Megan Kruitbosch enjoys a busy schedule as a freelance harpist in the DFW area and as a music student. She currently resides at the University of North Texas, where she studies with Dr. Jaymee Haefner. Megan is working towards her bachelors degree in harp performance, and has been awarded the Dean’s Camerata Scholarship for her studies. Throughout her collegiate career, she has performed with many of UNT’s top ensembles, including Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Concert Choir. She has also been awarded for her solo and ensemble playing in competitions such as the Dallas Chapter American Harp Society Solo Competition, the Young Artists Harp Seminar Concerto Competition, and the American Harp Society National Harp Ensemble Competition.
Megan especially enjoys playing and arranging for chamber groups. In 2014, she was invited to play works by Debussy and Ibert at the Lewisville International Chamber Series. She has also been performing and arranging for the internationally recognized UNT HarpBeats since 2013. She aspires to change the perception of harp ensembles by arranging upbeat and unexpected works. Most notably, her arrangement of Jump In the Line by Harry Belefonte will be featured at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong in the summer of 2017. Megan also performed her own arrangements with the HarpBeats at the Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio and on the Dallas Fox 4 Morning Show.
During her summers, Megan frequently shares her musical knowledge with up-and-coming musicians at the Young Artists Harp Seminar. This festival is located in the scenic mountains off the city of Atlanta, Georgia and is geared toward training young musicians from age twelve to twenty-six. Megan has worked as a YAHS counselor for several years, assisting students through their activities as well as teaching daily music theory classes. When she isn’t performing, teaching, or arranging, Megan’s favorite activity is visiting her grandfather Phil in San Diego, where he gives her surfing lessons and drives his refurbished 1947 Chevy Woodie up the coast.