Barker, Wall at Honeywell House on Oct. 9

The Honeywell House, in Wabash, will host violinist Martha Barker and harpist Sarah Wall on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

Barker is from Ohio and currently resides in Huntington. She began playing the violin at age 8 and attended the Canton Junior Symphony, which was started by her mother so Barker could practice along with talented young people in the surrounding area.

She was the youngest student to play with the Mount Union College Symphony Orchestra and studied at Wooster College before transferring to the Cleveland Institute of Music to finish her Bachelor of Music degree.

Barker won a full teaching fellowship at Indiana University where she received her Master of Music degree and received the Cream and Crimson Award from the I.U. School of Music.

Barker came to Indiana in 1991 to teach violin at Huntington University. She currently plays with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra and The Symphony of the Lakes.

Wall, a Huntington native, began playing the harp at age 9. She attended Interlochen National Music Camp on a scholarship earned by winning a statewide competition.

She was a Fort Wayne Young Artist Concerto Competition winner, earning the honor of performing the Debussey Dances with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Currently she freelances and performs for weddings and special events.

Due to limited seating, those wishing to attend the event are asked to make reservations by calling 563-2326 ext. 21.