Applied Music Associate, harp, Music Department
Jacqueline holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
American harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, praised for playing with "transcendent ability" (Megan Ihnen, Sybaritic Singer), and a "steady and most satisfying elegance" (Stephen Cornelius, The Toledo Blade), made her solo debut at age sixteen with the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra. She has since made solo appearances with many orchestras including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Newark Symphony Orchestra and has given solo recitals throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Jacqueline has collaborated with Scottish Voices, (Glasgow, Scotland) on two US tours and will be featured on their upcoming recording. Her "glittering" (Clayton G. Koonce, Felis Pushkini) debut solo album, Bouquet, was released in 2009.
Although trained as a classical musician, Jacqueline increasingly explores other avenues of music, including hip hop on the Baltimore Boom Bap Society series and free improv as part of the Out of Your Head Collective. More conventionally, she has performed with the VERGE Ensemble, on the Mobtown Modern Music Series and the Evolution New Music Series and has presented seminars on composing for the harp at numerous institutions.
Jacqueline is the principal harpist with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Jacqueline has also performed with such ensembles as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Baltimore Opera Company, and the Cantate Chamber Singers.
Collaborating with saxophonist Noah Getz, Jacqueline is a member of Pictures on Silence, a harp and saxophone new music ensemble. Pictures on Silence released its debut album, Voyage, in 2012, and has been recognized with many honors, including a Chamber Music America Commissioning Grant, and a Yellow Barn Artist Residency. They have commissioned over twenty new works.
Jacqueline is on the faculties of American University, the Baltimore School for the Arts, Goucher College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is the founder and director of the Baltimore Harp Camp.