Applied Harp Curriculum

Objectives:

Applied Harp is the concentrated study of this instrument with each student's progress evaluated every quarter and the curriculum adjusted accordingly.

 

Objectives are based on a one-year program allowing the student time to prepare a solo recital reflecting that which has been learned.

 

The literature studied is progressive and repertory selected to allow for the fulfillment of short and long-term goals.

Skills:

Harp Technique: stable hand position, refining scale and triadic arpeggio patterns, agility of flat and rolled chords, ease of directional placing, and consistent dexterity of melodic and harmonic intervallic patterns.

Musicianship: phrasing, rhythm, overall expressiveness

Sight Reading: melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic patterning.

Memorization: – visual, aural, tactile, and analytical recall.

Solfege: melodic and harmonic ear training.

Practice Technique: articulation, tone quality, muscle motor skills, pedal  coordination.

Repertory:

The level and number of works learned are dependent upon each student's needs, ability, and personal goals. Please refer to "Level Listings".

Individual Activities

 

  1. Yearly recital reflecting three-quarters work. 

  2. Monthly performance in masterclass / studio recital.

  3. Ensemble, chamber, and orchestra concerts.

 

Supporting Knowledge

 

  1. Music theory

  2. Music history as it reflects repertory studied

  3. Keyboard study

  4. Aural and written dictation

  5. Improvisation

  6. Sight Reading

 

Sequential Learning

 

  1. Chronological repertory reflecting Baroque, Classic, Romantic, Contemporary eras.

  2. Graded levels of repertory and exercises.

 

Group Activities

 

  1. Studio Recital/Masterclass including Pedagogy class and Orchestra repertory

  2. Harp ensemble

  3. Other Performances including School Demos, Noon recitals, outside concerts

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