​​​​​Julia H. Haines


JULIA HAINES/COMPOSER/INDEPENDENT MUSICIAN

Independent composer/multi-instrumentalist 
Collaboration with dance, film, theater, video, poetry and storytellers.
First Prize for harp/voice at the O’Carolan Festival, Keadue, Ireland in 2002 
Pennsylvania Fellowship in the Arts
Finalist, Pew Fellowship on the Arts
Nominated Best Folk Instrumentalist by the Philadelphia Music Foundation. 

COMMISSIONS
Miriam: I Shall Sing a New Song:  based on a setting of Rabbi Ruth Sohn’s poem 
Sophia: Dedicated to the Biblical Goddess of Wisdom,  
for the Anna Crisis Women’s Choir

EARTHWORKS:  Voices of Young People, Voices of the Elders

The Balance of Life: Harp and Frame drums

COMPOSITIONS 
Thunder: Perfect Mind: A setting of the ancient Nag Hammadi text for Celtic harp and voice
The Mystery: Text by the ancient Irish poet Amerigin
Heart Gratitude Prayer: an invocation for voice and percussion
Circle of the Sky
Charge of the Goddess
Let’s Enjoy Global Warming While It’s Fun- 1999 ecological rant
WIND/WATER/LIGHT
She has also composed original music for elementary school 'operas' and concerts.

Besides her solo recordings and with her group WINDHARP, 

Julia has recorded with: Pauline Oliveros, The Roots, Tommy Hayes, Susan Werner,

Laura Simms, Robert Esformes, Ubaka Hill,David Oliver