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MARIAN SHAFER, harp

20070927DD005 20070927DD005Marian Shaffer is Principal Harpist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and is a charter member of the Iris Orchestra. She taught at Vanderbilt University and the University of Memphis for 20 years and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival for 34 years. Mrs. Shaffer received a Fulbright scholarship to study harp in Cologne, Germany and then received a Rockefeller cultural exchange grant to collaborate on a harp method book based on the traditional Sonesa of Mexico. She maintains a private studio at the Hutchison School, where she has taught since 1974.