College Harp Program Directory

Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University





United States


Marguerite Lynn Williams

Program summary

At CCPA, Music Conservatory students are given the opportunity to work with top-tier faculty members who are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago. With an average studio size of four, students receive individual attention and unique chances to harbor professional connections and establish themselves in the heart of the Chicago arts scene.

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Type of school


Music and arts degrees offered

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Master of Music
  • Artist Diploma or Certificate
  • Professional Studies Certificate

Number of harp students


Lessons available for non-majors?


Harp minor offered?


Number of school harps


Space provided for personal harps?


Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

This program is best suited for students who:

"want to develop their performance skills and pursue a career in the music industry."

What sets this program apart from others is:

"the student's ability to access professionals and become involved in the Chicago arts scene."

Students who graduate from this program go on to:

"become professionals performing in orchestras, chamber ensembles, and teaching."

The three words that best describe this school's environment are:

"professional, urban and supportive."

Students will receive weekly private lessons and studio class including guest artist master classes and workshops focusing on a wide range of skills including harp maintenance, pedagogy, business development, and audition prep.


Orchestral Studies Program:

The Chicago College of Performing Arts offers an Orchestral Studies program to train orchestral performers to the highest professional standards. CCPA is uniquely positioned to offer this program, having more than 25 members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras on the faculty – half of whom are principals.

The intense training of this program includes private lessons, studio class, excerpt lessons, weekly mock audition class, master classes, weekly seminars, participation in symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber music, harp ensemble and development of professional involvement in the Chicago arts community.


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