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Ina Zdorovetchi, Coordinator of Harp Program

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Harp Performance

"The harp program teaches you to find the courage and focus to present the music you love with the highest technical skill possible." - Jane Soh (M.M. '15, Harp)

Note: Undergraduate music performance students may apply in their junior year for admission into the dual degree program to earn a Master of Music in Music Education.

Your Training

The Boston Conservatory offers everything a harpist could want to explore and experience: a collaborative harp department; a school where individuality is welcomed and nourished; a city that has renowned and extraordinary harpists in a wide spectrum of genres; and an arts environment that features an amazing range of audience and performance opportunities.

Courses

  • Applied lessons and recitals
  • Chamber Music
  • Conducting
  • Ear Training
  • Harp Ensemble and Performance Seminar
  • Harp Pedagogy
  • Harmony & Counterpoint
  • Piano Class
  • Liberal Arts Core and Electives
  • Music Electives
  • Music History
  • Orchestras/Large Ensembles
  • Recital and concert attendance
  • Science or Mathematics
  • Theory & Musicology Electives

Your Teachers

The Coordinator of the Harp Program, Ina Zdorovetchi has appeared as soloist and recitalist at the World Harp Congress, American Harp Society National Conference and in major cities in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East. She is the top prize winner of the 17th International Harp Contest in Israel, principal harpist of the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Pops Esplanade, Odyssey Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and a frequent guest artist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Harp Program Faculty

Recent and Upcoming Masterclasses

  • Kathleen Bride, Eastman School of Music
  • Rita Constanzi, recording artist
  • Elizabeth Hainen, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Ursula Holliger, recording artist
  • Kathy Kienzle, Minnesota Orchestra
  • Jessica Zhou, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Your Department

Average number of undergraduate harp students: 4

Average number of graduate harp students: 2

Your Performance Opportunities

On Campus

  • The Boston Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
  • The Boston Conservatory Chorale
  • The Boston Conservatory Orchestra
  • The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
  • The Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus
  • The Boston Harp Festival (biennial)
  • Boston Harp Gala¬†
  • Chamber music concerts
  • Collaborative performance with composers, musicians, dancers and actors
  • Contemporary and new music ensembles
  • Masterclasses with visiting artists
  • Solo recitals
  • Students and faculty composer collaborations
  • Pit orchestra for opera, dance and theater productions

Off Campus

  • Community outreach programs servicing the Greater Boston area
  • Opportunities to collaborate and perform with local music ensembles
  • Paid gig opportunities arranged through our Student Services Office

Your Future

Our harp program prepares you to perform at your highest level, whether auditioning for orchestras, competing in competitions, collaborating with composers, performing in recital, or arranging music for harp in a variety of genres.

Ensembles

  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston Lyric Opera
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • China Philharmonic (Beijing)
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
  • New World Symphony
  • Opera Boston
  • Odyssey Opera
  • Radio Symphony Orchestra (Cologne, Germany)
  • Savannah Music Festival
  • Tanglewood Music Center

Appointments

  • Faculty, Brevard Music Center
  • Faculty, Wellesley College
  • Faculty, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division
  • Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Highly successful private teaching studios
  • Resident HealthCare Harpist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)
  • Resident HealthCare Harpist in Medicana International Hospital and Acibadem Hospital (Istanbul, Turkey)

Awards

  • Anne Adams Award
  • Bucharest International Harp Competition
  • Cite des Arts International Harp Competition (Paris, France)
  • The International Harp Contest (Israel)
  • Young Artist Harp Competition
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