Adjunct Associate Professor of Music
Joined Connecticut College: 2011
B.A., Economics, University of Rochester
M.A., Harp Performance, New York University
Megan Sesma has performed in venues that range from Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow Russia, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall and numerous concert halls in South America. Her experience has placed her under the batons of some great conductors, ranging from Neeme Jarvi and Yuri Temirkanov to John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. Ms. Sesma has also shared the stage with such legends of contemporary and popular music as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall and Dianne Reeves.
Ms. Sesma holds a bachelor's degree in music from the Eastman School of Music as well as a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Rochester and a master's in harp performance from New York University. Ms. Sesma is adjunct professor of harp at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut, the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, and harp instructor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She is the Northeast Regional Director for the American Harp Society and on the Board of Directors for the AHS.
Ms. Sesma is currently the first enlisted principal harpist with the United States Coast Guard Band, which in February 2003 added a harp position for the first time since its creation in 1925. In addition to her position as principal harpist with the USCG, she substitutes with the New Haven Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, and New Britain, Bridgeport, Manchester and other symphonies.
Ms. Sesma was the 2013 recipient of the Latina Style Service Award for the Coast Guard, awarded annually to one active duty female in the Coast Guard. Additionally, she is President of the Madison SEPTO, a Special Education PTO devoted to championing an inclusive community.
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