Performer Diploma, Indiana University
MM, Indiana University
BM, Indiana University
Maggie Lovell is the harp instructor at Auburn University. She has been engaged as a teacher across the southeast for workshops, lectures, masterclasses, camps for both adults and younger students, and for official events with the American Harp Society. Prior to moving to Alabama, Maggie was the harp instructor at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Georgia. She has maintained private teaching studios in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama and features her students in periodic student recitals.
Maggie's great joy is to perform with orchestra, and she keeps herself busy performing with orchestras and professional ensembles across the Tennessee Valley. She is engaged as a featured soloist with multiple professional choral ensembles in the area and performs with them regularly.
Maggie holds a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance, Master of Music in Harp Performance (with a cognate in Instrumental Conducting), and a Performer Diploma in Harp Performance, all from the acclaimed Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She also served as an associate instructor in the IU harp department, teaching private harp lessons and a semester long class on basic harp maintenance and repair, while also maintaining the school's fourteen pedal harps. To prepare for this position, she completed an internship at the Lyon & Healy harp factory in Chicago.
In addition to teaching and performing, Maggie is an avid arranger, transcriber and typesetter. Her work has been featured in dozens of published works from well-known harpists, as well as other vocal and instrumental publications. She has a passion for religious music and often works on exciting new harp arrangements of popular Christian tunes.
Maggie's teachers were Distinguished Professor Susann McDonald and Professor Elzbieta Szmyt.