Angela Schwarzkopf named harp professor at McMaster University


Angela Schwarzkopf has been appointed harp professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. “I am really pleased to be the new harp instructor at McMaster University,” says Schwarzkopf. With plans to grow the harp department, Schwarzkopf started teaching in September and mentions the school’s intimate environment, which allows for close interaction with professors. “Students also receive several options for areas of focus, which includes McMaster’s groundbreaking new specialization in music cognition,” an exploration of how music intersects with other aspects of intellectual development. “The program is also ideal for those wishing to study more than one discipline or major in another field but continue advanced harp studies,” she adds.

In addition to her new position at McMaster, the Toronto–based Schwarzkopf is a course instructor at the University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould School of Music. She is also on faculty of the Young Artist’s Harp Seminar, an international summer program for harp students that takes place at Kenyon College in Ohio. As a performer, she has worked with the Kitchener–Waterloo Symphony, the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and was recently featured as a soloist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. Passionate about new music, she has received two grants from the American Harp Society to commission new solo works for the harp. And as the first harpist to receive a Doctorate of Music degree in harp performance in Canada, she holds degrees from University of Toronto and University of Ottawa.

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