- Bachelor of Music (BM)
Study of the harp is centered on the broad experiences of our faculty who provide students with rigorous instruction tailored to their needs and goals as a musician. We seek to develop students’ talents to the highest musical and professional levels through private lessons, coaching, instrumental technique, a range of performance opportunities, and more.
Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles. From jazz to contemporary guitar, classical to popular, computer-generated to acoustic, and from time-tested compositions to newer works, the college and conservatory present performances to satisfy any musical interest.
- APST 814 - Harp Ensemble 2 credits
- MUTH 131 - Music Theory I 4 credits
- MUTH 101 - Aural Skills I 2 credits
Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.
“The harp is an interesting instrument to study because it is generally perceived as somewhat underserved, underheard ... perhaps even underappreciated. That makes it even more important [for students] to get really thorough, comprehensive, serious training.”Yolanda Kondonassis, Assistant Professor of Harp