George Mason University


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.


Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, PhD
Harp instructors:
Adriana Horne
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 to focus on their harp studies while also pursuing other academic interests
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
lots of performance opportunities for all harpists, and proximity to Washington DC
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
many different fields, but with harp always central to their lives
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
supportive, vibrant, diverse
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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.

Updated for 2021-2022
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