2019 TUTORS

JAIMEE JOROFF


Jaimee is the 3rd generation harpist in her family and the first generation harper. Starting with pedal harp around age 10, she accompanied a friend to a Celtic harp lesson and that was the beginning of her involvement with the world of the lever harp. Trained by Aine Minogue in Irish harp and experiencing various Scottish harp teachers at the Edinburgh Harp Festival, Jaimee has combined harp with various aspects of her life: music of Henry David Thoreau, Jane Austen, therapeutic music, music for pet needs, duets with Bodhran, etc. But always it is the Celtic Music that calls to her.


Don Hilsberg has been a professional harpist, performing

 in theRocky Mountain region for over thirty-five years.

 He hasenjoyed a multi-faceted career as an orchestral 

musician,performing with symphonic, ballet, opera and

 musical theaterorganizations. He has also appeared as a 

recitalist, chambermusician and concerto soloist with 

numerous organizationsalong the Front Range.

Mr. Hilsberg was Principal Harp for ten years with the

 DenverChamber Orchestra until its demise in 1994, and 

has recentlyretired after sixteen years as Principal Harp

 with the ColoradoSprings Philharmonic Orchestra. Don

 currently holds theposition of Principal Harp with the

 Colorado Chamber Orchestra and the Jefferson Symphony

 Orchestra.

Don is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New

York City, where he was a student of Lucile Lawrence.

In Don’s very limited spare time, he enjoys gardening at high

altitude while living on the Palmer Divide. When he’s not

tending a garden, he stays more than busy with his three

rambunctious pups: Wild Willy and Zeek (Welsh Terriers)

 and Beado (Beagle).

Don Hilsberg