Abigail Brower is an active orchestral and solo performer based in Eastern Iowa. Recent performances include guest principal and second harp with wcfsymphony in Waterloo, Iowa and guest harpist with the Cornell College (Iowa) Chamber Singers. In the years prior to and following her graduation with a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance, she performed with Southern Indiana area ensembles and taught private lessons for students of all ages.
A graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Abigail performed regularly with university orchestras and other ensembles while maintaining an active gig schedule and competing in area instrumental competitions. In 2015, she received an Honorable Mention in the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Young Artist Competition, earning the privilege of performing alongside the US Army Orchestra and fellow competitors. She was a member of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra’s Philharmonic Orchestra and harp ensemble during her junior and senior years of high school and won second place in the Young Artist Division of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Harp Competition in 2014. She has been plucking her way into the hearts of her audience since the start of her classical harp training in 2007.
During her time at Indiana University, Abigail studied with Professor Elzbieta Szmyt for over three years, and for one semester with Anneleen Lenaerts, principal harp of the Vienna Philharmonic. Abigail also has a Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership and Management from Shenandoah University and spends her weekdays working as a Development Associate for a local performing arts organization. She is available for private events such as receptions, cocktail hours, and other social events in the areas surrounding Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.