Haley Rhodeside has been named harp professor at University of Central Florida. “University of Central Florida is a large school with a lot to offer students,” shares Rhodeside. “It is an especially great option for Florida students who are looking for a school that is affordable and close to home, while still offering the complete package of a full music program and strong academics.” She shares that the program is small, but that she aims to grow it. “The music school is a very supportive environment, and my vision for the program is to build on that foundation of support to create a studio focused on intelligent, forward-thinking musicianship. As participants in the rapidly-changing world of classical music, I want my students to be passionate ambassadors for their art, whatever their ultimate career goals are.”
Rhodeside relocated to Florida after winning the Orlando Philharmonic principal harp audition. She is also the principal harpist with Annapolis Symphony. She completed her master’s degree at the Yale School of Music, where she studied with June Han, and received a performer’s certificate and Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University. To learn more about her, visit haleyharp.com.