Ariel Sol (“Ari”) Bertulfo Schwartz is a human-centered composer and harpist currently studying at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. In his music, Ari aims to create community through person-oriented performance experiences. He thoroughly enjoys interdisciplinary work, drawing inspiration from storytelling, mathematics, linguistics, sociology, and current events. Ari is currently the composition student of P.Q. Phan and the harp student of Elzbieta Szmyt. His compositions and commissions have been performed in such places as the Peoria Civic Center, the Grant Park Music Festival’s Music in the Parks Series, St. Olaf College, and Dominican University’s Lund Auditorium. Ari is also at home as a performer, being selected several times to perform as a soloist at Lyon & Healy. As both a harpist and composer, Ari strives to dismantle traditional accessibility barriers and to diversify both the stage and audience.