Anya Grace Garipoli is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance at Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Yolanda Kondonassis. Her previous teachers include Joan Raeburn Holland, Elizabeth Hainen, Kimberly Rowe, and Barbara Biggers. Anya has coordinated and participated in many benefit concerts and enjoys using her music to help and connect with others. She has participated in numerous competitions with success, most recently being named winner of the Anne Adams Awards of the American Harp Society. Anya was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey, where she began her harp studies at age eight.