Megan Sesma has performed in venues that range from Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow Russia, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall and numerous concert halls in South America. Her experience has placed her under the batons of some great conductors ranging from Neeme Jarvi and Yuri Temirkanov to John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. Ms. Sesma has also shared the stage with such legends of contemporary and popular music as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall and Dianne Reeves.
Ms. Sesma holds a Bachelor in music from the Eastman School of Music as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in harp performance from New York University. Ms. Sesma is adjunct professor of harp at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and harp instructor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and is President emeritus of the Shoreline Chapter of the American Harp Society.
Ms. Sesma is currently the 1st enlisted principal harpist with the United States Coast Guard Band, which in February 2003 added a harp position for the first time since its creation in 1925. In addition to her position as principal harpist with the USCG she substitutes with the New Haven Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, Bridgeport and other symphonies.
Ms. Sesma performed at the World Harp Congress in July 2011 with the Eastman Harp Quartet and toured Taiwan with the Coast Guard Band. December 2010 included the performance of Harp Christmas, a harp concerto with concert band. Recent performances include a July 2005 performance at the World Harp Congress in Dublin, Ireland. March 2006 included the concerto performance of Claude Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane in Merkin Hall and the world premiere of Hampson Sisler’s new composition for soprano, harp and orchestra, Diurnal Night. In 2004 she was the soloist on the US Coast Guard Band Midwest Summer Tour performing the Ginastera Harp Concerto. Other recent performances include a solo recital in Mexico City, and Antigua Guatemala.