DANIELLE KUNTZ completed her Master of Music degree in Harp Performance at the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2017. She studied with Dr. Jaymee Haefner and received additional instruction from renowned pedagogues Susann McDonald and Elizabeth Hainen. Danielle has performed in a wide variety of venues and is an advocate for new music compositions. Her solo engagements include a feature with the UNT Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the 2014-2015 Concerto Competition performing the second movement of Gliere’s Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 74. She was also regularly featured on the UNT Spectrum concert series showcasing new compositions by faculty and students of the UNT composition department.
Additionally, Danielle is an experienced teacher for children and adults of all ages. She is trained in Suzuki Harp Book 1 and plans to pursue additional Suzuki training in the near future. In her teaching, she also draws from the pedagogical method and philosophy of Henriette Renié and guides her students to focus on the two goals of ease of playing and creating a beautiful sound on the harp. Also an experienced administrator, Danielle worked as a harp sales specialist at Lyon & Healy West (Salt Lake City, Utah) from 2017-2019.
Danielle currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to maintaining a private teaching studio and actively performing in the area, she and her husband are avid cyclists and enjoy exploring new areas both within Michigan and across the United States.