Jody Guinn is currently principal harp of the Akron Symphony Orchestra and second harp with The Cleveland Orchestra. For many years she played for the Cleveland Ballet and Cleveland Opera. Guinn is a founding member of the Salzedo Harp Duo, along with her colleague Nancy Lendrim of the Toledo Symphony. 

Guinn shares her love of the harp with several private students. She is on the faculties of Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland State University and Malone University in Canton. 



  • MM in Harp Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music; studied with Alice Chalifoux
  • Summer study programs at the former Salzedo School in Camden, Maine

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Additional faculty experience
    • Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music 
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Cleveland State University
    • Malone College in Canton, Ohio