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ABOUT

Harpist, radio host, digital marketer

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Brooke Knoll is an accomplished harpist, radio host, and digital marketer based in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

A student of classical harp as well as the Suzuki method, Brooke has experience performing in orchestral and solo settings. A lifelong learner, she seeks to find ways in which the harp can break convention and elicit new emotions from listeners while also employing traditional sonorities. She currently performs as part of the Extemporaneous Music and Arts Society as an improviser and collaborator of contemporary music and teaches lessons to students of all ages.

Brooke got her start in public radio at the University of Minnesota's radio station, Radio K, where she hosted "Rock Me, Amadeus," a show dedicated to making classical music accessible and approachable. From there, she joined YourClassical MPR as a digital producer and board operator before finding her way to Kansas City as digital audience specialist and host of the KC Local Feature at 91.9 Classical KC in 2021.

As an arts administrator, Brooke has previously worked with the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cuban American Youth Orchestra, and Minnesota Orchestra.

Brooke is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, with a B.S.B. and B.A. and majors in Entrepreneurship, Public Non-Profit Management, and Harp. She has studied harp with Kathy Kienzle, Phala Tracy, and Nikki Lemire.