Always Aspiring, Hoping to Inspire
African American Harpist
Chanson De la Nuit by Carlos Salzedo at the Strathmore Mansion for the National Philharmonic Orchestra as part of their Youth Mentorship program final project.
Performing at the Kennedy Center Skylight Pavillion
I am most proud of my creative interpretation that I prepared as a tribute to one of the greatest American musicians, Mr.Charles Mingus. Mingus's compositions are complex, multilayered and extended works that don't provide an easy framework for solo Instruments. My tribute is a nod to Celia, Better Get Hit in Your Soul and Duke Ellington's Sounds of Love, arranged for harp, which I was invited to create by my director Mr.Davey Yarborough of the Washington Jazz Arts Institute for the National Endowment of the Arts induction of the 2023 Kennedy Center Jazz Masters.
Sarah is 6 years old selecting her first harp.
Sarah decided at 6 years old that she wanted to play a harp. She had not touched a harp before this moment but she instantly connects with the strings.
6 years old, concentrating at her first concert
7 years old and improving her technique on a lever harp
8 years old , Sarah's hard work earned her a position with the Virginia AYPO (American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra) Harp Ensemble.
8 years old, Sarah is testing the sound to select her first petite pedal harp at the Lyon and Healy Harp warehouse in Chicago, Ill.
8.5 Years old and still growing
8 almost 9 years old and self determined
9 years old. Barely touching the ground. Academically growing fast. Sarah performed on the harp and piano at a charity luncheon fundraiser for a prominent music school at the Mayflower hotel .
10 years old. Performing with the Nightingale by Deborah Conant
11 years old. Getting taller, performing using advanced techniques.
Community is truly powerful. Thank you to everyone who donated and provided performance opportunities for Sarah to earn money to purchase her full sized 47 String Salvi pedal Harp.
Thank you to Sarah's harp teacher, Mrs. Robbin Gordon-Cartier for her unwavering support. guidance and belief in Sarah. She made a profound impact on her life, Our family will be forever grateful. Her passion for teaching and her dedication to the growth of harp students inspires Sarah in ways that we can not put into words. Thank you for shaping Sarah's future with knowledge and care.
14 years old. My how time flies !
Sarah presents Chanson De Mai by Alphonse Hasselman at the Strathmore on behalf of the National Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Mentorship program
I love performing harp music for patients in the hospital, hospice or nursing homes. It is difficult to perform often due to the weight of a full sized harp.
Full sized harps are too big to carry into patient rooms. Therapeutic harpist use smaller lever harps.
Support my goal to raise $8500 to purchase a smaller harp to perform therapeutic harp music at nursing homes and hospitals.
Your support and contributions will enable Sarah to meet her goal to return to performing for seniors at the hospitals and nursing homes. Your generous donation will add joy to a senior citizen life. You may also contact email@example.com for quicker response
Bright Beginnings is a non-profit organization that operates early childhood and family centers for children experiencing homelessness in Washington DC. Sarah Ramson performed story time with the Nutcracker during their Christmas 2022 season.
I uncovered my passion for golf during my first lesson with my dad.
I am following my dream to perform and inspire other children to be their very best self.
I find inspiration all around me.
CRITICAL THINKING AND CURIOSITY ARE THE KEYS TO CREATIVITY.
Eliminating Barriers to success.
Thank you to the team at Potter Violins for nominating me to the National Philharmonic Youth Mentorship Program hosted at the Strathmore in addition to the gift in kind of the use of The John Kendall Concert Hall to conduct my fundraising concert to purchase my full size Harp. https://youtu.be/r1td59v48Ek?si=9Z14-PD84k_hzlrY
Please visit : https://potterviolins.com/
Thank you to the Potomac and Prince Georges County Chapter for providing grants and opportunities to perform that inspire youth to strive towards their musical goals.
The mission of the Society Incorporated is to help today's youth turn their creative talents into artistic opportunities for their future.
To support youth in the performing arts go to: https://www.thesocietyinc.org/
Thank you to Mr. Davey Yarborough and the teachers at WJAI for providing support and a platform to perform Jazz on the Harp and Flute.
To donate go to: http://wjai.org/
Washington, District of Columbia, United States