Caroline Brown Hudson, Principal Harp

Caroline Brown Hudson, a resident of Chattanooga since the summer of 2010, is Principal Harpist for the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and teaches harp at Covenant College.

Prior to her move to Chattanooga, her career as a harpist was focused in the Washington, D.C area. She performed with the National Symphony Orchestra for fifteen years including tours to Japan, Europe and South America and played Principal Harp for the Washington Opera on tour to Japan with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. Other highlights include being the featured soloist at the Kennedy Center with the Washington Chamber Orchestra, performing at the televised Statue of Liberty Restoration Ceremony and accompanying Renee Fleming on a TNT Television special for President George W. Bush.

She also served as Principal Harpist for the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the Post-Classical Ensemble, the National Gallery Orchestra, the National Theater, Ford’s Theater and the Filene Center for the Arts at Wolf Trap. She continues to be invited to perform in Washington area.

Born in Chattanooga to a musical family, she fell in love with the harp at an early age while attending performances of the Chattanooga Boys Choir which was founded and directed by her mother, Caroline Humphreys Brown. After receiving a Bachelors of Music from Auburn University, studying under Majorie Tyre, and a Masters in Music Performance from Northwestern University, she played with the Alabama Symphony in Birmingham for six years before moving to the Washington, D.C. area. She is on the Boards of the Jan Pennington Gray Foundation, the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center and the Reflection Riding Conservation Land Trust.