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Pam Ohms - Galena Wedding Music
Harp – Piano – Organ – Flute

Pam has provided music for weddings, receptions/appetizers, dinners, anniversarys, corporate events and concerts for over 35 years. Live music, especially the harp, adds elegance not only with beautiful sounds but visually as well and makes any occasion extra special.

Pam has provided music in numerous venues throughout the Midwest for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and non-denominational weddings as well as civil ceremonies, hand-fastings, medieval weddings, and services which included the custom of “jumping over the broom” from the days of slavery when formal weddings were outlawed. She is not only an excellent musician, but her wealth of experiences can be a valuable resource to ensure your event will go smoothly.  For weddings, Pam provides the opportunity for you to tap into her experiences and knowledge with a private consultation in her studio or via phone so that your musical choices will be a reflection of your individual tastes and dreams.

Pamela Ohms plays harp, flute or organ at your Galena, Illinois wedding and reception.Pam has a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a piano specialty from Western Illinois University and a Masters of Education from Clarke College .  She has played with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra as well as in ensemble with members of the Chicago and Minneapolis Symphony Orchestras.  She has studied harp with Liz Cifani (Chicgo Lyric Opera), Sunita Staneslow (Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra), Nanette Felix (Rockford Symphony Orchestra), Kim Robertson (Celtic), Laurie Riley (harp therapy) and Carl Johnson.

Pam has recorded several CDs that can be purchased from her, at Hello Galena in Galena , IL or Country House in Scales Mound, IL for $15 each plus $2.75 for shipping/handling.

For a wedding, Pam generally provides 30 minutes of music before the ceremony begins as guests are being seated, the processional, recessional and for any optional parts of the service such as lighting of a Unity Candle/mixing of sands, roses to mothers, sign of peace, communion, etc.  She also plays for a short time after the ceremony as guests leave.

Pam is a skilled pianist and can provide piano accompaniment for singers or other instrumentalists involved in the ceremony if the venue provides a piano.  The other instrumentalists should provide the music to her so that all are using the same arrangement and in an appropriate “key” that will showcase the soloist in their best vocal range. 

Be sure to book as early as possible as dates and times fill up quickly.  Decisions regarding musical chooses should be finalized one month before the wedding.

For the elegance of a harp, piano, organ or flute at
your wedding or other special event, contact
Pamela Ohms and add magic to your day.


Pamela Ohms
Harp~Piano~Organ - Flute
Wedding Ceremonies, receptions, private parties
(815) 777-9211 or



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