Ms. Bress has played with the Grand Teton Music Festival since 2007
and the Strings Music Festival, Steamboat Springs, CO from
2011-2014. She held the Principal Harp position with the Cabrillo
Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA for many years.
She has also performed as a guest artist with Colorado College
Summer Music Festival. She was selected and performed for the
American Harp Society and the World Harp Congress.
Ms. Bress is much sought-after as a teacher and has given master
classes around the country. In addition to her private teaching studio,
she is the Assistant Professor of Harp at Colorado State University
and the Affiliate Professor of Harp at Metropolitan State University of
Denver and has been a visiting professor at the Eastman School of
Music. She has also served as a juror for the American Harp Society
National Competition. Additionally, she held the position of artist and
clinician for the Midwest Harp Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms.
Bress was a 2005 GRAMMY® nominee for her performance of
George Crumb’s chamber work Ancient Voices of Children. She is a
member of Duo Classique, a duo harp chamber group, with her
mentor Kathleen Bride. Besides recordings with Naxos, Bridge, and
Albany records, one can find her music in many albums with the U.S.
Army Field Band. Ms. Bress earned a Bachelor of Music degree and
the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and
she received her Master of Music in Orchestral Studies from the
Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.