439 Ashbourne Road
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Gloria Galante , CMP, MM, BS, studied the harp with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s premiere female harpist, Edna Phillips, winning the matinee musical award at age 18. Gloria has toured internationally as a solo artist, chamber musician, member of ensembles and orchestras. Gloria Galante is the professor and founder of the WCU harp program since 1987. She is also a composer of works, transcriptions and therapeutic pieces for the harp. She is currently fundraising for the Gloria Galante Harp scholarship to give many the opportunity given to her.
Now in its 10th year at the Cheltenham Center for the arts, Jazz Bridge is a non-profit arts organization serving a need no one else is addressing in the Philadelphia area: responding to local jazz and blues artists in times of need. Proceeds from the neighborhood concert series go to help local jazz musicians in personal or professional crisis. Concerts feature prominent jazz and blues musicians during an hour and a half long program which includes a Q&a with the artists and light refreshments. Check out our website to learn more about each performer.