Located close to the nation’s capitol with its rich artistic environment, George Mason University has a superb music faculty. In addition, as part of one of the finest universities in Virginia, students have the opportunity to pursue other academic interests, including a double major in another field.
What GMU can offer:
A Diversity of Experiences: The music department consists of roughly 350 students out of a total student body of over 33,000. In addition to ensembles as diverse as Opera Orchestra to Green Machine (pep band), students can pursue other academic interests throughout the university.
An Array of Opportunities: In addition to weekly private lessons, harpists have the opportunity to participate in studio classes, master classes, Mason Symphony Orchestra, Mason Wind Symphony, and many chamber groups.
Beautiful Spaces: The harp studio is spacious, overlooking Mason Pond. Harpists taking harp lessons are welcome to bring their own instrument, or use one of the University’s two concert grand harps.
Significant scholarships are available for both in-state and out-of-state prospective harp majors based on audition. Academic awards are also available. George Mason University has historically been very generous with scholarship in support of the harp program.