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Nationally recognized harpist Calista Anne Koch has been performing professionally since she was a young adult, growing up in Marietta, Georgia, and has been performing throughout the United States since the late 1980s. She attended Interlochen and was principle harpist at Florida State University, where she obtained her undergraduate degree. During her time in Florida, she competed and won many scholarships, competitions, and was highlighted in the American Harp Journal as being an exceptional young harpist and her work as a music therapist. Calista Anne moved back to Georgia after completing her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy in 1999 and quickly became highly sough after as a performer for weddings, private events, as well as a teacher to students of all ages. She moved to Covington, GA, where she was co-founder of the Covington Community Orchestra and coached for several youth orchestras, performed in many ensembles, and directed the Atlanta Harp Choir. She moved to Macon, GA. in 2004, where she went on to obtain Masters degrees in both Harp Performance and Church Music.
Calista Anne Koch has had the honor of performing for two United States Presidents, one Vice President, Senators, Congressmen, five State Governors, many local and state politicians, many famous athletes and musicians, and many TV personalities as well as being seen on television herself. Her CDs are even used for enrichment with the belugas at the GA. Aquarium.
As a teacher, Calista Anne Koch leads several ensembles, coaches her students that are members of the Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra, and has more than 15 private harp students. She is the harp professor at Mercer University. Her students have won competitions, scholarships, and several have placed and won Miss America preliminary competitions. Several of her students have gone on to study harp at different universities around the country.