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.
In November, 2017 Ms. Bress became a published author. For Love of the Harp, A Principal Harpist’s Advice to the Young Musician and Composer was published by Veritas Musica Publishing. The book is in two parts with the first being advice to the young musician and stories about her career. The second part discusses and shows examples of how to write for the harp. Ms. Bress was a 2005 GRAMMY® nominee for her performance of George Crumb’s chamber work Ancient Voices of Children. Ms.Bress 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 on many albums with the Colorado Symphony and 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.