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Partner Musicians

The Montgomery County Women's Chorus is honored to have the opportunity to work with some of the most respected musicians in the DMV. Look below to discover the musicians performing with us at our retreat and pop-up concert on April 20.


Gréta Ásgeirsson


Hailed as “crisp, confident, and soulful,” Gréta Ásgeirsson is an active ensemble player, chamber musician, and educator in the Washington D.C. area. Currently, Gréta serves as the principal harpist of the United States Air Force Band and the American Pops Orchestra. She has two decades of orchestral experience performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Portland (ME) Symphony, Boston Ballet, National Philharmonic, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago as its principal harpist.


Gréta made her Carnegie Hall debut with John Rutter and the New England Symphonic Ensemble, toured with Barry Manilow, has been featured on many PBS broadcasts, and has shared the stage with Patti LaBelle, Kristin Chenoweth, Deborah Henson-Conant, and Denyce Graves. 

Gréta teaches at Washington Adventist University and for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. 


Gréta holds a Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, where she studied with Ann Hobson Pilot and Jessica Zhou.  Additionally, Gréta earned a Master of Orchestral Studies from the Chicago College of Performing Arts under the tutelage of Sarah Bullen.

Bethany Dane


Bethany Dame is passionate about juxtapositions, regularly exploring the intersection of science and music.  Accolades include winning Hope College’s 2022-2023 Concerto/Aria Competition, performing on the Muskegon-Lakeshore Young Artist series in Fall 2022, and winning first prize in both the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs and Annamae Rotman organ competitions in 2019.


She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Organ Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studies with Dr. Daniel Aune. She joined the organ studio on a trip to Paris in the summer of 2023 and enjoys serving as the graduate assistant for the Peabody ensemble library. Bethany holds degrees in both Science and Music from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. When she is not on the bench, she enjoys journaling, rock climbing, and making French Press coffee.

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Rachel Flicker


Rachel Flicker currently attends the University of Maryland under the direction of Professor Rita Sloan, and is earning her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano. She is currently the collaborative pianist for Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand’s Chamber Singers choir. In 2023, she graduated Cum Laude from Penn State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance under the direction of Dr. Timothy Shafer. She recently toured with Penn State’s Glee Club choir for 10 days in Portugal as their collaborative pianist. Rachel has also premiered many works written by composition majors during her time at Penn State. She made her opera debut by playing harpsichord for Penn State’s Opera Theatre’s production of Dido and Aeneas in 2021, and was the rehearsal and performance pianist in 2023 for their production of Dialogues of the Carmelites. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, the Sue Haug School of Music Leadership Award, the Valley Family Scholarship, the Schlegel Memorial Scholarship, the Marie B. Ashburn Piano Scholarship, and the Jane Cowell Sheaffer Endowment. Rachel has also taught private piano lessons at Flicker Music Studio for 9 years and recently began teaching at Chevy Chase Music in Maryland.

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