College Harp Program Directory

Oakland University






Kerstin Allvin

Program summary

program includes: harp ensemble, orchestra, band, jazz, choir, chamber music, pedagogy, harp preparatory division currently with seven students. Jazz harp is offered and coached. Additional performance modalities are taught and applied, breath, body awareness, energetic movement, concentration etc.. as pertains to performance, memory and musicianship.

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Type of school


Music and arts degrees offered

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Musical Arts
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • PhD
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Number of harp students


Lessons available for non-majors?


Harp minor offered?


Number of school harps


Space provided for personal harps?


Oakland University

This program is best suited for students who:

"Want to reach their fullest and highest potential as a musician and world participant."

What sets this program apart from others is:

"A broad spectrum of techniques applied to assist the student to reaching their highest potential."

Students who graduate from this program go on to:

"Performance of solo, chamber, orchestral rep., teachers, community participants."

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

"Open, Accepting, Encouraging"

The harp student is guided, not just through the regular lessons in technique and practical application, rhythm, phrasing etc.. but is taught, encouraged and nurtured through other practice modalities to find their greatest and fullest potential. Students will learn performance relaxation, breath & stress reduction techniques,  & movement of energy & body awareness to create the best possible moments in performances, auditions, and in many other aspects of life.

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