About Emily Granger

Emily Ann Granger is a graduate of Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music and The Chicago College of Performing Arts where she studied with Susann McDonald and Sarah Bullen.  Ms. Granger is currently the Principal Harpist of the Chicago Civic Orchestra.  She is a substitute harpist for the New World Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony and Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Emily maintains a busy freelancing and teaching schedule in Chicago.  She has performed as a concerto soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra, Chicago College of Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra, Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, American Wind Symphony Orchestra and the Northland Symphony Orchestra. She is a prize winner in the Young Artists Harp Competition and the Indianapolis Natinee Musicale. Emily was a founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet and has studied and worked with world renowned harpists such as Naoko Yoshino, Elizabeth Hainen, Isabelle Perrin, Judy Loman, Nancy Allen, Deborah Hoffman, and Skaila Kanga. She has also had the privilege of working with many great conductors including Peter Oundjian, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Gerard Schwarz, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Larry Rachleff, Mario Venzago, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Andrew Litton. She is currently the Secretary of the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Harp Society and a member of the Musicians Club of Women and Sigma Alpha Iota.


Are you thinking about becoming a music teacher? If so, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about teaching music. I'd also love to chat with you about what VanderCook has to offer and what you can expect if you choose to study harp here. Feel free to contact me at for more information.


Contact Emily Granger:
(312) 225-6288


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3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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