Stockton, Ann Mason
Citation:Harp Society, website viewed March 23, 2011 (Ann Mason Stockton known as the Hollywood Harpist; played over 800 film scores; actively involved in the American Harp Society; president of the society for four years; known for great leadership because of the number of years she served the American Harp Society and for being a Chairman and founding member of the World Harp Congress; took interest in the harp at a early age; started both piano and harp and dropped piano quickly and spent time focusing on the harp; received first pedal harp at 7; age 9 harp lessons with Alfred Kastner; attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, MI, San Mateo Junior College, and received a Bachelor of Education Degree from UCLA; played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic before going into commercial music; helped found AHS chapter in Los Angeles and in 1968; invited to serve as a National Chairman for AHS, which lead to 12 years of service from 1968 to 1980; 6 yrs. sat on the Board of Directors; served last four as President of the AHS; new committees established while president, including: Advisory, Fund Raising, Grandjany Memorial Fund, Research Projects, and School and Faculties for Harp Study; performed at Conferences in 1966, 1970, and 1974; b. October 30, 1916; d. August 11, 2006 in her home in Los Angeles)
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This collection includes correspondence and minutes while Ann Mason Stockton was president of The American Harp Society. Other documents are related to her involvement in the World Harp Congress. This collection spans the years 1953-2004 and includes her personal papers as well as one of her musical instruments.