Sarah Bullen will join the faculty of the DePaul University School of Music to begin a new harp performance degree program for both undergraduate and graduate studies in the 2020–2021 academic year. “I am very excited and honored to start a new harp department at the DePaul University School of Music,” Bullen says. “As a teacher, my focus is to balance solo, orchestral, chamber, and audition repertoire, empowering harpists to reach their fullest potential.”
Bullen is the principal harpist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Before the CSO, she was the principal harpist with the New York Philharmonic and the Utah Symphony. Bullen has made more than 50 concerto appearances. She has previously taught at the Manhattan School of Music and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Bullen was a student of Marcel Grandjany, Mildred Dilling, and Susann McDonald. As a Naumburg Award recipient, she graduated from the Juilliard School with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music.