The UNT Summer Harp Masterclass is a one-day harp immersion event which takes place UNT’s Voertman Hall in the College of Music. The day includes masterclasses by Dr. Jaymee Haefner, and a performance wellness clinic by Dr. Sajid Surve. The event is appropriate for all ages and all levels of harpists, beginners through advanced players.
Jaymee Haefner’s performances have been described by Daniel Buckley as possessing “an air of dreamy lyricism… interlocking melody lines with the deftness of a dancer’s footwork.” Dr. Haefner joined the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music faculty in 2006 and also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the college. Her recent major performances include the AHS 40th Conference in New York City, the AHS 41st Conference in New Orleans, recordings with the Bloomington Pops Orchestra, baritone Daniel Narducci, Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, and recordings of violin and harp music in her duo, Crimson. She published The Legend of Henriette Renié and serves on the board of the American Harp Society and World Harp Congress. Dr. Haefner obtained her BM and MM degrees from the University of Arizona and her DM degree from Indiana University. When she isn’t on stage, Dr. Haefner trains in American Karate with her son, and recently obtained her first degree black belt.
Sajid A. Surve, DO is a triple-board certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine, and pain medicine. He graduated from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. While completing his residency training in New York, Dr. Surve worked for three years with the Center for Sports and Osteopathic Medicine under the direction of Richard M. Bachrach, DO, FAOASM, the legendary performing arts medicine physician. In 2009, Dr. Surve returned to Rowan University as a faculty member. While there, he helped expand the newly formed Chateau Gardot Music Medicine Program to include Dance Medicine, and partnered with the Rowan University College of Performing Arts to create a Performing Arts Clinic. Dr. Surve left Rowan University in 2014 to join UNT Health Science Center, where he currently teaches and sees patients.