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Undergraduate Harp

MU106, MU206, MU306, and MU406, Harp Performance Seminar and Ensemble.  

Weekly meetings include the development of individual and ensemble skills through classes in sight-reading, improvisation, auditioning, orchestral excerpts, technical exercises, master classes, group playing, and shared 

teaching.   In this class, harpists are assigned harp parts in The Boston Conservatory ensembles (orchestra, wind ensemble, opera, dance, musical theater, etc.) and for performance opportunities in the wider community.  All harpists are required to enroll in the seminar during each semester in residence. Guest Master Classes for Boston area harpists are often hosted by this seminar, as well as an annual Harp Gala each January in which harpists from the Boston area conservatories, universities, and colleges are invited to perform. Students are encouraged to pursue performance opportunities and course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external performance work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum.

2 hours weekly;  1.5 credits

MU293 and MU294, Harp Pedagogy 1 and 2. 

The study of principles and practices of music  teaching focused on the Harp. The discussion of methods and materials is followed by guided  laboratory work with both class and private students. This course also researches and explores existing and potential employment opportunities for harpists. Course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external teaching work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum/course objectives.

1.5 hours weekly; 1 credit    

MU493 and MU494, Harp Pedagogy 3 and 4. 

Advanced study of the principles and practices of  music teaching focused on the Harp. The discussion of methods and materials is followed by guided  laboratory work with both class and private students. This course also researches and explores existing and potential employment opportunities for harpists.  Course instructors may, at their discretion, assign external teaching work in the community to individual students as needed to reinforce the course curriculum/course objectives.

1.5 hours weekly; 1 credit

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