings, bridal showers, dinners and private parties. She has thrilled audiences from the concert stage to private events. Her extensive repertoire ensures your special event will be tailored to meet your musical preferences and tastes. From classical to contemporary, you’ll be treated to elegant and beautiful music. Alice’s extensive education and experience places her among the best performers and teachers in Texas.
Alice Spero Keene studied harp performance at both Indiana University and the University of Michigan. Her professional resumé includes a twelve year tenure as Professor of Harp at the University of Illinois within a career encompassing solo recitals, musical theatre, opera, ballet, masterclasses, and clinics. She has performed with orchestras across the country including the Tucson Symphony, Springfield, Midland, and Saginaw Symphonies, Sinfonia da Camera (at Carnegie Hall N.Y.), U.S. Marine Band of Washington D.C. (The President’s Own), and the London Philharmonic Orchestra (on tour). She has accompanied and performed with some of the world’s leading artists including Itzhak Perlman, Van Cliburn, Marilyn Horne, Dawn Upshaw, Richard Stoltzman, John Williams, The Moody Blues, and Marvin Hamlisch.
Alice is currently a freelance harpist, enjoying a busy schedule as soloist, clinician, and orchestral performer, while maintaining an active teaching studio.
Alice is active in the American Harp Society, serving as Regional Director, an elected position she held from 1994-1997.