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Welcome to Speak Your Art Blog Hub. This blog combines posts from seven of my other blogs: In the Flow Studios Arts, In the Flow Studios Body, I Love Shelter Dogs, Mana Keepers, PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts, Self-Actualization thru Women's Empowerment and Speak Your Art Poetry. It brings my organizations together and offers my readers an easier way to follow new posts in one convenient location.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Alexandra Perdew Artist Highlight

We are over-the-moon to have Alexandra Perdew as one of our featured performing artists. She is an amazing performer and has shared her art nationally and internationally. She has an extensive list of credentials as a professional harpist, yet she is the most unassuming, caring, authentic, down-to-earth artist around. 

She has made time in her busy schedule, commuting from San Francisco to Westwood, to perform for our Arts Open House and ICARE Dog Rescue Fundraiser this Sunday. Alexandra is a dog-lover. She rescued her baby Buddy from an abusive past and gave him the life of his dreams.  Buddy even accompanies Alexandra to work whenever he can. When we told Alexandra a little bit about the great work ICARE does for abused, neglected and hurt dogs, she stepped up to help right away. 

Here's a small bit of those extensive credentials we wrote about.
Alexandra received her Bachelor's Degree from DePauw University in 2000, majoring in Music and Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry, after having spent her junior year studying harp at the University of Oregon. She then received her Master's Degree from Roosevelt University in Orchestral Studies in 2002, and did post graduate work at the University of Southern California in Harp Performance and Anthropology.

During her years of study, Alexandra's harp teachers included: Sarah Bullen, Sally Maxwell, Edward Druzinsky, JoAnn Turovsky, Harriet Thompson Moore, Cara Bershad, Faye Seeman, Joy Andreasen, and Neva Lydiard. She has also performed in many master classes given by such internationally known harpists as Skaila Kanga, Jana Bouskova, Marie Pierre Langlamet, and Bryn Lewis.

She has performed extensively throughout the country as a soloist, with small ensembles, as an orchestral harpist, and has appeared on ABC. Alexandra's playing, "Is filled with care, artistry, and mature interpretation. She is a talented musician, well rounded in her knowledge of music, and has a healthy curiosity in areas beyond music." (Donald Chen, conductor, faculty Roosevelt University.) "Everything I heard was sensitive, artistic, and had beautiful intonation." (Richard Ferrin, violist emeritus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra).

Alexandra has been teaching harp for twelve years through her personal harp studio in Chicago, IL; at the University of Southern California as a Teaching Assistant, and now at her studios in Anaheim and Palos Verdes. Alexandra utilizes the ABRSM program in her teaching as well as molding programs to fit young adults and adult beginners.

Apart from Harp Activities, Alexandra also enjoys coaching rowing and participating in sports and writing articles for various journals including: The Journal of the American Harp Society, Chicago Health Magazine, and Atlanta Health Magazine. Alexandra is a strong supporter of the American Harp Society through the competitions and local chapters. She has served as one of the main directors of the Anne Adams Awards Auditions for eight years, and has also helped to run the National Competitions.

Contact info for Alexandra Perdew
New website coming soon at ALEXANDRAPERDEW.COM
Email: alexandraperdew01@gmail.com
Phone: 949-554-9087
Salvi Harps http://www.salviharpsinc.com

Contact info for  ICARE Dog Rescue
Website: http://www.icaredogrescue.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ICARE.rescue

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Use this link to get more information and to register for our event on Facebook
Arts Open House Luau & ICARE Dog Rescue Fundraiser

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