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


The Principal and the EU


A personal message from the Principal


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Harp Masterclass with Milda Agazarian

28.04.2017 金曜日 10:30, York Gate 150

Visiting Professor of Harp, Milda Agazarian gives a masterclass

Guy Magrath Harp Prize free

12.05.2017 金曜日 17:30, Henry Wood Room

Harp students present a free choice of programme

The Italian Triple Harp free

21.06.2017 水曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Collated by Frances Kelly, the Harp Department presents a recital on this fully chromatic instrument with three rows of strings

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

01.07.2017 土曜日 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Gergely Madaras conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra


twitterでフォローする@RoyalAcadMusic@RoyalAcadMusic #harp
@RoyalAcadMusic • 3月 23
TODAY: #Harp and #woodwind students collaborate performing music by Cras, Ibert & Bissill. DJRH, 1.05pm… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@RoyalAcadMusic • 3月 17
TONIGHT A concert of music by Berio for #woodwind, #strings, #harp & #percussion with @HannahE_Mezzo. 7.00pm #free bit.ly/2mQ6hzn
@RoyalAcadMusic • 12月 05
Congrats to Glain Dafydd and @zitasilvaharp, awarded special prizes in under-25 category at Fourth International #Harp Competition.

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

Karen Vaughan