Angelica Hairston

Harpist | Teacher | Diversity Advocate

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Concert Location

 

 

 

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY:

JOHN D. O'BRYANT AFRICAN-AMERICAN INSTITUTE

40 LEON ST, BOSTON, MA 02115

 

 FREE ADMISSION

Please bring a school or office supply donation

Scotch tape dispensers and tape, Duct tape, reams of printer paper, manila file folders, pencils, crayons/colored pencils, Post-Its

Donations will go toward Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program.
Not able to attend? Support the JQOP's online campaign: http://igg.me/at/02KqAIoCTdA
 

About Angelica:

Angelica Hairston, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is currently pursuing a Master of Music Industry Leadership at Northeastern University as a 2015 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship. Angelica studied with world renowned harpist Judy Loman at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario, where she received a Harp Performance Diploma, in addition to a Bachelor of Music from Thompson River University. Angelica was a member of the highly-selective Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program for six years (2006-2011), where she was a student of ASO principal harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson. Angelica has attended summer music programs at the National Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Saratoga Harp Colony, International Harp Academy of the Pacific in Powell River B.C. and the Judith Liber Harp Masterclass in Lake Como, Italy.  She has performed concertos with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Montgomery Symphony, and the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra. As a passionate solo and chamber musician, Angelica has a deep interest in performing the works of minority composers for new audiences.

Angelica Hairston, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is currently pursuing a Master of Music Industry Leadership at Northeastern University as a 2015 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship. Angelica studied with world renowned harpist Judy Loman at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Ontario, where she received a Harp Performance Diploma, in addition to a Bachelor of Music from Thompson River University. Angelica was a member of the highly-selective Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Talent Development Program for six years (2006-2011), where she was a student of ASO principal harpist Elisabeth Remy Johnson. Angelica has attended summer music programs at the National Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Saratoga Harp Colony, International Harp Academy of the Pacific in Powell River B.C. and the Judith Liber Harp Masterclass in Lake Como, Italy.  She has performed concertos with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Montgomery Symphony, and the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra. As a passionate solo and chamber musician, Angelica has a deep interest in performing the works of minority composers for new audiences.

 

Featured Performers:

 

Musicians from the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program

The mission of the Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program is to ensure the long-term social and musical success of JQOP students, and to positively impact the student musicians, their families and the community through quality education and performance. The program is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan initiative that uses music education as a vehicle for social change within underserved communities. 

 
Cori Amanda Bodley is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has resided in Boston since 2013. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance and Music Industry Studies from Loyola University of New Orleans. While at Loyola, she was a member of both the Loyola Chamber and Symphony Orchestras. She studied under the tutelage of Amy Thaiville and Rachel Jordan. In 2014, she received a Master's degree in Music Industry Leadership from Northeastern University where she was also a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship. Cori is currently the Outreach and Communications Manager at GRLZradio, a local nonprofit radio station for teen girls under the auspices of St. Mary's Center.

Cori Amanda Bodley is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has resided in Boston since 2013. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance and Music Industry Studies from Loyola University of New Orleans. While at Loyola, she was a member of both the Loyola Chamber and Symphony Orchestras. She studied under the tutelage of Amy Thaiville and Rachel Jordan. In 2014, she received a Master's degree in Music Industry Leadership from Northeastern University where she was also a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Graduate Fellowship. Cori is currently the Outreach and Communications Manager at GRLZradio, a local nonprofit radio station for teen girls under the auspices of St. Mary's Center.

 
Jasmine Nicole Robinson is a Soprano from Atlanta, Ga. She graduated from Boston Conservatory with a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance. She most recently performed the role of Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) in an opera scenes performance with the New England Opera Intensive. In 2014, she participated in the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany performing as Giselda in I Lombardi (Verdi) and Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart). Jasmine is currently pursuing a career in opera performance. 

Jasmine Nicole Robinson is a Soprano from Atlanta, Ga. She graduated from Boston Conservatory with a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance. She most recently performed the role of Gilda in Rigoletto (Verdi) in an opera scenes performance with the New England Opera Intensive. In 2014, she participated in the International Performing Arts Institute in Kiefersfelden, Germany performing as Giselda in I Lombardi (Verdi) and Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart). Jasmine is currently pursuing a career in opera performance. 

 
Elizabeth Showalter is currently a graduate student at the Boston University School of Public Health studying Social and Behavioral Sciences and Biostatistics. She will graduate in May of 2016. She began violin at the age of 9, after falling in love with the instrument as a young child. She participated in youth orchestras in both Flint, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio. In college, she played in the Michigan Pops Orchestra at the University of Michigan. After finishing her Master's degree, Elizabeth hopes to work towards making healthy lifestyles more accessible and equitable.

Elizabeth Showalter is currently a graduate student at the Boston University School of Public Health studying Social and Behavioral Sciences and Biostatistics. She will graduate in May of 2016. She began violin at the age of 9, after falling in love with the instrument as a young child. She participated in youth orchestras in both Flint, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio. In college, she played in the Michigan Pops Orchestra at the University of Michigan. After finishing her Master's degree, Elizabeth hopes to work towards making healthy lifestyles more accessible and equitable.

 

Our Host:

Christine Umeh (also known as Umeh) is a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow at Northeastern University. She is a Nigerian American entertainer born in Boston, Massachusetts. Umeh began hosting in 2009 and has since performed at over 40 shows internationally. Umeh also enjoys dancing, styling hair and has recently created her own YouTube channel: WorldofUmeh.

Christine Umeh (also known as Umeh) is a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellow at Northeastern University. She is a Nigerian American entertainer born in Boston, Massachusetts. Umeh began hosting in 2009 and has since performed at over 40 shows internationally. Umeh also enjoys dancing, styling hair and has recently created her own YouTube channel: WorldofUmeh.

 
 

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Photography: Kristan Toczko