Instructor, Harp

Dr. Jaclyn Wappel is an experienced harp performer, instructor, and scholar with national and international performance experience in numerous orchestral, opera, chamber, and solo performance settings. Jaclyn's awards include First Prize in the Top Division of the Midwest Solo Harp Competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a full scholarship from the Tuscia Opera Festival to perform Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp in Rome and Viterbo, Italy, and a performance in Carnegie Hall with the Purdue University Wind Ensemble. She has held the position of Principal Harp for numerous ensembles, including: the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Symphony, Austin Summer Pops Orchestra, Austin Civic Orchestra, and more.

Dr. Wappel served as Adjunct Professor of Harp at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and taught and assisted the World Music courses in 2015. At Ball State University she maintained an active private harp studio of college and pre-college harp students and most recently, she served as harp instructor and harp ensemble director at Harp Services (HK) Ltd. in Wanchai, Hong Kong. Dr. Wappel graduated in 2009 with her Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance from the University Texas at Austin and her Master of Music degree in Harp Performance from Ball State University in 2012. She passed her dissertation defense in July 2016 and in December 2016 will officially receive her Doctor of Arts degree with a primary emphasis in Harp Performance and secondary emphasis in Musical Historical Ethnography.

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Sam Suggs

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