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The Interlochen Collection: Harpist Erica Goodman

Harpist Erica Goodman is an internationally celebrated soloist, Juno Award winner and Interlochen camp alumna.

Harpist Erica Goodman spent eight summers at Interlochen's National Music Camp in the 1950s and 1960s. 

Critics have called her "Canada's preeminent harp player," and she's performed around the world.

She even played under Igor Stravinsky's baton.

We spoke with Goodman about her time at Interlochen and how it shaped her professional career.

Hear musical highlights from her time at Interlochen's National Music Camp and her long and celebrated career.

1961: Van Cliburn is at the piano, and Erica Goodman sits as first chair harpist with the red (dark) socks.

Music heard in this episode

  • Claude Debussy, Sacred and Profane Dances; Orien Dalley/National High School Broadcast Orchestra (August 1962)

The archival recordings heard on this program are available thanks in part to The Association for Recorded Sound Collections' Classical Music Preservation Grant, generous support from our listeners, and the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation.

Monica (Yost) Mayberry provided production support.

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