About Alyson

Alyson Kanne is a versatile musician who believes the harp belongs in all genres and performance spaces.  

In 2018, Kanne performed solo works by Pescetti and Parish-Alvars in a recital at the J. Elsner School of Music in Warsaw.  As an orchestral musician, Kanne has performed at such venues as the Chicago Theatre, the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

A passionate advocate for contemporary music, Kanne collaborates frequently with composers, often resulting in the premiering and recording of new works.  As an undergraduate, Kanne served as the principal harpist of Indiana University’s renowned New Music Ensemble for over two years.  In 2019, Kanne was the first harpist ever admitted to the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program.

Kanne holds degrees from the Manhattan School of Music (MM, ‘21) and Indiana University (BM, ‘19). In Fall 2021, Kanne will begin her studies at the Peabody Institute in pursuit of her Doctorate of Musical Arts.