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An Evening with Harpist Julietta Rabens

March 29, 2018

Harpist Julietta Rab
Harpist Julietta Rabens will perform a free concert at Western Wyoming Community College on April 6th at 7:30PM.

Western Wyoming Community College will host a concert by Julietta Rabens on harp, April 6th at 7:30PM in the WWCC Theater.

Since 2008, Julietta has been teaching music courses online for Western Wyoming Community College through the program’s unique online learning opportunities. As an educator, Rabens values a student-centered approach, guiding students through the learning process to reach their individual goals.

She received a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, minor in Piano Pedagogy from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her Master of Music in Harp from Northern Illinois University where she studied harp performance with Liz Cifani, and received training in Healing Harps and special education from Dr. Ron Price.

Rabens resides in New Mexico where she teaches harp, composition, and piano to students of all ages and levels through the New Mexico School of Music. She has experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, including giftedness, developmental delay, autism, brain injury, visual and hearing impairment, arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, anxiety and depression, trauma, and cancer survivors.

Currently, Julietta works as a harpist in the Arts-in-Medicine program through the University of New Mexico. Her philosophy in the arts is focused on using creativity to enable healing and happiness for each individual.

An enthusiastic advocate for new music, Julietta has performed with a variety of ensembles from orchestral to experimental jazz chamber groups. She is a member of Bellissima with flutist, Cathy Hawthorne. She also has a passion for a variety of folk harp traditions including Celtic, Paraguayan, and Mariachi.

“Dr. Julietta Rabens will perform a harp concert with a variety of music on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in the WWCC Theater. Dr. Rabens’ music will include folk, classical, and Celtic music. She will be joined by members of the local Irish traditional band the Beggarmen. The concert is free and open to everyone,” said Matt Schaffner, Assistant Professor of Music at Western.

Western offers four degrees in music: AA in instrumental music, AA in vocal music, AA in popular music (instrumental), and AA in popular music (voice). The AA in popular music at Western is one of the few college music programs to focus on popular music performance. Students have the advantage of learning in small music classes, allowing for individualized instruction.

All of the music degrees at Western are online/hybrid degrees. Students can complete the degree online, or take many of the classes face-to-face, or a combination of both. Ensembles are taken either at Western or in the student’s locale.

Music students at Western receive performance opportunities both at the college and in the community. The musicians perform in the annual concert series, guest artists concert series, our theater productions, and throughout the community. While students get the chance to play at the college, they also get to play gigs out in the community. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad should they choose to do so. 

Eliciting imagery of ancient Ireland, Dr. Rabens will perform traditional music of Ireland, in addition to beautiful classical and folk compositions for the harp.

This event is free and open to the public. The community is encouraged to attend. For more information regarding this event, please contact Matt Schaffner, Assistant Professor of Music at


Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.

For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181