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Tasha Smith Godinez
Harpist | Teacher | Performer
American Harp Music Scholar | Mother
Coffee Aficionado | Foodie
Ms. Smith Godinez has been a musician for the majority of her life; having started violin lessons at the age of 3 and harp lessons at 8. Her academic accomplishments include a Bachelors of Music and Masters of Music Performance from San Diego State University and a Diplome Superior of Harp Performance from the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris France. As a professional musician Tasha has performed internationally both as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. Her most notable performances as a chamber musician have been with the Orquesta de Baja California throughout Mexico and with various chamber ensembles in the United States including: Red Fish Blue Fish, San Diego New Music Ensemble, Pacifica Duo and the Talea Ensemble. Ms. Smith Godinez has collaborated on numerous commissions of new music and premiered various works. She is a recording artist for Cold Blue Records. Her solo recordings include her solo CD Postcards from the Soul and her recording of Michael Byron’s solo harp work In the Village of Hope to be released in the summer of 2015 on Cold Blue Records. Tasha has a studio of harp students both local in San Diego, CA and throughout the country. Aside from her life as a musician, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting and drinking coffee!