Angelica Hairston, harp
Angelica was among the first recipients of From the Top’s Arts Leadership Grant! Her project is called “Challenge the Stats” and will create online and local communities devoted to diversity in the arts, and will work to foster more balanced representation on concert stages, as well as in arts audiences, executive offices, and boardrooms across the country. Read more about it in this article from NPR.
Angelica Hairston appeared on Show 228, recorded in February 2011, at age 18.
Program bio from Show 228:
Angelica Hairston (harp), 18, comes from Atlanta, Georgia where she attends the Chamblee Charter High School. Angelica is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. She studies harp with Elisabeth Remy Johnson and has also played the violin since age 4. As a harpist Angelica is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Greenforest Community Baptist Church Orchestra and Choir, and she also plays the violin in the Chamblee Quartet and Phoenix Quartet. In her free time Angelica likes to volunteer, work with children, and share her music with others.