Gloria Galante , CMP, MM, BS, has studied the harp with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s premiere harpist, Edna Phillips, winning the matinee musical award at age 18.
Gloria, 1978 studied the harp at Cardinal Dougherty High School where she played in the Orchestra and theater Orchestra. She also played piano, organ and percussion at Cardinal Dougherty. Her teacher at CD was Carol Alcorn, acclaimed student of Carlos Salzedo from the Curtis Institute of music. .
Gloria has toured internationally as a solo artist, chamber musician, member of ensembles and orchestras.
Gloria Galante is the professor and creator of the WCU harp program since 1990. www.wcupa.edu/cvpa
She is also a composer of works, transcriptions and therapeutic pieces for the harp. She is currently fundraising for the Gloria Galante Harp scholarship to give many the opportunity given to her.
Ms. Galante is the director of the WCU College of the Visual and Performing Arts Harp ensemble, WCU annual Harp Festival and WCU Harp Camp, Musicopia ensemble leader, and teaching artist on the prestigious Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.
Gloria has 30 recordings and produced 2 therapeutic harp CDS raising donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She is a CMP certified music practitioner and an advisor of the MHTP (Music for Healing and Transition Program).
Currently Ms. Galante has a music ministry as she mentors students on each level and age from 5 years to 92 years, as well as plays in hospitals and hospices.
She is making history as the first CMP- certified music practitioner to play for IVF patients to reduce anxiety during transfers at Abington Hospital in a 2 year powered study by Dr. Barmat.