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Sarah Bullen named harp faculty of new DePaul program

Sarah Bullen named harp faculty of new DePaul program

Sarah Bullen will join the faculty of the DePaul University School of Music to begin a new harp performance degree program for both undergraduate and graduate studies in the 2020–2021 academic year. "I am very excited and honored to start a new harp department at the...

Helen Gerhold named executive director of Lyra Society

Helen Gerhold named executive director of Lyra Society

Helen Gerhold has been appointed executive director of the Lyra Society, succeeding Elizabeth Steiner in the role. A Philadelphia–based nonprofit founded by Elizabeth Hainen in 2004, the Lyra Society provides harps and harp lessons to 30 students in five schools...

University of Nebraska creates new harp program led by Mary Bircher

University of Nebraska creates new harp program led by Mary Bircher

Following the hire of Sergio Ruiz as director of the Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska–Lincoln has established a new harp program with Mary Bircher as harp faculty. “I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to build a harp department at the...

Rachel Brandwein appointed to harp faculty at St. Olaf

Rachel Brandwein appointed to harp faculty at St. Olaf

Following the retirement of Elinor Niemisto, Rachel Brandwein was appointed harp professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. “The talent of St. Olaf’s students is well–known locally as well as nationally, and it will be a delight to work with serious students...

Heaven Fan named harp professor at Notre Dame

Heaven Fan named harp professor at Notre Dame

Heaven Fan has been selected to join the faculty at University of Notre Dame beginning this fall. "I am thrilled to be part of this world–renowned institution," says Fan. "The music department at University of Notre Dame not only offers students extensive training by...

Laura Sherman appointed harp professor at University of Miami

Laura Sherman appointed harp professor at University of Miami

Laura Sherman has been appointed to the faculty of Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. As a full–time lecturer in harp and music theory beginning this fall, Sherman will also teach a class on Bach for graduate students. "I am excited to teach at the...

Angela Schwarzkopf named harp professor at McMaster University

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...

Gwyneth Wentink named harp professor at Codarts Rotterdam

Gwyneth Wentink named harp professor at Codarts Rotterdam

Gwyneth Wentink was named harp professor at Codarts University for the Arts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “I am extremely excited to be appointed at Codarts. It is an honor to be part of the lineage of harpists that have inspired so many musicians over decades, including...