Wendy Muston

Principal Harp
Brief info

Wendy Muston is the principal harpist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the second harpist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She is also an instructor of harp, most notably at Butler University. Critics have praised her performances, writing, “Muston’s playing sparkled,” “Muston’s performance was cleanly played, self-possessed, and imaginatively inflected,” and “she played with an exceptional level of musicianship…an angelic purity.” Ms. Muston attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she earned her music performance degree under the instruction of such greats as Peter Eagle, Susann McDonald, and Linda Wood. She has performed with some of the world’s most beloved musicians, including Johnny Mathis, Josh Grobin, Tony Bennett, Luciano Pavarotti, Gladys Knight, and Sandi Patty, as well as with the groups ELO and the Moody Blues. She performs regularly in chamber recitals and studio sessions with her colleagues. Recently, Muston founded a chamber group called Studio in Bloom, which, in conjunction with the Second Presbyterian Church musical arts program, offers chamber recitals for very young children and their families. In her role as a member of the board for the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Muston advocates for arts education and works closely with administration and music teachers to encourage harp as a possibility for music students. Wendy’s career philosophy is, “Study what you love, and love what you do.”