Kelsey Sham, harp

Harpist Kelsey Sham is currently pursuing her graduate studies at Rice University and completed her undergraduate degree at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. A dedicated orchestral musician, Ms. Sham has performed with both classical and contemporary ensembles and has worked to promote new music and art installations across the United States. As a passionate advocate for arts education, she currently maintains a private studio and has worked with Young Audiences of Houston to increase accessibility of the fine arts to underserved schools. In 2019, she was named a Fulbright semi-finalist for her proposal on multidisciplinary performance to merge modern Taiwanese culture and classical harp, and most recently, was awarded the Sviatoslav Richter Fund for Music Outreach, which she will utilize to bring folk music to children in the Greater Houston area.