Based in Dallas, Texas, Carrie Tollett is a multi-faceted harpist who maintains an active teaching, performing and remote recording schedule. Available to play for a variety of special occasions, Carrie values connecting with her audience through her expressive playing as well as bringing awareness to the range of possibilities of the instrument.
Emerging from her foundational background in classical training, Carrie has a passion for pushing the boundaries of the harp beyond the classical realm. This innovative approach has led her to cultivate her own unique sound by experimenting with the limitless sonic possibilities that come from combining the harp with modern technology, such as effects pedals and digital software.
In July of 2021, Carrie will have the opportunity to showcase this new modern identity of the harp at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff, Wales. She will be performing several works written by world-renowned composer, Craig Michael Davis, during his lecture on writing for the harp with the use of delay and loop pedals. One of the pieces that will be performed, entitled Ever So Slightly The World Changes, can be found in the “Listen” tab above.
In addition to collaborating with composers, Carrie thoroughly enjoys playing alongside other musicians, whether it be with an orchestra or in recording studios. One of her most memorable experiences was being invited to play on the debut Indie/Folk album "This is Water", of her friend and colleague Kacie Swierk. Refer to the “Listen” tab again to listen to the album.
Carrie is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Harp Performance at the University of North Texas College of Music under Dr. Jaymee Haefner. She previously graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she earned her Bachelors in Harp Performance with a certificate in Music Entrepreneurship. She studied all four years with Professor Elzbieta Szmyt, the Chair of the Harp Department.
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