Laura Porter is well known to Central California audiences as a recitalist, collaborative
harpist, and as an orchestral musician. For over thirty years, she has held the position
of Principal Harp with the Fresno Philharmonic, often traveling throughout California
to perform in other orchestras. She appears regularly with many diverse musical organizations,
such as Moment Musical, the Wind Symphony of Clovis, the Fresno Community Chorus Master
Chorale and Coro Piccolo, Soli Deo Gloria, as well as many others.
She is a founding member of two chamber groups, Duo Cantilena (flute and harp) and
the Figarden Trio (a flute, bassoon and harp trio). A dedicated teacher, Ms. Porter
maintains a prominent harp studio, teaching lessons in Fresno for both adults and
children. She is not only the harp instructor at Fresno State but is also on the faculty
at Fresno Pacific University, University High School, the Youth Orchestras of Fresno,
and the summer program, FOOSA, as Harp Instructor.
Ms. Porter also leads an adult Harp Circle group for local harp enthusiasts.