‘Why we joined the union’

Volume 117, No. 5May, 2017

Kathryn Sloat

I joined Local 802 because I was invited to play in the Off Broadway show “Once Upon a Mattress” with Transport Group. I was very excited to have my first union gig! The show was so much fun to play, and all of the people with whom I worked were so talented and friendly. I got this gig because I was recommended by my teacher and another professional harpist. My goal is to have an eclectic career as a freelance musician and perform in musical theatre, opera, contemporary music and more. I also love to teach and would like to have a private teaching studio as well as work in educational outreach. I want to do everything! My principal instrument is harp.