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TCU Harp Workshop

TCU Harp professor and student


June 8-9, 2018

This three-day workshop includes solo master classes and ensemble rehearsals as well as interactive and informative sessions about the harp. A festival recital performance concludes the workshop. This year’s focus will be on “Technique Tune-Up: How to Apply Regular Maintenance for Improved Performance.” Tune up your body with a session of “Yoga for Musicians” presented by guest artist Kristen Queen. And kick off your own summer practice challenge with a guided plan to keep you motivated and moving all summer long. Open to young pedal harpists 8th grade and above, intermediate to advanced level. Students are asked to bring their own instruments, as availability of rental harps is quite limited.

Master class

Each student is asked to prepare a piece to perform in a workshop master class setting.  Repertoire may be selected from standard harp solo literature, All-State etudes, orchestral excerpts, harp concerto or chamber music repertoire.


Participants will provide their own ensemble music and may prepare any part of their own choosing. Music should be securely learned and up to tempo prior to the first workshop rehearsal. Three days of intensive rehearsals will culminate with a performance of the ensemble selections on the festival recital.

Ensemble repertoire

  • Two Pieces by J.S. Bach: Prelude in E Minor & Siciliano – Arr. Gail Barber
  • William Tell Overture – Arr. Frank Voltz
  • Poor Wayfaring Stranger – Arr. Cindy Horstman
  • Triptic Dance – Pierre Beauchant

For more information, contact:
Dr. Laura Brandenburg

Registration will open on March 1, 2018.