Paula Page, born in Odessa, Texas and raised in Philadelphia, joined the Houston Symphony as Principal Harpist in1984. Prior to her Houston appointment, she was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony in the dual positions of harpist and keyboard artist. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Miss Page has been guest harpist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and serves as Principal Harpist in the Grand Teton Music Festival. Miss Page is a frequent participant in various chamber music series in Houston and has been featured at several national conferences of the American Harp. Always eager to combine performance and pedagogy, she has served on the faculties of the University of Oklahoma, Temple University Institute, Carnegie- Mellon University, Interlochen Arts Camp, and is currently Associate Professor of Harp at the Shepherd School of Music and the Moores School of Music. During the summer she serves on the faculty of the Round Top Festival Institute at Round Top, Texas. This combining of performing and teaching careers follows in the pattern of her two main mentors, Alice Chalifoux (Cleveland Orchestra) and Edna Phillips (Philadelphia Orchestra).