Harp

Studio Overview

Colorado State University’s harp area helps students prepare for well-rounded professional careers as performers and/or teachers of chamber, orchestral, and solo repertory.

Undergraduate and graduate harp students receive thorough instruction in harp technique and repertoire, and experience in performance.

 

 

Professor Courtney Hershey Bress is continuously involved in the instruction, coaching, and performance of solo and orchestral repertory and chamber music. All harp performance majors will have one hour private lessons and will participate in studio class every week.  They will also participate in the ensembles at the school, University Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band.

Colorado State harp students have access to hearing many concerts each year, performed by students, faculty, and visiting artists.

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Audition

  • Two pieces of contrasting style
  • Tchaikovsky: Cadenza from The Nutcracker

Graduate Audition

  • All major and minor scales
  • Sight reading
  • Two pieces of contrasting style
  • Tchaikovsky: Cadenza from The Nutcracker