The harp is a beautiful and majestic instrument that captivates audiences with its unique sound and look. The Jacobs Harp Academy is delighted to offer instruction to students of all ages. The Pre-College and Adult students study under renowned Jacobs School of Music harp faculty. The program offers in-person and virtual instructions in the form of weekly private lessons and master classes. Students have an opportunity to participate in harp ensembles and class recitals. No musical experience is necessary to enter the program, but having a background in piano and a good sense of humor is helpful.
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.
|January 16||Registration and payment due; Pre-college & Adult harp, classes begin|
|March 12-19||Spring Break, no classes|
|April 28||Adult Harp, classes conclude|
|May 5||Pre-College Harp, classes conclude|
|May 6||Spring harp recital, 2PM (Auer Hall)|
Dates: January 16 - May 6, 2023
Eligibility: Students between the ages of 6 and 18 years. An interview is required before beginning classes.
Offerings: Receive one private lesson per week, participate in weekly masterclasses, may play in harp ensemble, and perform in recitals.
- Tuition (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee) - $855
- Harp ensemble (6 rehearsals) - $120
Adult harp lessons
Dates: January 16 - April 28, 2023
Eligibility: Students of any age or musical experience are welcome.
Offerings: Receive one private lesson per week and participate in group masterclasses.
Format: In-person or virtual
Contact: Fan-Fen Tai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tuition (incl. Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $15) - $915
How to apply
- Application process: To apply, complete the online registration and submit the Participant Agreement Form. Those interested in Pre-College Harp must schedule an interview prior to enrolling.
- Instrument rental: A limited number of rental harps are available at Vanderbilt Music Company.
- 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.