The Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music has appointed Kirsten Agresta Copely to teach harp at its Nashville, Tenn., campus. Copely, who is an active performer and teacher in both Nashville and New York City, succeeds Marian Schaffer, who recently retired after teaching 25 years at Vanderbilt.
“I am deeply honored to join the esteemed faculty at the Blair School of Music and look forward to continuing the level of excellence in the harp department, while expanding the musical horizons of each and every student in my class,” Copely says.
Copely, who joins the Vanderbilt faculty in the fall, formerly taught harp at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., for 12 years. She studied harp with Nancy Allen at the Juilliard School and Susann McDonald at Indiana University.
Vanderbilt offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in harp. You can find out more at blair.vanderbilt.edu.