University of Utah


Program includes: orchestra, wind symphony, choral accompanying, opera, harp literature, harp pedagogy, touring harp ensemble, summer mentoring opportunities

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Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, PhD
Harp instructors:
Cathy Clayton
Number of harp students enrolled in 2020-2021
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 ________.
are serious about a degree in music and plan on becoming a professional harpist or harp educator.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
this program has many opportunities for performance both as a soloist and orchestral harpist.
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
play for orchestras, create their own teaching studios, teach at universities, work in arts dev.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
exciting, supportive, creative.
More Information

The University of Utah provides a supportive environment where students can personally excel on their instrument. The program includes classes in harp pedagogy, harp literature and history, and ensemble and chamber music. Harpist have opportunities to perform in small ensembles with a variety of instruments as well as multiple orchestral performance opportunities including opera, ballet, symphony, and wind orchestras. The University of Utah includes professors who not only teach but also perform extensively in symphony orchestras themselves.  This program will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to move into the competitive world of music performance and harp education so that they can carve out a career path for themselves upon graduation.

Updated for 2021-2022