Gretchen Brumwell, M.M.
Gretchen Brumwell is principal harpist of the Cedar Rapids Symphony. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Cedar Rapids Symphony, the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, the Ottumwa Symphony, the Oskaloosa Symphony, the Iowa City Community String Orchestra, and the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra.
In addition to teaching harp at Coe College, Ms. Brumwell is the founder and director of the Northern Iowa Summer Harp Workshop and the former director of the harp department at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
Ms. Brumwell holds a master's degree in harp performance from Rice University and a bachelor's degree in Biblical studies and humanities from Grace University. While at Rice University, she was a regular substitute with the Houston Symphony and the Houston Ballet Orchestra. She has studied with Alice Chalifoux, Paula Page, Mary Bircher, and Jack Bourdess.