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


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

Karen Vaughan

Head of Harp: Karen Vaughan

Co-principal Harp of the London Symphony Orchestra

Coach at major festivals including Pacific Music Festival and the National Youth Orchestras of Great Britain and Wales

Founder member of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Extensive recording career

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


2015 graduates demonstrate success


Higher Education Statistics Agency survey reports 100% in work or study


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

18.03.2017 土曜日 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Howard William's conducts Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Harp Chamber Music free

23.03.2017 木曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

The Harp Department collaborates with string and woodwind students


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@RoyalAcadMusic • 12月 05
Congrats to Glain Dafydd and @zitasilvaharp, awarded special prizes in under-25 category at Fourth International #Harp Competition.
@RoyalAcadMusic • 12月 05
Congrats to @miloharper_, joint second at Fourth International #Harp Competition in Szeged, Hungary.
@RoyalAcadMusic • 11月 24
#Harp #alum @CatrinFinch will be talking about Temple Winter Festival on @BBCRadio3’s @BBCInTune today.

‘We encourage the initiative and creativity necessary for a portfolio career’

Karen Vaughan