Stephen F. Austin University

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program includes: composition, film score reading, orchestra, band, jazz band, chamber music, opera orchestra, harp ensemble and pedagogy

Type of School
University
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Master of Music
Harp instructors:
Emily Mitchell
Lessons available for non-majors?
Yes
Harp minor offered?
Yes
Number of school harps:
2
Space provided for personal harps?
Yes
This program is best suited for students who ________.
good sight-reading ability, technically advanced for orchestra, opera, advanced repertoire
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
separate music school within university, lots of individual attention
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
have careers in music
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
supportive, protective, nurturing
More Information

The harp studio at SFA had been neglected until 2011. Since then two harp majors have graduated with Master’s Degrees, two harp majors are mid-way through their Bachelor’s, several harp minors sign up for lessons every year and continue their study throughout the year and beyond, many composition majors study harp to learn to write for the instrument. The good news as of August 2015 is that the College of Fine Arts and the School of Music have grown faster than any other college within SFA with the greatest increase in enrollment. “Transformation Vision 20-20” will raise 38 million dollars to provide a new facility for the College of Fine Arts and the School of Music within the next 5 years.

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    2014 Master’s Degree candidate Susanna Campbell performing the first movement of the Gliere Concerto for Harp as a concerto competition winner.
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    2015 faculty concert for the Cole Series in the Ed and Gwen Cole Concert Hall with Ed Cole.
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