As a student in the graduate harp program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be immersed in your music, surrounded by a community of artists that nurtures creativity and prepares you for the professional world.
As a graduate harp degree student at UNCSA, you will be part of a program that nurtures your passion for your instrument and prepares you for a life as a professional musician. You will participate in all departmental juries and perform two recitals, one in Year One and a second in Year Two. In addition to private lessons and master classes, you will also take Career Strategies courses that strengthen skills needed in the professional world, like those for auditions, entrepreneurship, recording and portfolio preparation.
You may also choose to apply to the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute, either as an individual musician or as part of an ensemble. This unique graduate program is dedicated to the development of outstanding chamber musicians. It features regular coaching from artist-faculty and guest chamber ensembles, an annual coaching with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for select groups, touring and performance opportunities, professional recording sessions and more.
Graduates of the harp program at UNCSA have gone on to successful careers in major symphonic orchestras, solo performance, chamber music, teaching positions and as standout musicians in national and international competitions.
Music students from UNCSA took first and third places and won the Audience Award at the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists held at Appalachian State University.