Jane Harty
Director, Music Northwest

Jane Harty is an active and diverse recitalist of solo and chamber music repertoire, and has appeared in recitals throughout the United States as both a pianist and harpsichordist. Her teachers have included Blanche Bascourret de Gueraldi, a student of Cortot; and Johanna Graudan, a student of Schnabel. She was also a participant in the classes of Nadia Boulanger.

As the Artistic Director of the Music Northwest Concert Series in Seattle, she has enjoyed many diverse collaborations with members of the Seattle Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, blues, jazz and world musicians. A champion of new music, she has commissioned several new works for piano from outstanding American composers for several years. She also serves as the Director of the Music Northwest Chamber Music Camps, one for students and one for adults.

Dr. Harty served on the music faculty of Pacific Lutheran University for four decades and has enjoyed training advanced pianists, chamber musicians, and music educators who have gone on to graduate studies in music at major universities throughout the United States. She is the grand-niece of Sir Hamilton Harty, the “Irish Toscanini,” and is a specialist in his songs and chamber music. She recently edited and published three volumes of “The Irish Songs of Hamilton Harty,” masterpieces for voice and piano which had been languishing in European archives for decades.

      Brahms: Hungarian Dance #4 - Anton Andreev, cello; and Jane Harty, piano




Daniel Barry, emeritus

Abigail Best

Marcos Carmona, emeritus

Barbara Clark

Janice Giteck, emeritus

Judith Gordon, PhD

Jane Harty, DMA 

Brian Peyton

Ronald Marshall, Past Treasurer, In memoriam

Ibi Ojikutu, advisory

Margaret Rich, Treasurer

Anita Shaffer, M.D., Secretary

Lee Thoren, President

Victoria Thoren

Marcus Tsutakawa, advisory