B i o g r a p h y
Harper Denhard is an active soprano in the Washington, D.C. area. Praised for her clear voice and engaging stage presence, she has performed in musical theatre, operetta, and concerts. As a singer/songwriter, she released the Christmas song "Mary's Song" in November 2019 and "Songs of Hope and Light" in November 2020 on YouTube and streaming platforms, and others on her YouTube channel.
Harper is passionate about engaging with senior audiences at living facilities across the Washington metropolitan area. She frequently performs her one-woman show of Broadway classics, jazz standards, and pop songs at senior venues with the goal of bringing joy and nostalgia to the residents.
Since 2014, Harper has sung as a professional soloist and chorister at the Palisades Community Church in Washington, D.C. As a choral soprano, she has sung under the direction of Marin Alsop, Julian Wachner, and Steven Reineke, in the Washington Chorus. She also has performed in many musical theatre productions including Carousel (Nettie), Trial by Jury (Angelina), Sweeney Todd, Titanic, Ragtime, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Harper holds a Master's of Education from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she studied sociology and music. After college, Harper was selected to join Teach for America in Phoenix, Arizona where she taught first grade in a high-need area and founded and directed her school's first choral program. Since returning to Maryland in 2011, she has taught a variety of elementary grades, and currently is enjoying working with multilingual learners at an elementary school in Montgomery County.