"FlyMe To The Moon"

Louise Trotter

Louise is a nationally recognized performer, workshop leader, and panelist at harp conferences. These include the American Harp Society, World Harp Congress, Canadian Folk Harp Society, the Edinburgh, Scotland Harp Festival and International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. The latter group awarded Louise their Lifetime Achievement Award at their 2003 conference for her promotion of the folk harp. She has also been a featured performer at the Lyon and Healy Harp Company's Pop and Jazz Summer Harpfests, and is a regular at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in New Jersey. She had musical training in piano and harp since early childhood, with more advanced studies at Texas Women's University and with Mildred Dilling in New York City. She was harpist with Beaumont Symphony, and Baytown Symphony for a number of years. Her interest in modern harmony led to studies with the leading pop and jazz artists in the country.

Combining a love for music with performing, Texan harpist Louise Trotter is a versatile entertainer. She plays a varied repertoire, from classical to Broadway, swing, Latin, rag, jazz, or folk, and is one of the few harpists who specializes in country western.