College Harp Program Directory

USC Thornton School of Music





United States


Maxine Eilander

Program summary

The first University in the United States to offer studies in historical harps! We have three degrees in “early music” not instrument specific per se: MA, DMA and GC (Grad Certificate is only lessons and ensembles) and is a typical degree to follow a masters.
Students of any type can MINOR in early music or historical harp.
If you’re a modern harpist, you can study with renowned harpist JoAnn Turovsky and also study historical harps with Maxine Eilander.

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Type of school


Music and arts degrees offered

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Performance 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?


USC Thornton School of Music

This program is best suited for students who:

"would like to learn to play historical harps"

What sets this program apart from others is:

"that it is the only University in the US to offer the study of historical harps and repertoire"

Students who graduate from this program go on to:

"have an in-depth knowledge of historical harps and repertoire"

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