California Institute of the Arts


Program includes: jazz, world music, improvisation, classical, contemporary, Baroque, chamber music, pedagogy, orchestra, solo, experimental

Although no ‘harp minor’ is offered, students at CalArts receive an opportunity to take “minor” lessons outside of their major.  Minor lessons are 30 minutes weekly and offer a chance to either continue perfecting an instrument you already play or to explore trying a new instrument.

Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Doctor of Musical Arts
Harp instructors:
Alison Bjorkedal
Number of harp students enrolled in 2017-2018
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 ________.
love exploring different avenues of learning, world music, song-writing, contemporary music
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
CalArts is a place like no other! A small, highly collaborative student body, faculty mentors
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
Collaborative, build-your-own-adventure, CalArtian