School of Music

Jara Goodrich

Artist Faculty in Harp
Jara Goodrich

Office

Corthell Hall

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5265

         Jara Goodrich is principal harpist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Portland Opera Repertory Theatre, Portland Ballet, and Maine Music Society. Jara began her study of the harp at age nine at the Salzedo School in Camden, Maine, studying with Carlos Salzedo until his death. She continued her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Alice Chalifoux, then principal harpist with the Cleveland Orchestra. Jara has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, Cleveland Playhouse, Goldovsky Opera Theatre, Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, CBS Sunday Morning, Morning Pro Musica, and Bay Chamber Concerts. She has performed under numerous conductors including James Levine, Hugh Wolf, and Robert Shaw. Jara's current performance venues include solo, chamber music, orchestral, recitals, weddings, receptions, and parties.

        Jara is on the faculties of the University of Southern Maine, Bates College, Portland Conservatory, ASTA Summer String Conference, Camp Encore-Coda, and coaches members of the USM/Fleet Youth Ensembles. She has students from age eight adult, from Presque Isle to Kennebunkport. She conducts the Maine Harp Ensembles, and often combines teaching with performing in her travels.

USM Portland and Gorham campuses closing at 1 PM today.

Return of the Maine Bones concert for tonight, Friday, January 30 is postponed to Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. If you have made reservations for tonight, they will be honored on Saturday night. Reservations can still be made for Saturday night at usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice.

 

USM Portland and Gorham will close at 1 PM on Friday, January 30. Classes, events and activities starting at 1 PM or later have been cancelled. All ONLINE courses will be held as scheduled unless notified by course instructor.

For detailed information visit the Weather Delays and Cancellations page.

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