Sara Shute is a professional harpist in Houston, TX. She regularly performs throughout Houston, Galveston, Spring, Katy, Austin, and the surrounding areas. Sara earned her Undergraduate Degree in Harp Performance as well as a Master’s Degree in Harp Performance from Indiana University, with a minor in Harp Pedagogy. As a harp player Sara especially enjoys performing modern music and the standards. You can hear a live sampling of her repertoire at the upcoming Houston Bridal Extravaganza Show! The show will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on July 16th and 17th, and Sara will be in booth #821. Please stop by and say hello.
As a top choice for Houston wedding music, Sara has provided ceremony music and reception entertainment for hundreds of Houston area brides. If you would like to know more about her wedding services please visit the Weddings page. Past notable wedding performances include the wedding ceremony music for Miss Universe and the wedding ceremony music for Miss Nevada. Sara’s upbeat song list also lends itself well to the post-ceremony celebrations including the cocktail hour and reception. Your guests will not be disappointed. Please do not hesitate to contact Sara if you have any questions or are interested in having harp music at your upcoming event.
The harp is an ancient instrument and originated in Egypt, initially as a hunter’s bow. Perhaps the hunter was bored one afternoon and discovered that he could make pretty sounds with his hunting weapon. Over the centuries the instrument evolved, slowly adding more strings. Harp players are referred to as harpists, harpies, harpers, and harpest, the last being a common misspelling. The harp that King David played had 5 strings and is referred to as a Lyre. Other famous harp students include Marie Antoinette and Harp Marx. The harp had been very common in royal courts, but fell out of favor at some point. Within the last decade Prince Charles appointed a Royal Harpist, which has put the harp back in the spotlight. Please take time to enjoy the samples posted!