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Dr. Celia Chan Valerio is the Adjunct Professor of Harp at La Sierra University, Harp Instructor, University of California Riverside and former principal harpist of the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida. She teaches privately and performs as a solo harpist in Southern California.

Celia has been playing the harp professionally for 20 years.  During this time, she has received many awards and prizes in various competitions including the Anne Adams Awards, American String Teachers Association--State and National Competition, American Harp Society Competition, Redlands Bowl Competition, and Music Teachers Association Competition.  She has also been recognized on an international level in the USA International Harp Competition.  She has performed as a soloist for the American Harp Society National Conference, World Harp Congress Convention, Indianapolis Arts Council, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, and Brandstater Gallery Concert Series.  She has performed extensively around the United States as well as Australia, Canada, France, and Mexico.

Celia has released two solo CD’s: Favorites: Hymns and Classics and Favorites: Christmas.

She holds a Bachelor of Music from Loma Linda University at Riverside, CA, a Master of Music and a Doctor of Music from the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University at Bloomington where she studied under the direction of world-renown Susann McDonald.  Celia is a native of Loma Linda where she resides with her husband and daughter.


Contact Celia via e-mail (celiaharp@aol.com) or by phone/fax at 909.799.1116