Anna Kirby


Anna is a first year Ph.D. student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, concentrating in Human Development, Learning, and Teaching. She graduated as valedictorian of her class from Williams College this past June, where she was a psychology and music double major. At Williams, she was also the student principal harpist and a regular soloist with the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, as well as the founder and director of an arts education initiative called "Ephs Out Loud," whose collaborative, community-focused programming continues to engage hundreds of local K-12 students and families each year. She is an alumna of NPR's "From the Top", and has soloed with orchestras including the New Hampshire Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Portsmouth Symphony, and Symphony Pro Musica. She was a 2014 Young Arts Winner and Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and a 2017 Truman Scholar. She is excited to make Cendrillon her first musical endeavor with the Harvard community!