Katie Harman, Miss America 2002
Lecturers & Speakers, Women's Issues, Cancer Survival & Issues, Health & Wellness, Ethical Discussion, Novelty Act, Musical Entertainment/Speaker, Classical, Opera, Female
Named Miss America 2002 just days after tragedy rocked the nation on September 11, 2001, Harman encountered both a heart-wrenching and heart-warming firsthand look at the nation in its rise from the ashes. She chose to serve as an ambassador of hope—aiming the Miss America spotlight at those touched by breast cancer, in addition to those serving the nation in the wake of terrorism. Together with her 2001 Miss America Competition sisters, Harman also co-authored, Under the Crown: 51 Stories of Courage, Determination and the American Spirit, the first book of its kind, expressing the thoughts and experiences of each young woman during her year of service as touched by the tragic events of September 11th.
Today, Katie Harman's spirit, enthusiam, and superb vocal talent come to light in her highly anicipated, debut, semi-classical album, SOUL OF LOVE. This album effortlessly marries the worlds of classicla and pop music to reveal melodies of timeless appeal. Produced by Mah Records, Katie partnered with renowned concert pianist and composer Michael Allen Harrison to creat original arrangements from 18th and 19th century Italian poetry, as well as personal messages of love in English. The original arrangements are combined with two well-loved operatic pieces to create an enduring collection of II songs. This beautiful album serves as the artistic rendering of a soul that has truly experienced the joyful magic of having given and received love.