Harp

The harp has played a vital role at the Academy since its earliest days and is now more in demand than ever. Our comprehensive harp course provides relevant training for the next generation of professional harp players. From orchestra to song accompaniment, from baroque to jazz, our harpists are equipped to take on anything the music profession requires.

The Academy offers Principal Study for both undergraduate and postgraduate harpists.

Harp: Your Experience

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme

 
Contact

Karen Ingram, Harp Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7380 / Email harp@ram.ac.uk

Karen Vaughan

Head of Harp: Karen Vaughan

Former Co-principal Harp of the London Symphony Orchestra

Coach at major festivals

Associate Artistic Director, World Harp Congress

Founder member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Extensive recording career

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music; Head of Harp here since 2010

Latest News

New audition centre opens in Australia

21.08.2017

Academy opens audition centre in Australia

Latest Blog

Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Harp Open Day free

Wednesday, 25.10.2017 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

This day for prospective students, hosted by Head of Harp Karen Vaughan, will include a recital by recent graduates, discussions with harp tutors and a maintenance workshop by ‘The Harp Doctor’ Billy Hornby

The Realm of Night free

Thursday, 02.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A programme of chamber music with harp

Harp Chamber Music free

Tuesday, 21.11.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Harp and flute students perform

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 02.12.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Richard Dickins conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

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On Sunday, six of our #harp students had the opportunity to perform in Wagner's Götterdämmerung @SaffronHallSW:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
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TODAY 1.05pm The Italian Triple #Harp #free: bit.ly/2rBqiva
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Karen Vaughan