About the Arrangers
Julie Keyes and Julie Staples have combined harp arranging companies
(JAG Harp Productions and LDSHarp Works) to create one place
LDSHARPMUSIC.com for comprehensive resource
of sacred music for harpists of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
and all Christian harpists.
Julie Gaisford Keyes made her debut at the age of 15 as a soloist with the Utah Symphony. She is a two time winner of the American Harp Society National Harp Competition. Julie is a graduate from the Brigham Young University in
harp performance and pedagogy.
For almost 21 years, she has performed with the Orchestra at Temple Square and Tabernacle Choir. She performs on the longest live national radio and TV Broadcast "Music and the Spoken Word."
As a composer and arranger, she has published over two hundred arrangements focusing on religious and children's music for the lever and pedal harp. In addition to her publications is a book “My Harp’s History - a record keeping book for all harps”. She has a large private harp studio teaching beginning to advance students.
Julie Mitton Staple received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees in Harp Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University.
Julie spent several years as a harp instructor for Brigham Young University. She has played second harp with The Utah Symphony as well as principal harp for many other orchestras including Brigham Young University’s Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic, Symphony and Wind Symphony, as well as the Utah Lyric Opera. She has been the principal harpist for the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony for the past three years and is the harpist for the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra.
Julie is the current Chapter President of the Utah Chapter of the American Harp Society, a position she has held for many years. She has also served as a board member and as the Honors Recital Coordinator for a number of years.