Cincinnati-born Joseph Rebman is passionate about the harp. Over coffee a few weeks ago we spoke at length about his life-long love: the harp. Joe told me how he began studying the harp and composition at age ten, eventually receiving a bachelor’s degree in harp performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master’s degree in composition from the University of Oklahoma, and an Artist Diploma from CCM.
Since then Joe has been performing with orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States, serving as principal harpist and acting principal harpist with the Amarillo Symphony, the Huntington Symphony, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Fort Smith Symphony, and the Erie Philharmonic. He has also appeared as soloist with the Norfolk Chamber Music, and the Five-One Experimental Orchestra of Cleveland.
Joe has lectured on composing for the harp at the Atlantic Music Festival, the CIM Young Composers Program, the Rocky Ridge Music Festival, the University of Oklahoma, and CCM. He has had his own compositions played at the NACUSA convention, the TUTTI New Music Festival, the Ball State Festival of New Music, and the Greater Cleveland Flute Society’s Composers Connection Concert.
Joseph Rebman makes his first appearance with Music for All Seasons at Historic Peterloon on October 14, 2018, playing Marcel Grandjany’s Fantasy on a theme of Haydn, Op. 31 and Gabriel Fauré’s Impromptu’ for Harp in D flat major.
Here he is as both composer and harpist in his own composition Eros Pithos http://www.josephrebman.com/eros