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Dr. Ted Nichelson
Hollywood, California 90028
United States
Metro Area: Hollywood
Booking and Information
Telephone: 323-874-8809
Email: yourharpist@yahoo.com
Website: www.yourharpist.com
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Harp Type:

Pedal harp

Local Travel: 60 miles
International Gigs: No

Performing Since:


Also Provide Music Group: Yes
Available with Harp:
  • Flute

  • Violin


Ted Nichelson is available to perform on the harp at your next event: Weddings, Receptions, Funerals, Bar Mitzvahs, Background Music, Corporate Functions, School Presentations, Holiday Programs, Harp Lectures Harp lessons are also available for all ages.


Ted Nichelson earned a Doctor of Arts degree in Harp Performance and Music Education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana and a Master of Music degree in Harp from the University of Michigan. Ted also received a Bachelor of Music in Harp from Illinois Wesleyan University and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honorary society. Currently, he is a freelance harpist in Hollywood, California and serves Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. He also served as staff harpist for Hollywood Forever Funeral Home.


Ted has performed as a harpist in the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra, Illinois State University Symphony, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and many other orchestras in the Metro-Detroit and Indianapolis areas. His primary teachers include Martha Burwell, Lynne Aspnes, and Elizabeth Richter. Ted has also studied harp with Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo School (Camden, Maine), Alice Spero Keene of the University of Illinois, and Ruth Myers of Eastern Michigan University. He served as a harp teaching assistant at both the University of Michigan and Ball State University, and taught harp on the faculty of Indiana Wesleyan University. Ted also has numerous solo and guest performances to his credit and played regularly for church services at College Avenue United Methodist Church, Muncie, Indiana.


Ted earned a graduate degree in Musicology from Illinois State University and a portion of his research was published in the Winter, 2000 issue of The American Harp Journal, a scholarly music periodical. He also teaches piano professionally and maintained large studios in both Ann Arbor, Michigan and Muncie, Indiana. He is a member of the American Harp Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.

Repertoire Sample:

A Mighty Fortress
A Time For Us
Abide With Me
All I Ask of You
Angels We Have Heard on High
At River Bend
Autumn Leaves
Canon in D
Caro Mio Ben
Clare de Lune
Coventry Carol
Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Fur Elise
Great Day
Harmony of the Angels
Harp of the Western Wind
Here Comes the Bride
I Get A Kick Out of You
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
John Dunbar Theme
Joyful Overture
Little Fountain
Lo How A Rose
Midsummer Night's Dream
Moonlight Sonata
Morning Has Broken
Morning Splendor
Music Box Melody
O Holy Night
O Perfect Love
Panis Angelicus
Piť Jesu
Red Rose Tango
Silent Night
Summer Cotillion
Summer Song
Sunrise, Sunset
Swan, The
Think of Me
Through the Eyes of Love
Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Voluntary
Water Music
We'll Meet Again
What Child is This
Where Eagles Soar
Listen to Audio Samples:
Canon in D
Here Comes the Bride
Trumpet Voluntary
Desired Events:  
  • Anniversary
  • Awards Night
  • Bachelor Party
  • Bachelorette Party
  • Banquet
  • Birthday
  • Casino
  • Christening
  • Christmas Party
  • Church
  • Club
  • Coffee Shop
  • Community Event
  • Convention
  • Corporate Function
  • Country Club
  • Cruise Ship
  • Dinner Dance
  • Festival
  • Fund Raiser
  • Funeral
  • Graduation Party
  • Grand Opening
  • Hotel
  • Movie Soundtrack
  • Picnic
  • Private Party
  • Prom
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Reunion
  • Shower
  • Ski Lodge
  • Studio Session
  • Temple
  • TV Soundtrack
  • Wedding
  • Other
 Price Range: Contact me for Pricing Information.
 Price Details:

Please see my Price List at www.yourharpist.com for more complete information.

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Audio Samples
Canon in D
Here Comes the Bride New Version
Here Comes the Bride
Trumpet Voluntary
"Ted was easy to work with, prompt and communicated well in making plans for his performance. Everyone enjoyed his music very much and felt he was a classy addition to our Holiday Party"
- Jodi M, Orange, CA

"Ted was great! Very conscientious, courteous and easy to work with. He showed up timely, and played very well. I would recommend Ted to anyone looking for a harpist. Every part of the experience was a joy. Ted is the consummate professional, looks the part, and sounds great while performing. I am glad he was a part of the wedding day. Thanks again Ted!"
- Josh L, City of Industry, CA

"Not only is Ted Nichelson kind, and professional, he is extremely talented. My wedding was so beautiful, and would not have been so elegant had I not hired Ted. I am and will forever be grateful to Ted for the outstanding performance he gave at my ceremony and pre-reception. I will always recommend him. Thank you Ted."
- Michelle R, Huntington Beach, CA

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