Known for her dramatic presence and artistry, Lisa Marie Kahn is one of the most in-demand harpists in Chicago and across the United States maintaining a busy orchestral and solo career. Lisa has served as President of the Chicago Chapter of the American Harp Society (GCCAHS), was the harpist for the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago, and is adjunct professor of harp at Vandercook College of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the University of Illinois, and a Performance Diploma from the Chicago College of Performing Arts where she studied under world famous harpist Sarah Bullen. In her dedication to her art, she has studied with multiple world famous harpists and pedagogues including Sarah Bullen, Gillian Benet Sella, Patricia Masri-Fletcher, Ann Yeung, Isabelle Perrin, and Lynn Aspnes. She has participated in international competitions and performed in venues such as the Chicago Symphony Center, the Detroit Symphony Center, the Michigan Capitol building, the Grand Hotel, the Driehaus Museum, the Four Seasons, the Waldorf Astoria, and many more.
Type of School
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Musical Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music Education
Lisa Marie Kahn
Number of harp students enrolled in 2020-2021
Lessons available for non-majors?
Harp minor offered?
Space provided for personal harps?
This program is best suited for students who ________.
are majoring in music education but wish to continue or begin private harp studies.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
Vandercook is the only school in the country that focuses solely on training music educators.
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
continue their studies in acadamia, careers as band directors, K-12 & college music teachers.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
inspiring, inclusive, and innovative.
Updated for 2021-2022