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.
|September 4||Registration and payment due; Pre-college & Adult harp, classes begin|
|October 29||Harp Academy Halloween Recital, 1:00 PM, Ford Hall|
|December 8||Adult Harp, classes conclude|
|December 15||Pre-College Harp, classes conclude|
|December 16||Harp Academy Christmas Concert, 2:00 PM, Auer Hall|
|January 22||Registration and payment due; Pre-college & Adult harp, classes begin|
|May 5||Classes conclude; Spring Recital, 2:00 PM, Auer Hall|
Dates: September 4 - December 15, 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 - $890
Adult harp lessons
Dates: September 4 - December 8, 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 (email@example.com)
- Tuition - $940
Dates: 6 rehearsals, dates TBA
- Tuition - $140
How to apply
- Application process: To apply, complete the online registration. 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.
Once you have completed the previous steps, please submit the Participant Agreement Form