The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto
Bachelors in Music Performance, Southern Methodist University
Kimberly’s exceptional versatility and beautiful expression offer a unique musical journey to audiences everywhere.
Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa is a concert and recording artist, freelance performer, composer, dedicated instructor and founding director of Houston Summer Harp Festival and Harp Journeys. She has shared her music throughout the US, in Canada and in Australia; including as a featured artist/ presenter with Beauty of the Harp, North Colorado Harp Festival, the Greater Houston Chapter, North Jersey Chapter and New Orleans Chapter of the American Harp Society, the AHS Summer Institute 2011 and Gulf Coast Harpers Association.
As a leading free-lance musician for over 30+ years, Ms. DeRosa remains in high demand as a soloist, chamber, orchestral, church and special event performer. This includes previous occasions with: Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, Theatre Under The Stars, Dallas Wind Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony and Opera in Concert and celebrity concerts with the Moody Blues, Ray Charles, Bernadette Peters and Frank Sinatra, Jr. She is a member of the Dallas Jazz Harp Ensemble.
Ms. DeRosa nurtures the love for music and the harp while developing self- expression and building confidence and polish in students of all ages and levels. She is a lifetime member of the American Harp Society, has served as a Board Member and chairperson for the Chapter Committee and as an officer for three locals chapters. Kimberly is passionate about encouraging fellowship amongst harpists and elevating the performers’ and audiences’ experience.
CD recordings: Tidings of Joy (Christmas selections with guest musicians) and Zero Hour (Spanish and South American music for harp/guitar). Kimberly’s current recording project focuses on reflective music and includes her original compositions.
Ms. DeRosa completed her BM at Southern Methodist University under the instruction of Susan Dederich-Pejovich and graduate work at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under the instruction of Judy Loman.