Welcome to the harp studio at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music!
The studio maintains two to four students, ranging from undergraduate performance majors to double majors and graduate performance majors. Studio instructor Janet Harriman conducts weekly individual lessons in addition to coaching chamber music ensembles and teaching orchestral repertoire.
We have a very active harp studio that collaborates and participates in ensembles including the College of Music’s Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Opera, Chamber Music and SoundWorks series.
The College of Music is committed to developing universal musicians. Students are expected to balance academic and instrumental excellence, and enjoy opportunities to participate in a range of programs—from the college’s Entrepreneurship Center of Music to classes in the Alexander Technique (offered through our Musicians’ Wellness Program)—or in our world music ensembles.
Scholarships are available for qualified students.
Janet Harriman began her harp studies with her mother, Jean Harriman. She continued her studies with Alice Chalifoux while she attended the College of Wooster, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Salzedo Harp Colony. Harriman has performed as soloist, chamber player, and opera and orchestral member in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, New York and Colorado, and internationally in South America, Europe and Asia. She is currently principal harpist with the Central City Opera Festival, a position she has held since 1993, and principal harpist with Opera Colorado. Harriman is an alumnus of the New World Symphony and the National Repertory Orchestra. More