Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance


Anderson University harp program aims to help students develop individual artistry, as well as offer them boundless opportunities to perform in collaborative, orchestral, band, choral, operatic, and jazz settings. The curriculum includes studies in the instrument’s techniques, repertoire, literature, audition preparation, competition skills, and pedagogy.  Scholarships and assistantships are available.

Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, Artist Diploma or Certificate
Harp instructors:
Dr. Heaven Fan
Number of harp students enrolled in 2020-2021
Lessons available for non-majors?
Harp minor offered?
Number of school harps:
Space provided for personal harps?
This program is best suited for students who ________.
want a college which offers solid harp training.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facility, warm and supportive environment
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
become professional harpists who hold teaching and orchestral positions
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
supportive, nurturing, innovative
More Information

Currently on faculty at the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, Valparaiso University, Indiana University South Bend, and Anderson University, Dr. Fan is also a member of the artist faculty of the MasterWorks Festival in South Carolina.  She has won competitions in Taiwan and the U.S., including the national Anne Adams Award of the American Harp Society, the Indiana University Travel Grant Competition, and the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Award of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment.  Her performances have been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) as well as radio and TV stations in the US, Canada, the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Fan has performed as a featured soloist in the MasterWorks Festival, the Festival of Chinese Performing Arts in Boston, the Boston Harp Festival, the World Harp Congresses, the International Harp Festival of Mexico, the New Year Concerts with the Qingdao Municipal Opera and Dance Drama Theater Orchestra in China; and as a orchestra musician performed with Indianapolis Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony, Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Taipei, Yellow River Symphony of China, and many ensembles throughout Central Indiana.  A sought-after teacher in and outside the U.S., Fan was selected by the Arpas sin Fronteras (“Harps Without Frontiers”), an interview series compiled by the National University of the Arts in Argentina, as one of the world-renowned harp professors of the most recognized and prestigious conservatories and universities of the world.  Fan has served as a jury member in national and international harp competitions in Taiwan, Mexico, and the U.S.  Currently serving on the Board of Directors of the prestigious USA International Harp Competition, Fan has recorded with the Pacific Harp Quartet under the Fons label and with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir under the Naxos label.

Updated for 2021-2022
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