Samantha Ballard is a professional harpist, recording artist, and arranger based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Since completing her bachelor of music degree from the University of British Columbia in 2015, Samantha enjoys a varied and exciting career. She has performed across Canada as well as in Europe and South America, participates in a wide variety of recording projects from her home studio, and maintains a vibrant teaching studio of harp and piano students. Samantha has performed with many local ensembles, such as Camerata Nova, MUSAIC, Women of Note, and U of M choirs, and was a semi-finalist at the 2018 OSM Manulife Competition in Montreal.

Samantha's chief passion is the music of video games; since 2012 she has published her harp arrangements of video game music and other music from pop culture to YouTube where she has garnered an audience of over 50,000 subscribers and more than 6 million views. She has also independently released 2 full length albums, On Christmas Night and Guiding Light: An Octopath Traveler Harp Collection. Samantha's music can be found on Spotify and other streaming platforms, and her sheet music arrangements and compositions can be found on her personal website as well as MusicNotes.com. If you'd like to support Samantha's music and get an exclusive inside look at her process, become a Patron on Patreon.

Samantha Ballard | Little Harp on the Prairie