Michelle Gwynne

Michelle Francine (Himmell) Gwynne. Classical Pop and Jazz Harpist, scholar, teacher, daughter, and sister. Born September 13, 1957, Mt. Vernon, N.Y. dies September 25, 2016. Michelle was a graduate of the Miami Valley School, Case Western Reserve University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Northern Kentucky University, and was one Lecture/Recital shy of a DMA from CCM. As a member of Musicians Union Local No. 1, the American String Teacher’s Association, Mu Phi Epsilon music sorority, and American Harp Society, Michelle played the harp from 1982 – 2000 at Covington’s revolving restaurant, then for 13 years at the Cincinnatian, many thousands of weddings and events, as well as numerous orchestras, ensembles, recording sessions, and many popular and jazz combos, including The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Dionne Warwick, Tom Scott, and others. She taught the harp and music at SCPA, NKU, Wyoming Fine Arts Center, and the Northern Kentucky School of Music. Michelle loved playing music with others, riding her horse, and traveling.