University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s music program offers an excellent opportunity for beginner through advanced students who want to pursue study of the harp through a music major or along with another major. The program offers private harp instruction, studio classes, solo performance opportunities through annual studio recitals, and ensemble performance opportunities in orchestra, chamber groups, and pit orchestras.

Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts, PhD
Harp instructors:
Samantha Wittchen
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 begin or continue their study of the harp while pursuing a degree in another field.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
its student-centered focus based on the individual's musical goals.
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
professional careers or graduate school in a variety of fields with music as a lifelong skill.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
fun, supportive, flexible.
More Information

Students at the University of Pennsylvania range from the incoming freshman music minor who has studied harp for a decade to the senior astrophysics major who is just starting out.  Students participate in studio classes and recitals and are encouraged to seek out diverse musical opportunities, whether that’s studying different genres, taking lessons with other teachers, or performing in unique environments.

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