The Puget Sound Chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA), is part of an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations. We had a very successful year and wanted to share the rewards of hard work and tenacity with our local members.
We held a wine tasting/summer social event in Woodinville at a small local winery’s tasting room. Susan was contracted to play during our two hour soiree, selected from several harpists in the Greater Seattle area based on the sample recordings on their websites. It was quite clear she had the broadest repertoire and most professional sound of all those we had “auditioned”. The price, although not the least expensive, was well worth every penny.
Susan arrived early (quite the feat for ANY musician, especially in Seattle traffic!) and very quickly assessed the best location in the venue for her location. She moved her equipment (including special lighting) in seemingly effortlessly and was set up well ahead of “show time”.
Susan’s personality is as bright and pleasant as her performance! She took time to explain the complexities of her instrument to those who had asked questions and played a very broad spectrum of music ranging from “classics” to classic rock, even a little “heavy metal”! Of course, she played a few requests , including the ever popular “Freebird” and “Stairway to Heaven” !
Not surprisingly, the rich colorful tones of the harp set a soft yet festive mood which paired nicely with the wine selections! It was the perfect choice for both a background which conversation could be had without straining, as well as a very enriched listening experience which I credit to Susan’s incredible talent.
We anticipate holding future social events with our organization, and would unquestionably request Susan as our “entertainer of choice”. I encourage you to do so, as well!