Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Zoe Vandermeer, Soprano and Harps

Zoe Vandermeer accompanies her singing on Celtic harp and Welsh triple harp in Baroque, Classical, Opera, Celtic repertoire and her original compositions. A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Zoe Vandermeer performs internationally, and gives masterclasses and private instruction in CT and NY . Venues include include the Sao Paulo Harp Festival Brazil, Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies UMASS, Castle Clinton NYC, Carnegie Hall, International Festival de Deia Spain, Glasgow International Early Music Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival, American Harp Society, Somerset Harp Festival, HarpCon2003, San Mateo Convention Center, San Francisco Academy of Art Museum, Pollok House National Trust Museum Scotland, Nairn Little Theatre Scotland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery Scotland, Historical Harp Society Conference, San Francisco Choral Society, Festival Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Westchester Oratorio Society, Town of Southeast Arts Coalition Brewster, Midday Concerts Norwalk, Harps On Main Concerts Indiana, Russian River Concerts, Trinity Chapel Concerts Berkeley, Nova Scotia Early Music Society Concerts, Pasadena Chamber Music Society Concerts, UC Davis Early Music Series, Westmont College Concerts, and many others.

Ms. Vandermeer won First Place in the B. Alexander International Vocal Competition in 2014. She was Operatic Finalist and Artsong Finalist in the American Prize Competition in 2014 and 2016, and the same organization gave her a Special Citation for her work as a singing harpist. A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ms. Vandermeer won First Place in the Bay Area Arts Vocal Competition and was Finalist in the London Young Artists Early Music Competition as well as the Wilfred Laurier Concert Aria Competition in Canada. Ms. Vandermeer is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, Music Teachers National Foundation Fund, Emerging Artists Fund, and Hartt School Faculty Development Fund.

Articles about Ms. Vandermeer can be found in the Swiss publication 'Harpa', Classical Singer Magazine, and the Litchfield County Times. She has recorded for Koch International, Voce Classics, and KachinaMusiK, and has been a featured guest on numerous radio stations in the US and UK.

Ms. Vandermeer is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, and is eligible for matching grants through NEFA. She is a member of the American Harp Society, Historical Harp Society, Scottish Harp Society of America, and the United Kingdom Harp Association.

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Zoe Vandermeer accompanies her singing on Celtic harp and Welsh triple harp.

I Have Worked With

  • November 2018

    Director and performer, New England Harp Retreat, held in New Britain, CT for lever harpists.  Guest presenters include harpist and harp rebuilder Carl Swanson of Swanson Harps Boston, Kathy King, PT and CMP, and David Norton, of the Hartford Hypnosis Center.  Workshop segments include Welsh Music for Lever Harps, Overcoming Performance Anxiety, Bochsa for Lever Harps, Harp and Healing, and much more.

  • October 2018

    Soprano Soloist singing Lucia's 'Mad Scene'.

  • October 2018

    Three Classes given by Zoe Vandermeer:

    Learn How to Sing (Better!); Playing the Harp - An Introduction; Fear, The Voice, and Public Speaking

     

     

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Zoe
Job Title/Position: 
Soprano and Harp
Physical Address: 
Brookside Rd.
New Britain, CT 06052
Last Name: 
Vandermeer
Phone: 
917.838.1489

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Solo / Recital
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - Poetry
Music - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Solo / Recital
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
1990
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
French
Gaelic
German
Italian
Russian
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
American Harp Society
Historical Harp Society
New York Singing Teachers Association
American Handel Society
Metro Harp New York City
Scottish Harp Society of America
United Kingdom Harp Association
Education: 
B.Mus. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Awards: 
First Place Winner, Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, 2014
Finalist, American Prize Competition, Opera Division, 2014 & 2016
Finalist, American Prize Competition, Art Song Division, 2014 & 2016
Special Commendation, American Prize Competition, Voice/Harp 2014
First Place Winner, Bay Area Vocal Arts Competition 1997
Second Place Winner, Best Classical Album, 'Angel's Wine, the Songs of John Dowland for Soprano and Baroque Harp', JPF 2002
Second Place Winner, Best Classical Song, 'Hiding in the Light', by Zoe Vandermeer, JPF 2002
Third Place Winner, Sigma Alpha Iota Singing Competition, Berkeley, CA 1993
Finalist, London Young Artists Early Music Competition, 1991
Recipient, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, 2012
Recipient, MTNA Foundation Grant Fund, 2012
Recipient, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, 2007
Commission: 'The Enchanted Nightingale', by Zoe Vandermeer (composer and soprano soloist) Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Chamber Chorus, Sonos Handbell Ensemble, 1995
Premiere: 'In Man's Heart is a Little Room', by Zoe Vandermeer, for soprano, violin soloist and strings, San Francisco Sinfonietta, 1997
Recipient, Trust Scholarship and Prizes, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
For concerts, chair, music stand, light for music stand, (piano if needed for a particular program).
amplification for outdoor performances (late May - early September)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Music
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000