Classical Harp Specialist
Jaymee Haefner is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Harp at the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas.
“As harpists we so often deal with similar issues. At the end of the day we’re all individuals, yet we’re still bound by some of the same common issues.”
About Jaymee Haefner
Jaymee Haefner’s performances have been described by Daniel Buckley as possessing “an air of dreamy lyricism… interlocking melody lines with the deftness of a dancer’s footwork.” Jaymee joined the University of North Texas (UNT) faculty in 2006 and was appointed as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Music in 2010. Recently featured at the 50th Anniversary American Harp Society (AHS) National Conference in New York City, and the 2014 AHS National Conference in New Orleans, she has also performed throughout the Dallas‐Fort Worth area, in Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Russia. Her recordings include features with the Bloomington Pops Orchestra, baritone Daniel Narducci and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz.
Haefner published a biography entitled The Legend of Henriette Renié and presented lectures at the 2014 World Harp Congress (WHC) in Sydney, the 2008 WHC in Amsterdam and the 2009 AHS Institute in Salt Lake City. Haefner was Chairman of the 2011 AHS Institute and was recently appointed as the Treasurer for the World Harp Congress, she also and serves as the National Harp Associations Liaison for the WHC Review publication. Jaymee’s current projects include Better Than One—a duo with harpist Emily Mitchell and Crimson—a duo with violinist Matt Milewski. Both ensembles are currently preparing CD recordings. Haefner is also a frequent contributor to Harp Column magazine where she writes a popular recurring article on harp fundamentals titled Harmonic Curve.
When she isn’t practicing the harp, Haefner trains in karate and recently obtained her black belt. She obtained her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Arizona and her Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University.
You can learn more about Haefner at theprofessionalharpist.com.