Linda Wood Rollo

2016

 

Linda Wood Rollo is a teacher, composer and arranger of harp music.  She currently lives in Saratoga, California, where she teaches privately and is President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the AHS.
She has been a member of the AHS since 1965, and was fortunate to be part of the Los Angeles AHS Chapter during the reign of Dorothy Remsen, Ann Stockton, Catherine Gotthoffer, Marjorie Call and many other great harpists of that region who inspired her tremendously. Linda first served on the Board of Directors of the American Harp Society as a Director-at-Large, and then as Chairman of the Board from 2002-2006. She has been a contributing writer for the American Harp Journal and a both a performer and speaker at AHS conferences throughout the years.

Along with her support of the AHS, she is currently a Vice-President of the World Harp Congress and Vice-President of the USA International Harp Competition.

She was the Founding Editor of the World Harp Congress Review, a publication started in 1984 in nine languages to bring the international harp community together in communication, in the days before email, fax or the personal computer.  The WHC Review is now respected as a primary source of archival material relating to the harp.   In 2002, upon her retirement, The World Harp Congress bestowed its highest honor on her, the “Award of Recognition for Service to the International Harp Community” at the WHC Congress in Geneva, Switzerland.

Together with Susann McDonald, she has written and published over 25 volumes of music and teaching materials for the harp under the MusicWorks-Harp Editions Label. 

Linda Wood Rollo holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Redlands (later to receive their Distinguished Alumni Award), and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California (USC) with the Adolf Koldofsky Performance Grant.  She has taught on the harp faculties of Indiana University, The Louisville Ursuline School of Music and Drama, San Francisco State University, Dominican College and San Domenico School for Girls.  She toured under the auspices of Columbia Artists both with orchestra and as a soloist for many years and served as “Artist in Residence” at the University of Surrey, England.  She made five tours of Alaska sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.