Program studies for harpists include orchestral training, chamber music, pedagogy and solo training, in addition to required course curriculum. Additional performance opportunities monthly in conjunction with Guitar and Harp Department. Outside gig opportunities available for students through Hartt GigLine.
Set in a charming suburb of Rochester, NY, Nazareth College harp department offers a well rounded musical education combined with a liberal arts core. Program includes: Orchestra and Wind ensembles, chamber music, pedagogy, orchestral literature/repertoire, improvisation, folk and jazz. Lever harp tuition is also offered. The school is noteworthy for their music therapy and music business degrees in addition to music education and performance.
UMD prepares harpists for all aspects of a career in music, including solo, chamber and orchestral performance, and teaching. With nearly 30 active ensembles and dozens of chamber groups, UMD harpists perform with at least one major ensemble every semester.
The School’s location in the Baltimore-Washington corridor provides unsurpassed professional and educational opportunities. UMD harpists often take professional work while completing their degree.
The University of Pennsylvania’s music program offers an excellent opportunity for beginner through advanced students who want to pursue study of the harp through a music major or along with another major. The program offers private harp instruction, studio classes, solo performance opportunities through annual studio recitals, and ensemble performance opportunities in orchestra, chamber groups, and pit orchestras.
Crane provides a balance of performance and pedagogy. Whether you aspire to be an orchestral harpist, soloist, educator or researcher (or all of these!), learning how to teach will deepen your own musicianship. Collegiate harpists work with students of varying ages in the National String Project in order to study and practice(!) pedagogy. Crane supports double majors, both within and outside of music, and encourages undergraduate research through the Honors and Presidential Scholars programs.
The Music Department at St. Mary’s offers a rigorous preparation for continued music study. There are numerous opportunities for harp students whether they are majors, minors, or simply enrolled in private lessons. All of the ensembles, performance opportunities and courses in the music department are open to all.
Moravian College’s music program provides an excellent opportunity for the college student who wants to pursue either a harp performance or a music education path. The program offers private harp instruction, performance opportunities in orchestra, wind ensemble, Celtic ensemble, accompanying choral groups, and on and off-campus solo performances. Ensembles perform in modern facilities, some of which are tucked into beautifully restored, historic Colonial-era buildings.
Lehigh University’s music program provides an excellent opportunity for the college student who wants to pursue serious music study along with another major. The program offers private harp instruction, performance opportunities in orchestra, wind ensemble, small ensembles, accompanying choral groups, and on and off-campus solo performances. Ensembles perform advanced level repertoire as well as new music by Lehigh faculty and student composers in first-class on-campus performance venues.
Program includes: orchestra, chamber music, pedagogy, orchestral harp studies. Double majors with harp and Music Ed, Arts Management, or Music Production and Technology offered.