University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts School of Music


UK Symphony Orchestra with guest artists including Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Lynn Harrell, Marvin Hamlisch, Mark O’Connor, Keith Lockhart and Arlo Guthrie; played at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, and toured China. Repertoire includes Milligan, Paret, Curcio, Dilling; Grandjany, Salzedo, and Renie; current competitions and auditions.  Music Theory over  music covered: meter & rhythm, form, harmony, melody, style and historic perspective.

Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music
Harp instructors:
Elaine Humphreys Cook
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 ________.
wish to cover solo, ensemble, and orchestral repertoire with relaxed and supple harp technique.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
campus activity and ensemble involvement. With just a few harp students, each one gets to play.
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
further studies, work in music, or careers in their chosen fields.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
invigorating campus activity!
More Information

Harp program includes: orchestra, harp ensemble, wind ensemble, chamber music, pedagogy, music therapy, world music, jazz, STEM and social media skills to network for opportunities after graduation.