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    Welcome to the CU Harp Studio!

Welcome to the Harp Studio at the University of Colorado Boulder. The studio maintains two to four students, ranging from undergraduate performance majors to double majors and graduate performance majors. Janet Harriman is the harp studio instructor and she conducts weekly individual lessons in addition to coaching chamber music ensembles and teaching orchestral repertoire.

CU-Boulder has a very active harp studio that collaborates and participates in ensembles that include: the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Opera, Chamber Music and Pendulum New Music Series.

The College of Music is dedicated to developing the whole musician. Students are expected to balance academic and instrumental excellence. They have the opportunity to participate in a range of diverse programs, such as the Entrepreneurship Center of Music, classes in the Alexander Technique (offered through our Musicians Wellness program) or participate in one of the many world music ensembles.

Scholarships are available for qualified students. For more information about the harp studio at the University of Colorado please email Janet Harriman.

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Janet Harriman began her harp studies with her mother, Jean Harriman. She continued her harp 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, opera and orchestral member in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, New York, 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 performs regularly as Principal Harpist with Opera Colorado and the Boulder Philharmonic.

She is Co-Founding Director of Scale the Summit, a summer music program that offers educational opportunities for the kids of Summit County. She has been an active board member of the Summit Community Orchestra for over twelve years and currently serves on the board of the Summit Youth Orchestra. Read Ms. Harriman's full bio.