The harp program at Purchase College is small and highly selective, designed to train, mentor, and prepare harpists for a professional career in music.

The curriculum is built around private weekly lessons, in which students work on solo and ensemble repertoire and harp pedagogy. In harp performance class, students come together to perform for one another, exchange ideas, prepare for orchestral auditions, learn about instrumental maintenance, perform in harp ensemble, and grow as active participants of this artistic community. Additionally, harpists at Purchase participate in comprehensive ensemble coursework in orchestra, opera, and chamber music, as well as a variety of smaller ensembles.