Sharing and exploring the endless possibilities and features of the harp have been deep rooted in the Dutch harp tradition for decades. With an international team of teachers with a wide range of expertise, the CvA harp department offers an environment for students to excel in their musical and technical abilities and find their unique musicianship and creative voice - no copy-cats. Each student is invited to explore and deepen their tone forming, expressivity and clarity within a structured curriculum to develop their autonomous, and independent musical identity. 


Sandrine Chatron principal subject (as of September 2024)
Erika Waardenburg principal subject
Miriam Overlach chamber music, contemporary music
Constance Allanic historical harp, methodology
Anneleen Schuitemaker score study

Besides lessons from the harp faculty teachers the harp curriculum includes masterclasses from renowned international guest teachers, audition training, weekly groups lessons, eight harp faculty students’ concerts a year, orchestra projects, a yearly harp chamber music festival, competition preparation and fruitful collaborations with other CvA departments for crossover or collaborative projects.