Harp Programs

Trudy has written and presented programs for twenty-five years. Subjects include the harp, songs that nature inspired, and why folks link harps with angels and Heaven. Scroll down for program details. Trudy is the author of books on immigration and hospice, and many magazine articles.

"There were so many wonderful comments today. One of the ladies wrote, 'The harpist is out of this world. I hope we can hear her again.' You are just a delight and the most wonderful special feature we have ever had."
- Judy Storkamp, Special Feature Chairman, Christian Women's Connection (CWC)

"The Villa Park Management and staff extend our heartfelt thanks for your delightful {harp} performance. You made our tea a most memorable event. God bless you for the joy you bring to others."
- Darlene Pothen

"Once again thank you for your concert and your stories. It was truly a magnificent performance. Your music was beautiful and soothing. You inspired us. Several of us want to learn to play the harp."
- Joan Swanson Principal Children's Center Montessori

Programs Description Harp 101
We'll all play harps in Heaven so get harp-smart with Trudy's stories, facts and jokes about the harp and harpists. Hear Trudy perform songs you love: classical favorites, folk tunes and popular songs from Gershwin to the Beatles.

Blue Skies: Music and Nature
Discover how nature inspired famous composers to create familiar songs that express love of country and appreciation for Earth and sky. Hear Edelweiss, America the Beautiful, Moon River, Clair de Lune, It's a Wonderful World and others.

Legends of the Harp
Harpists aren't sissies! King David, Biblical harpist, fought a gigantic warrior. Irish harpers led soldiers into battle. A harpist freed his king from captivity during the crusades. Meet these heroes and famed modern harpists like Harpo Marx. Hear their stories. Enjoy their songs.

The Angel Connection
Why do people associate the harp with angels and Heaven? Trudy offers answers from the world of art, the Bible and the harp itself. Beloved carols, spirituals and gentle humor complete this program.

Hurray for Hollywood!
Hear Academy Award-winning songs and the curious stories That link them with movies. Hear Moon River, The Way You Look tonight, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, When You Wish Upon a Star and more!

Harp of the Emerald Isle
The harp is a magical symbol of Ireland. Trudy tells how the harp is linked with Irish history and myths. Hear her play O Danny Boy, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, the Fairy Hornpipe, I love my Love in the Morning, Star of the County Down and more!

Where Do Songs Come From?
Trudy Shares stories behind America's most requested and recorded songs. You'll hear: Georgia on my Mind; Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Amazing Grace, Yesterday, New York, New York, Happy Birthday, and others.

Programs most recently presented for: Good Samaritan Center; St. Catherine University; Trinity Presbyterian of Woodbury; Ebenezer Park Apartments; Children's Center (Elementary) Montessori; Nokomis Square; Highland Park Montessori; Forth Baptist Golden Agers; Pleasant Manor; Villa Park Community Condos, Bethel Care Center; Elim Baptist Seniors; Sunrise Senior Living; Comforts of Home, Light House of Waconia, Zion Lutheran of Arlington, MN, Covenant Village, Golden Valley Women's Club, Seniors All Together Club