Harp Studies

Harpists playing music on stage.

Studying Harp Performance at UNR

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A., B.M., M.A.,M.M., Minor in Harp performance is also available. 



Students (majors and non-majors) are not required to have their own instruments, unless they wish to perform outside of the music school. UNR music department owns 4 harps, which are available for student practice 24 hrs/day in Church Fine Arts Building.

Auditions & Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for new students who successfully pass the auditions. Please contact Marina Roznitovsky Oster to set up a harp audition. Audition by DVD is possible for students who are not able to audition in person. Current financial aid audition requirements, as well as deadlines for auditions for all music majors and minors, can be found on the Audition Information page.

 Harp Audition Repertoire:

  • Prepare 2 contrasting works from the standard harp solo repertoire. One of the pieces can be a concerto movement.
  • Prepare 2 standard orchestral harp excerpts of your choosing (1 excerpt is required for harp minors).
  • A short sight reading excerpt will be a part of the audition.
  • Provide the audition committee with 2 clean copies of the above chosen works.
  • Alert the Department if you wish to use one of the Department's harps.

Program Includes 

The harp program at UNR includes participation in:

Many other opportunities are available off campus.

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Sierra LakeThe University of Nevada Reno is located at the edge of the beautiful Sierra Nevada with the Great Basin Desert stretching eastward. The outdoors provide endless options for winter and summer activities. Reno is situated on the Truckee River and within driving distance of a large number of unique nature destinations, including Lake Tahoe, The Great Basin Desert Lassen National Volcanic Park, Yosemite National Park, Black Rock Desert, and the Redwood Forests of California.

The Reno community has a surprisingly large number of professional musical organizations, including the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Nevada Opera, and more. Reno also hosts many exciting annual events, such as The Great Reno Balloon Race, Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, the Reno Rodeo, Artown and so much more. 

If you like affordable living, more than 300 days of blue sky a year, being close to incredible nature, not much traffic and a great learning environment, UNR is the place for you.

Resources for Harpers & Harpists