is principal harpist with the North Carolina Symphony. She has appeared as soloist with the NC Symphony, Durham Symphony and the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra. She frequently appears in solo recital and has been featured in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and in England's Brighton Palace. Memorable events include a performance with Grammy winner Branford Marsalis, and a duo appearance with Marilyn Keiser, world renowned organist and professor at Indiana University. In addition to the pedal harp, her recitals often include harps from Ireland, Africa, Paraguay, and a rare Erard single-action harp from England.

Anita is a graduate of Furman University with a double major in French and Harp Performance. Her teacher there was Marjorie Tyre, former harpist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She earned the Master of Music degree from Yale University which also awarded her the illustrious Alumni Prize. In 1985, Anita received a Rotary International Fellowship for post-graduate study with Marisa Robles at London's Royal College of Music where she earned diplomas in harp performance and harp pedagogy. Other teachers include Catherine Michel of the Paris Opera and Nancy Allen in Aspen.
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