UBC has world-class performance facilities and academic courses, large and small ensembles. These include a symphony orchestra, two wind ensembles, and various chamber groups. Some large ensemble concerts at the Chan Centre are archived on the school website. Elizabeth Volpé Bligh gives weekly private lessons and also coaches 18 hours of studio classes (small group setting) in which the students receive instruction about all aspects of being professional harpists.
Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, PhD, Artist Diploma or Certificate, Performance Diploma or Certificate
Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
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 ________.
wish to become well-rounded musicians.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
that we offer studio classes; the conductors of the ensembles are excellent!
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
careers in music, or continue in other fields, such as education.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
supportive, stimulating, nurturing.
There are many areas of interest that students can explore at UBC, both within and outside of the Music School. Not only do students prepare to be great performers, but they have options to learn about diverse areas of music, leading to versatility and more career choices. Great visiting artists give master classes every year. UBC is a world-class university blessed with a spectacular campus close to a beautiful city.
Updated for 2021-2022