Biography




Background music
for cocktail parties,
receptions, banquets,
etc. is provided on an
hourly basis with a
short break at the
top of the hour. Carol
enjoys playing for
almost any type of
special event.
Contact her for
availability on
specific dates and
prices.



Carol Kihm
Sacramento, CA
ph: 916-928-6143
cell: 916-549-2174
carol.kihm@comcast.net
Carol Kihm, Harpist
.Orchestral and Chamber Performance: Carol has had extensive chamber and orchestral ensemble
experience including performances with the Stockton Symphony, Modesto Symphony, UC Davis
Orchestra, Sacramento Youth Symphony, Sacramento Ballet Orchestra and the Sacramento Choral Society
Orchestra. She had enjoyed first chair positions in the Idaho State Civic Symphony and the Lake Shore
Symphony Orchestra in Chicago and currently serves as principal harpist of the Camellia Symphony
Orchestra in Sacramento and the Folsom Lake Symphony Orchestra.      
Education: Starting with piano lessons at the age of 6, Carol Kihm went on to begin harp studies at age 15
with Suzann Davids in Denver, Colorado. Other teachers she has worked with are Steven Hartman in
Chicago, Suzanne Balderston at the Summer Music Academy in Santa Barbara, Susan Allen and Stella
Castellucci at The Summer Harp Course in Pacific Palisades and, most recently, Dr. Beverly
Wesner-Hoehn in Sacramento. She holds Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from Idaho State and
Sac State Universities.
Harp Teacher: While living in Idaho, Carol enjoyed teaching more than 30 private harp and piano students.
 In 1998 she relocated to Northern California where she taught K-12 music for two years at the I AM
School in Mt. Shasta. She now resides in Sacramento, California with her husband and two children where
she continues to teach private harp lessons in addition to her freelance work.
Event Entertainment: Carol has been
playing the harp for weddings and other
community gatherings for over 25 years.
She has performed for private events in
various locations across the US including
areas of Idaho, Utah and California,
Washington, D.C., Houston, Chicago,
Minneapolis and Hawaii. Her repertoire
consists of standard musical styles
including classical, contemporary pop,
Broadway, old standards, religious, Celtic
and seasonal. She provides solo and
background music for wedding ceremonies
and receptions, open houses, banquets, and
many other types of social gatherings.