College Harp Programs Listings–Part II

For harpists looking at colleges this fall, we’ve got a few more to for you to consider. Our college harp program listings that appeared in the July/August 2013 issue of Harp Column included 114 college, university, and conservatory programs. Here are 29 more that didn’t make it into our original article. We include only four-year colleges, universities, and conservatories with a harp instructor on the faculty in our listings. For the complete look at college harp programs, visit

(Note: Part I of this list appears in the July-August 2013 issue of Harp Column. Read it here)

Belmont University
Nashville, Tenn.
type of school: university
harp instructor: Paula Bressman
degrees offered: B.M., B.A., M.M.
harp students last year: 6
lessons available for non-harp majors: yes
harp minor: yes
number of school harps: 1
space provided for personal harps: yes
program includes: orchestra, world string ensemble, jazz and pop groups, harp ensemble, studio class, harp pedagogy, harp technique and literature class, music business, applied lessons in both commercial and classical harp

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Houston harpist MEGHAN CAULKETT received her masters degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she studied with Paula Page. Under the tutelage of Ann Hobson Pilot, Meghan received her Bachelor of Music Degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston University. Meghan was a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston in 2011, and a Young Artist Fellow in 2013. Originally from Tahoe City, California, Meghan Caulkett received her Bachelor of Music Degree Summa Cum Laude from Boston University under Ann Hobson Pilots and her Master’s Degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with mentor Paula Page. An active performer and recitalist all over the southeastern United States, she is currently in her fourth season as principal harpist of both the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and Symphony of Southeast Texas. She is regularly a substitute musician with the Houston Symphony, and has also performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Opera Tampa, as well as the modern group Musiqa. Meghan was a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston in 2011, and a Young Artist Fellow in 2013. She will also be joining the Dallas Opera for their performance of Iolanta in April 2015. In 2012, Meghan founded 47 Strings, an innovative music performance organization dedicated to music education that reaches out to underserved audiences with engaging and accessible harp music concerts. 47 Strings is the recipient of grants from the American Harp Society, Constellation Community Champions program, and Richter Fund for Music Outreach. The program has partnered with Houston homeless shelters to initiate the "Learning Through Music" Residency, and is a presenter with Young Audiences of Houston and the Arts in Medicine program at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. 47 Strings has been featured in Harp Column and Modern Luxury Magazines, as well as on the Boston University Citizen Artist Series. In 2014, Meghan was be a guest lecturer on arts entrepreneurship at Rice University. As a young trailblazer on the Houston arts scene, Meghan’s passion for music and performing is only rivaled by an extraordinary spirit for bringing people together and celebrating the joy and vibrancy of her community.

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