Ms. Gomen received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Southern Methodist University where she studied harp with Susan Dederich-Pejovich and her Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from James Madison University where she studied conducting with Dr. Robert McCashin. She started playing harp at the age of ten and studied with various teachers including Naoko Nakamura and Paula Page. Gomen is currently an orchestra co-director at Deer Park High School in Deer Park, TX by day, maintains and private harp studio and performs as often as her schedule allows. Before coming to Deer Park, Ms. Gomen taught high school orchestra in Plano ISD at Clark High School and Plano East Senior High School.
Throughout her career, Gomen has guest conducted for various groups and performed extensively with orchestras, bands and choirs in addition to performing as a soloist and in chamber groups. She has performed in many venues including Carnegie Hall, the Meyerson Symphony Center, Lincoln Center and Jerry Jones’s house. Some of her favorite performances include world premieres of new music, accompanying baritone Kevin McMillan and performing in a backup orchestra for the band Kansas. However, her absolute favorite performances are those where her students get to show the world what they have accomplished.