Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Harp Elective

MUS- H 100 / 1-2 Cr.

Applied lessons offered both in lever and pedal harps.  Students registering for one credit hour of applied music will receive a one 30-minute private lesson per week.  Students registering for two credit hours will receive a one 60 –minute private lesson per week.  Repeatable courses.  Content changes each time course is offered.  Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

  • To provide students with an understanding of the possibilities of the harp as a viable instrument.
  • To provide students with a knowledge of proper technique necessary to play the best possible level of a given harp repertoire.   
  • To provide students with a development of musical interpretations.
  • To expand and to enlarge on harp repertoire.

Students will be able to:

  • Play solo harp repertoire of different genres.
  • Distinguish various styles of music repertoire.
  • Display musicianship of high standard.


Students will demonstrate skills in:

  • Basic creativity in improvisation.
  • Being able to develop short programs.
  • Communication with audience.
  • Demonstration of good stage presence.