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Brittany DeYoung named harp professor at University of Michigan–Flint

Brittany DeYoung named harp professor at University of Michigan–Flint

Brittany DeYoung was recently appointed harp professor at University of Michigan–Flint. "I am thrilled to begin teaching at the University of Michigan–Flint this fall," says DeYoung. "Being an alumnus of the University of Michigan was a big part of what drew me to...

Matthew Tutsky appointed harp professor at Oregon schools

Matthew Tutsky appointed harp professor at Oregon schools

Matthew Tutsky was named harp professor at both University of Portland and Reed College. Having recently moved to Portland following his appointments as principal harpist with the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theatre, Tutsky has previously held adjunct teaching...

Michelle Gott joins harp faculty at University of Arizona

Michelle Gott joins harp faculty at University of Arizona

Michelle Gott was recently appointed to the harp faculty at the University of Arizona. Gott will begin her appointment in August, succeeding Carrol McLaughlin, who taught at Arizona for over 30 years before passing away in March 2018. “I am completely thrilled and...

Elizabeth Steiner named executive director of Lyra Society

Elizabeth Steiner named executive director of Lyra Society

Elizabeth Steiner was recently named executive director of Lyra Society, a music nonprofit based in Philadelphia. This position was previously held by Lyra Society’s founder and Philadelphia Orchestra principal harpist Elizabeth Hainen, who is now serving as the...

Pollauf named coordinator of harp department at Blue Lake

Pollauf named coordinator of harp department at Blue Lake

Jacqueline Pollauf was recently appointed coordinator of the harp department at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. The harp program was founded and run by Avis Heger and later coordinated by Gretchen Brumwell Johnson. Pollauf has been teaching at Blue Lake for the past four...

Shortlidge and Laurance named editors of the American Harp Journal

Shortlidge and Laurance named editors of the American Harp Journal

The American Harp Society has announced that Leslie Shortlidge has been named Executive Editor for its biannual publication, the  American Harp Journal, with Emily Laurance serving as Associate Editor. Shortlidge and Laurance will replace Laura Sherman who served as...

Williams joins harp faculty at Northwestern University

Williams joins harp faculty at Northwestern University

Marguerite Lynn Williams joined the faculty at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music in Jan. 2018. She succeeds Elizabeth Cifani, who retired at the end of 2017 after 36 years of teaching at Northwestern. Williams is also on faculty at Chicago College of...

McQuay Heads New BYU Idaho Harp Program

Brigham Young University in Idaho has just announced that, as of this fall 2017, they will be expanding their course offerings to include a complete four-year bachelor's of music degree in harp performance. Heading the harp program is Dr. Alicia Duncan McQuay, and...

Copely appointed to Vanderbilt faculty

The Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music has appointed Kirsten Agresta Copely to teach harp at its Nashville, Tenn., campus. Copely, who is an active performer and teacher in both Nashville and New York City, succeeds Marian Schaffer, who recently retired after...