Frances Cobb

Frances Cobb

Harp

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Frances Grace Cobb recently relocated to Northern Colorado after accepting the position for Principal Harp & Librarian for the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to playing in various orchestras, she teaches Music Theory and Harp at the University of Northern Colorado, manages the Loveland Academy of Music, and performs regularly with her chamber group, Synesthesia. She achieved her Masters of Music from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music where she received a full scholarship and graduate assistantship for the harp department and assisted her teacher Gillian Benet Sella. While living in Cincinnati, Frances played principal harp with the Kentucky Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Queen City Chamber Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and also had the opportunity to perform as principal harpist with the Cincinnati Symphony.

Prior to CCM, Frances attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated from the Blair School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in harp performance and minor in piano primarily studying with Marian Shaffer. Frances spent 15 summer at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival where she played and taught alongside Mrs. Shaffer. She began playing the harp at age six with members of her own family at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas. The love of the harp has been passed down through three generations of the Cobb family beginning with her grandmother, Ruth Moore Cobb, who studied and toured with Carlos Salzedo.