JoAnn has won numerous awards for both her solo and chamber repertoire interpretations. These include first prize in the American Harp Society National Competition Young Professional Division, first prize in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and a prize at the 5th International Harp Competition in Jerusalem, Israel. She is recently the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Harp Society and Artist/Teacher of the year from American String Teachers Association California. She serves as chairman of the American Harp Society National Competition.

JoAnn appears frequently as soloist with musical organizations and is busy in the motion picture industry. Notably, she was a featured soloist on the soundtrack for Angela’s Ashes by John Williams. You can also hear JoAnn on the motion picture soundtracks for Star Wars, Frozen, Avatar, Toy Story, Tinker Bell, Cars, Fast and Furious, Moana and the TV shows Da Vinci’s Demons and Marvel Agents of Shield.

Her spare time is happily devoted to chasing after her dog Reggie and desperately trying to curry the favor of her five cats.

JoAnn joined LACO in 1989.

Orchestral Series

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a seven concert series that showcases the ensemble’s trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Baroque Conversations

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In Focus: Beethoven

Margaret Batjer curator

Join concertmaster Margaret Batjer for a three concert series of remarkable chamber works by one of the most recognized and influential musicians of any period: Beethoven.