is the founding director and Music Director of the Young Texas Harp Ensemble.
Ms. Fedson teaches Harp at the University of Texas in Austin
and Southwestern University in Georgetown.
Ms. Fedson continues to maintain an active private studio in Austin as well as giving workshops
Suzuki harp Instruction on a national and international basis. She also
performs with orchestras and chamber groups in Austin and Dallas-Fort
Jacquelyn Venter Ridder
The Young Texas Harp Ensemble announces the appointment of a new Co-Musical Director,
Jacquelyn Venter Ridder.
Ms. Ridder is the principal harpist of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony
and has been a featured soloist at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.
She has also performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra,
South East Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and the Central Iowa Symphony.
Venter Ridder graduated with Harp Performance majors from Oberlin
Conservatory (bachelor’s degree) and UNI (master’s degree). She
formerly taught at Luther College and the University of Northern Iowa Suzuki School, and now is a Doctoral Candidate at the Butler School of Music
and the harp instructor for the UT String Project.