Shelley Otis

Harpist, Arranger, Pianist

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I'll play anything on the harp! I'm equally comfortable improvising, reading music, or playing by ear. I love arranging music for the harp for any genre, whether it's pop, classical, or world music. I also play piano and sing backup vocals. English, Español, Francais.

I can help you with:
-studio harp recording
-studio piano recording
-arranging music for the harp or string ensembles
-live music for events
-I'm located near Boston MA but can do long-distance recording work. I have my own recording studio setup.

-Discography/studio work:
What Cheer Movie (composed and performed the harp part in the score for this film)
Cavern of the Heart (album by Andi Flax),
Crossover! (album by Steve Tapper and John Tyson)
Windborne (solo harp album)

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with Shelley Otis

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: When someone asks me for a harp part for a song, I typically will create a part for the song, though I have also played harp parts that my clients have written.

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: I tend to play a lot of popular music on the harp, as that is what my clients usually want, but I enjoy other kinds of music too, and writing my own music. I enjoy just being creative and finding what sounds good on the harp.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: That the harp always sounds soft, sleepy, and classical. There's a lot of different sounds that you can get out of the harp, a lot of different moods and vibes, and it can really be quite rhythmic and energetic.

Ardas Bhaee, Andi Flax

I was the harpist in this production

Gear Highlights
  • AKG P420
  • Sennheiser MD 421-II
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