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Gloria Galante

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Swope Music Building 
817 S. High Street 
West Chester, PA 19383

School of Music 
Phone: 610-436-2739 
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Dr. Christopher Hanning 
Dean (Interim) 
Phone: 610-430-4178 

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Administrative Assistant to Dean 
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Will Hillegeist, M.M. 
Business Manager 
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Matthew Scott Miller 
Events Coordinator 
Phone: 610-436-2678 

Robert (Bob) Rust 
Recording Engineer/Video Technician 
Phone: 610-436-2937 

Gerry Cousins 
Director, Acoustic Instrument Technical Services 
Phone: 610-436-2634 

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Gloria Galante


340, Swope Music Building
CMP Certified Music Practitioner


  • M.M., VanderCook College of Music
  • B.S., West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Curriculum Vitae

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.

Ms. Galante is the director of the Wells School of music Harp ensemble, Community Harp Ensemble and Philly Harp Jazz ensemble, WCU annual Harp Festival and GMG Harp Forum, Musicopia ensemble leader, and teaching artist on the prestigious Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.

Gloria has 30 recordings and produced 2 therapeutic harp CDS raising donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

She is a CMP certified music practitioner and an advisor of the MHTP (Music for Healing and Transition Program). Currently Ms. Galante has a music ministry as she mentors students on each level and age from 5 years to 92 years, as well as plays in hospitals and hospices.

She is making history as the first CMP- certified music practitioner to play for IVF patients to reduce anxiety during transfers at Toll Center Abington Hospital. She participated as a CMP and part of an IVF team of Doctors, nurses, embryologists in a 2 year powered study completed by Dr. Barmat. Currently, Ms. Galante is available to provide therapeutic music for transfers at this location.

Currently, Ms. Gloria Galante is performing in the Warren Oree Philadelphia Freedom Jazz Orchestra. She is the principal harpist in the Divine hand Ensemble, a nine piece chamber ensemble featuring the concert theremin as an operatic voice.

The documentary 21st Century Classical Music premieres this year on PBS. The group , Theremin, 2 Concert harps, string quartet, glockenspiel, and Accordian has concertized in the USA.

Videos and Audio

Gloria GalantePlay video

ALABAMA - The Legendary Jazz Quartet featuring Odean Pope (Sax), Gloria Galante (Harp), Alan Nelsen (Drums), Fred Vandenberg (Bass)

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