column

Florence Sitruk named professor at Indiana

Florence Sitruk named professor at Indiana

German harpist Florence Sitruk is the new harp professor at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She replaces distinguished professor of harp, Susann McDonald, who taught at the school for decades. “Florence has built an international profile as one of the...

Emmanuel Ceysson joins faculty at Mannes

Emmanuel Ceysson joins faculty at Mannes

Met Orchestra principal harpist Emmanuel Ceysson has joined the faculty at Mannes School of Music as a professor of Harp. The school is part of The New School, based in the Greenwich Village section of New York. Ceysson's position begins August 28, 2016. “We are...

Alexandra Mullins joins Colonial Williamsburg

Alexandra Mullins joins Colonial Williamsburg

Alexandra Mullins, 2013-2015 AHS Concert Artist and recent graduate of Indiana University, has accepted the full-time position as itinerate harpist at Colonial Williamsburg. Visitors will soon be able to catch her roaming the streets of the village playing Baroque and...

Anneleen Lenaerts joins Conservatorium Maastricht as harp instructor

Anneleen Lenaerts joins Conservatorium Maastricht as harp instructor

Starting in September 2016, Anneleen Lenaerts will be the harp instructor in the Classical Department of Maastricht Conservatory, the Netherlands. Lenaerts, who was featured in the May-June 2015 issue of Harp Column, adds this latest appointment to an already long...

Andrea Mumm Appointed at UNCG

Andrea Mumm Appointed at UNCG

Andrea Mumm, Principal Harp with the Charlotte Symphony, is Lecturer of Harp at University of North Carolina-Greensboro following her appointment earlier in 2015. "I want to build a strong and modern harp studio," says Mumm. "My dream is to have pedagogy, technique,...

Marissa Knaub Appointed at Youngstown State Univ.

Marissa Knaub Appointed at Youngstown State Univ.

Marissa Knaub has been appointed harp instructor at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music, in Youngstown, Ohio. The school offers Bachelor of Music degrees in composition, music education, music performance, jazz studies, and recording technology. "I am...

Prince Charles Appoints New Royal Harpist

Prince Charles Appoints New Royal Harpist

Anne Denholm is the new Royal Harpist to HRH the Prince of Wales. Denholm recently graduated with her master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London. She is the fifth harpist to be appointed to the post since it was reinstated in 2000. Prior to that the...

Catherine Case Appointed to Seattle Schools

Catherine Case Appointed to Seattle Schools

Catherine Case has been appointed to the faculties of University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University, both in Tacoma, Washington, following the retirement of Patricia Wooster. "I am so excited to begin teaching at both of these institutions, and to continue...

Kathryn McManus Appointed AHS Executive Director

Kathryn McManus Appointed AHS Executive Director

The American Harp Society (AHS) has appointed Kathryn McManus its new Executive Director. "I am thrilled to be appointed as the Executive Director of the American Harp Society," says Kathryn McManus in an announcement issued by the AHS. "To be able to combine my...

Williams Joins Roosevelt Faculty

Williams Joins Roosevelt Faculty

Lyric Opera Orchestra Principal harpist Marguerite Lynn Williams will take over as head of the harp department at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in fall, 2015. The post is currently held by Chicago Symphony Orchestra principal harpist...