Bridgett Stuckey

Adjunct Associate Professor, Harp

Instrumental
Division


Armstrong

540-665-4600



Faculty Member since 2008





Applied Area(s)

Harp

Ensemble(s):

Harp Ensemble

Education

B.S., Ball State University


    Personal Highlights

    Bridgett Stuckey studied harp with renowned teachers Alice Chalifoux at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Lilian Phillips at Ball State University where she completed her bachelors degree. She has had additional coaching with Lucy Lewis and Edward Druzinsky and attended the Salzedo School in Maine. Previously, she has served on the faculties of the College of St. Catherine, University of St. Thomas, and Macalester College(Minnesota), as well as Grace College, Indiana-Purdue University, and Taylor University(Indiana). She also taught for twelve years at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis. Currently, she holds the position of 2nd harp with the Minnesota Orchestra and served for twelve seasons as harpist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She also played Principal Harp for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, South Bend Symphony, and Grand Rapids Symphony. She has performed as principal or solo harp for the Colorado Philharmonic, Minnesota Opera, Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival and Camp, Plymouth Music Series, Schubert Club, North Star Opera, and Singing Wilderness Festival. She was a Minnesota State Arts Board Roster Artist and performed on Garrison Keillors Prairie Home Companion radio broadcasts. While still at college, she was a finalist for the American Harp Society Competition. In 2002, Stuckey served as a clinician for the American Harp Society National Conference and in 2003 gave a master class for the Suzuki National Convention. She has performed on recordings with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for Teldec, Virgin Classics, and Reference recording labels. Her concert broadcasts with these orchestras can be heard on MPR and NPR. She also performed on the Grammy award winning CD The Art of Arlene Auger. Two holiday CDs The Winds of Christmastide and Christmastide II are in current release. She has performed on the premiere of works by Aaron Kernis, Stephen Paulus, Libby Larson, Peter Schickele, and Enojuhani Rautavaara.