The harp is a heavenly instrument that makes even your first fumbling notes sound great. The Harp Academy is pleased to announce that starting this year, we will offer harp lessons to students of all ages and levels of playing.
Jacobs Harp Academy
Elzbieta Szmyt, a native of Poland, is Professor of Music and Chair of the Harp Department at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She has performed numerous recitals and taught master classes in North America, Europe and Asia. Szmyt holds graduate degrees from the Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw University and Indiana University.
Fan-Fen Tai, a native of Taiwan, is an adjunct faculty at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She holds degrees from Indiana University (D.M), the University of Arizona and Taipei National University of Arts. Tai has won numerous competitions and is avid chamber musician who formed the harp and violin duo, BloomingDuo.
|August 29||Pre-College Harp, classes start|
|September 5||Adult Harp Program, classes start|
|October 14–16||Fall Break, no classes|
|October 30||Halloween Concert • 1 PM | Ford Hall|
|November 20–27||Thanksgiving Break, no classes|
|December 4||Adult Harp Program, classes end|
Pre-College Harp, classes end;
Christmas Concert • 2 PM | Auer Hall
Monday, August 29 – Sunday, December 11, 2022
Designed for students between the ages of 6 and 8; students will have the opportunity to take harp lessons from the harp faculty at the Jacobs School of Music. No musical experience is necessary, although 1 to 2 years of piano in addition to a sense of humor is helpful. An interview is required before beginning classes. Harp students receive one private lesson each week, participate in weekly master classes, have opportunity to play in harp ensemble, and perform in a class recital at the end of each semester. Students will have the option of taking lessons virtually and in person. For more information regarding Pre-College Harp lessons, please contact Elzbieta Szmyt at email@example.com or Fan-Fen Tai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuition (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee) - $855
- Harp Ensemble (6 rehearsals) - $120
Adult Harp Lessons
Monday, September 5 – Sunday, December 4, 2022
Students of any age or musical experience are invited to register for the Adult Harp Academy. Adult Harp students receive a weekly 1-hour private lesson, participate in group masterclasses and harp ensemble. Students will have the option of taking lessons virtually and in-person. For more information regarding the Adult Harp Program, please contact Fan-Fen Tai (email@example.com).
- Tuition (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee) - $915
How to apply
- Applications Process: To apply, please complete the online registration form. No auditions are required for enrollment. Those interested in Pre-College Harp must schedule an interview prior to enrolling. Please contact Elzbieta Szmyt and Fan-Fen Tai.
- Payment: Accepting payment via credit card or check. Please do not send checks or any other forms of payment to the Office of Jacobs Academy. Payment due no later than September 5, 2022 for Pre-College Harp; September 12, 2022 for Adult Harp Lessons.