Arizona State University


The School of Music, Dance & Theatre at Arizona State University offers a cutting-edge music program with an abundance of opportunities that inspire creativity. A partnership with Mesa Public Schools Music Education offers graduate students intensive pedagogical and administrative experience working with the largest public school harp program in the country. Located in the beautiful Southwest region, it is the perfect place to earn a degree in harp performance, music education or music therapy.

Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, PhD
Harp instructors:
Charles W Lynch III
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 ________.
desire a supportive and well rounded musical eduction.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
the variety and depth of the courses offered and the experience of the instructors.
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
pursue their careers in music, music education or music therapy.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
friendly, focused and diverse.
More Information

The ASU Harp Studio provides a wide spectrum of opportunities for all levels of harpists. Studio activities include weekly lessons, masterclasses, harp ensemble recitals, and a studio class which covers the realm of being a professional harpist in today’s world. Harp students will focus on intensive training of repertoire while building entrepreneurial skills to support their emerging career. There are also opportunities for special collaborations with students from across the different schools within the Herberger Institute for the Design & Arts. Graduate students have opportunities to gain pedagogical experience and develop administrative skills by working with secondary students in the largest public school harp program. Harp studies are catered to the specific professional and musical goals of each student. There are so many options at ASU!

Updated for 2021-2022