A native of Yokohama, Japan, harpist Naoko Stromberg now maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in the Dallas area. Her professional training began at the Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division, followed by three years of study with Ms. Alice Chalifoux at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance and Piano. She also spent three summers at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden, Maine, and two years at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Harp Performance under the direction of Ms. Paula Page, principle harpist for the Houston Symphony. Miss Stromberg's orchestral experiences have included performances with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Ballet, and the Shreveport Symphony. In addition, she was chosen to attend the Roundtop Music Festival during the summer of 1997 and 1998.