The Harp Studio at
The Crane School of Music
All music degrees include weekly private study and Major Class with Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis, Associate Professor of Harp and Music Theory. Students are provided with numerous opportunities to perform with the Crane Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Latin Ensemble and numerous chamber music groups including the Crane Harp Ensemble.
harmony with the mission of The Crane School of Music, Dr.
Suchy-Pilalis' teaching philosophy stresses a balance of pedagogy
performance. Each harp student is encouraged to explore his/her
via venues that include performances,
Harp pedagogy is a vital part of the curriculum. Undergraduates and graduates may be assigned to work with beginning students of varying ages. This happens in several venues such as the course, Instrumental Repertoire and Pedagogy, and the harp pedagogy program that is part of the National String Project.
|Career mentoring is an important feature of our
programs. Graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees, to teach
the K-12 level, and to perform with orchestras.
Harpists may bring their own harps or use one of the school instruments. On-campus practice facilities include a dedicated harp studio and two harp/organ studios for private and school harps, as well as adjacent practice rooms. Training in basic harp repair and maintenance, including felting and regulation, is included as part of the curriculum.
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