Elinor Niemisto holds a BM and MM in Harp Performance  from the University of Michigan, as well as Suzuki Harp Teacher Training units 1 through 4 and Practicuum.  She is the Principal Harpist with the Rochester (MN) Symphony and the LaCrosse (WI) Symphony.  Elinor is a Senior Lecturer in Harp at Carleton College as well as Adjunct Instructor at St. Olaf.  She is serving on the American Suzuki Harp Curriculum Committee.  She teaches harp lessons to students from age six to sixty and plays restful music to elderly and home-bound residents of the Northfield area.  Elinor is a frequent performer with choirs and chamber groups in the SE Minnesota area and performs with “Harpourri”, a quartet of professional harpists.