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Lucy Scandrett

Lucy ScandrettAdjunct Professor


Contact Information

Cogswell Hall B32



Applied Harp


MM, Converse College

BM, Oberlin Conservatory


Lucy Scandrett is very active as a performer and teacher in the Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania area. For many years, she was principal harpist for the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, and the Johnstown Symphony. Presently, she is active as a recitalist and performs regularly with the Civic Light Opera Orchestra, the McKeesport Symphony Orchestra, and Gateway to the Arts. She has also played for numerous shows and performers ranging from John Denver and Josh Groban to Yul Brynner, Joan Sutherland, and Luciano Pavarotti. She is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she began the study of the harp at the age of three with her mother, Elizabeth Clark. She began her professional career at age 16 playing The Fantastiks at Barter Theater, and she has a degree in Harp Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Lucy Lewis. She received a Master of Music degree in Musicology from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she was a teaching assistant and performer. Lucy also studied privately with Lucile Lawrence and Alice Chalifoux. For many years she was solo harpist with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and she has recorded contemporary music for CRI records.

Lucy is adjunct professor of Harp at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and maintains an extensive private studio. She also teaches harp at the college and pre-college divisions at Chatham College and the Music and Arts Day Camp as well as Seton Hill College, Ellis Academy, and Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Lucy served as president of the American Harp Society for two four-year terms and has served in numerous other capacities with the organization. 


Lucy Scandrett’s website

  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.