Maria maintains a very active teaching studio in Columbia and her students mirror their teacher’s dedication to performances “outside the box.” She was the winner of the 2011 Missouri’s Got Talent Contest performing an innovative composition of crossover jazz and classical harp.

The Lake Arts Council presents Maria Duhova Trevor in an Elegant Harp Concert along with her guest vocalist, Caitlin Chisham, on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Lake Ozark Christian Church.

The Lake Arts Council strives to serve, educate and enrich our community through the arts. This concert will certainly fulfill that mission. Outside of hearing harp music occasionally in an orchestra, at weddings or perhaps at openings for an art show, harp music is a rarity in this community.

Maria D. Trevor was born in the Slovak Republic and moved to the U.S. in 2006. She quickly established herself as one of the most sought after harpist in Missouri. She is the principle harpist of the Missouri and Springfield Symphony Orchestras as well as adjunct instructor of harp at the University of Missouri and Truman State University.

As a wedding ceremony musician she has provided music for over 150 couples. Her philosophy of the healing power of music has brought her a large following and helped to establish monthly Harp and Healing Services in Columbia.

Maria maintains a very active teaching studio in Columbia and her students mirror their teacher’s dedication to performances “outside the box.” She was the winner of the 2011 Missouri’s Got Talent Contest performing an innovative composition of crossover jazz and classical harp. She has collaborated with many great artists including Art Garfunkel, Johnny Mathis, Eileen Ivers and the Texas Tenors.

Guest vocalist for the concert will be 14 year old Caitlin Chisham, daughter of Dan and Kristin Chisham of Holts Summit. Caitlin has received numerous honors, including the first place winner of the New York Lyric Opera Competition and second place in the American Prize for Women in Opera and Operetta (High School Division).

She recently placed third in the Hal Lenard National Art Song Competition for Early Teen Voices and will be competing in the Classical Singers Finals in Chicago at the end of May.

The concert is partially sponsored by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students (Kindergarten thru grades 12) and may be purchased at the door of Lake Ozark Christian Church, only on May 7, the day of the concert.

For advanced tickets, call the Lake Arts Council office between the hours of 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 573-964-6366. For more information go to www.artsatthelake.com or their Facebook page.