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Upcoming Events

Spring 2017:


  • February 11, 8am:  Dr. Jaymee Haefner TMEA conference, San Antonio, CC 301: Maximize Your Investment in Practice Time




  • March 20, 8pm: Anna Jalkeus, GAC jazz harp and voice recital: Voertman Hall






  • April 29, 5pm: HarpBeats Spring recital, Recital Hall



Fall 2016:

Saturday 9/17: Guest Artist Master Class: Rachel Brandwein, Harp
Voertman Hall 10:00 AM

Saturday 9/17: Guest Artist Recital: Rachel Brandwein, Harp
Voertman Hall 6:30 PM

Monday 10/24:  Anna Jalkeus- GAC recital
Kenton Hall 8:00 PM

Saturday 11/19: Jennifer Betzer- DMA Recital
Voertman Hall 2:00 PM

Thursday 11/20: UNT HarpBeats: Jaymee Haefner, Director -
Voertman Hall 5:00 PM

Saturday 12/3: UNT HarpBeats: Jaymee Haefner, Director - Wassail Festival performance, UNT on the Square, 2:30-4pm come-and-go 




In addition to weekly lessons, harp majors at UNT participate in harp masterclass, harp ensemble, and large ensembles such as Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony.

For further information about harp studies at UNT, please contact Dr. Haefner at jaymee.haefner@unt.edu or call 940-565-3739.

  • UNT has one of the largest harp programs in Texas, currently with nine harp majors (BA, BM, MM, DMA).
  • UNT recently hosted the American Harp Society Summer Institute (June 2011), which brought over 400 harpists to the UNT campus. NBC5 did a feature story about the event.
  • Harp students participate in orchestra, band, chamber music, harp ensemble and weekly harp masterclass.
  • Three of our harp majors (Danielle Harmon, Ann McLaughlin, Danielle Cordray and Ruth Mertens) have been UNT Concerto Competition winners.
  • About the UNT HarpBeats:
    • Students compose, arrange and lead most of the music for the harp ensemble (UNT HarpBeats); we have performed pieces ranging from Bach to Radiohead (and many in between)
    • The ensemble recently performed for the 9th American Harp Society Summer Institute
    • The ensemble was recently featured on CBS11
    • The ensemble normally performs 1-2 times per semester on or off campus
    • The ensemble has recordings available for purchase on the UNT Music Store!! All proceeds go toward UNT Harp Studio expenses.
  • What our harp graduates are doing now:
    • Teaching full-time for the high school harp program in Frisco, TX
    • Touring and performing harp throughout India
    • Performing with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra
    • On the faculty of Belhaven University (Jackson, Mississippi)
    • Leading choirs and performing harp as a full-time choir director
    • Publishing harp solos and arrangements
    • President of American Harp Society Chapter
    • Performing and teaching professionally
    • Recipient of Distinguished Fellowship (for graduate study in harp)
      at the University of Illinios (Urbana-Champaigne)