Hope Cowan

Harpist Hope Cowan performs and teaches throughout the Houston area. As one of Houston's most sought after event harpists, she enjoys playing for special events of all kinds. She performs weekly at IAH as part of the Houston Airport System’s award-winning “Harmony in the Air” program. Active as both an orchestral and chamber musician, she is principal harpist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas and is a founding member of both the Deciduous and Lynx Trios. As an educator, she is a teaching artist for Young Audiences of Houston, an alumna of the Da Camera Young Artist program, and a clinician and performer in schools throughout the Houston area. A strong advocate for the local Houston harp community, she is currently the president of the Greater Houston Chapter of the American Harp Society. Ms. Cowan also teaches private harp lessons to students of all ages at her home studio and is on the faculty for the Houston Summer Harp Festival. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston, and a Master of Music degree from Rice University, both under the instruction of Paula Page.

Hope Cowan is an experienced arts integration teaching artist, and enjoys creating custom lessons for reading, math, science, and SEL. She loves finding creative ways to use the harp and music to bring curriculum topics to life, and help students draw cross-curricular connections. Past arts integration lessons have focused on: storytelling, learning about the solar system, weather, ancient Greece and Rome, plants and animals, and SEL topic. The possibilities for arts integration are endless, and can be custom tailored to fit your classroom. For custom arts integration workshops and residences, please contact to start the collaboration process!


Hope Cowan

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Hope Cowan

Hope Cowan, Harpist


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CC Guide: Storytelling Through Sound

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CC Guide: From Forest to Stage

YAH From Forest to Stage.pdf

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CC Guide: Earth, Moon, and Sun

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