Helen Rifas, harpist, earned degrees in music from Reed College and the University of Oregon, where she was a recipient of the Ruth Lorraine Close Fellowship in harp. She is currently principal harpist with the Greensboro and Winston-Salem Symphonies, as well as symphonies in Salisbury, Hickory and Greenville, South Carolina. Ms. Rifas is a member of the Wake Forest Consort, an early music ensemble which performs on period instruments, and frequently performs with flute and cello in church and concert settings. She has performed as soloist with the Greenville Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra and on their Spotlight Series for chamber music. Ms. Rifas is adjunct harp instructor at Wake Forest University and teaches Suzuki harp at Kids in Koncert at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory.