Anna Kate Mackle, Principal
The Dick and Helen Minck Chair
Anna Kate Mackle has served as principal harpist of The Florida Orchestra since 1999. Prior to joining TFO she served as principal harpist of the New World Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival, The Spoleto Festivals (Italy and USA), the National Repertory Orchestra, the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and faculty member of the Interlochen Arts Academy. During the summers Mackle serves as principal harpist and faculty of Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ms. Mackle earned a Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with renowned harpist Alice Chalifoux during both degree programs. In her spare time Mackle enjoys reading, running, traveling, going to Rays and Lightning games, and spending time with her husband, daughter and three cats.