The SHSU harp program is comprehensive, diverse, and personalized for each student. In addition to lessons that propel technical and musical progress through varied repertoire, the weekly interactive harp class delves into harp ensemble, history, and pedagogy. Performance opportunities include multiple large ensembles, harp ensemble, chamber music, and studio performances in both the university and the community. This program trains students to create entrepreneurial harp careers.
Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Artist Diploma or Certificate, Performance Diploma or Certificate, Specialist Degree
Dr. Alaina Graiser
Number of harp students enrolled in 2020-2021
Lessons available for non-majors?
Number of school harps:
Space provided for personal harps?
This program is best suited for students who ________.
seek a proactive approach in developing a vibrant career with the harp.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
its balanced, comprehensive approach in performance, pedagogy, and ensembles.
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
have successful careers in music performance, education, and therapy.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
focused, friendly, diverse.
SHSU provides a spacious, secure harp studio with student access to the university’s pedal harp. SHSU boasts several nationally recognized ensembles and is one of the nation’s fastest growing public universities. SHSU is conveniently located in the small city of Huntsville, Texas, which is just one hour from downtown Houston.
Updated for 2021-2022