Chattanooga Harp Ensemble Personnel
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Martha Summa-Chadwick is director of the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble. She has a achieved a varied reputation as musician, researcher, teacher, Information Technologist, and performer of solo and chamber music. She has a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas and has been trained at Colorado State University in the use of neuro music protocols. She has also performed as piano soloist with orchestras in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and harpsichord soloist with the Huntsville Symphony in Huntsville, AL.
Martha began playing the harp in 2002 after she founded the non-profit group Music Therapy Gateway In Communication (MTGIC), Inc. (MTGIC was founded in order to help children with special needs with the use of neuro music protocols.) She has played with the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble since its inception in 2005. Further details are available on her website, www.marthasumma.com.
Members are listed alphabetically:
|Bettinger, Susan||Susan joined the ensemble in 2009. She plays harp for local festivals, schools, and retirement centers. She is the cellist/electric cellist in the band Amabile Strings and plays violin or cello in L'Abri Symphony, Tabernacle Symphony of Praise, Alexian Senior Neighbor's Orchestra, as well as hammer dulcimer and bodhran with other ensembles. With a background in Kindermusik, she uses music therapy with children with autism, including her son, utilizing a specialized Brain Balance program. She believes in the healing power of music.|
|Coulter, Marie||Marie Coulter has been a member of the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble since April 2009. She plays lever harp and pedal harp. She attends Red Bank High School and plays clarinet in the Red Bank High School Blue Lion Marching Band.|
|Inman-Ebel, Beverly||Beverly plays the harp as one of her favorite hobbies. She combines harp playing with storytelling for special events. She is a board member of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Fund and has been active in the harp community for ten years. When she is not strumming the strings, Beverly is a professional speaker and communication therapist through her business TLC, Talk Listen Communicate.|
|Jolley, Jane||Jane is a physical therapist at a local hospital. She finds that playing the harp is a great stress reliever at the end of the day. In addition to playing with the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble she plays guitar and harp at church, is in the orchestra for Leap of Faith musicals, and plays harp and percussion for the folk group Acoustic Mayhem.|
|Jolley, Katrina||A native of Chattanooga, Katrina Jolley graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor's of Music Education with a focus on percussion. She is currently teaching band and guitar at Cumberland Gap High School and the three feeding middle schools. Katrina resides in Cumberland Gap in the mountains of Northern TN . This is her first year participating in the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble.|
|Lewis, Lori||Lori has been playing the harp for 5 years and has a Lyon and Healy Prelude harp as well as a small Celtic harp. She can play both lever and pedal harps as well as piano and organ, and she holds a Minister of Music license with the Church of God. She joined the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble a year ago and is delighted to be a member among such talented harpists.|
|Pennington, Jo||Jo is the founder of the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble and oversees all activities associated with the group.|
|Spencer, Betty||Betty holds a B.M. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a current member of the Symphony of Praise Orchestra as well as the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble. As a faculty member of Cadek, she has given lessons to most of the local harpists both old and young.|
|Summa-Chadwick, Martha||Martha has played the lever harp for 5 years and is also a concert pianist. She is the Executive Director of "Music Therapy Gateway In Communications", a local non-profit organization using Neurological Music techniques to assist with children with special needs. She is also a Board member of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship Fund.|