PROGRAMS, Tuition & Fees.

2024–2025 Tuition & Fees

Postgraduate part-time / regular external student (online).
USD 8.700.- annually / USD 4.350.- per semester

  • One and a half-hour long private lesson per week: USD 4.900 annually / USD 3.500 per semester.

Undergraduate part-time / regular external student (online).
USD 4.350.- annually / USD 2.175.- per semester

  • One and a half-hour-long private lesson per week: UDS 3.500 annually / USD 2.500.- semester

2024–2025 CUPIIA
It is offered in Spanish language with simultaneous written translation in English on the online chat.
Knowledge of Latin languages is recommended but not mandatory.
MISSION & GOAL CUPIIA’s mission is to become the Latin American benchmark for academic excellence in postgraduate university teaching in Pedal Harp. Its main goal is to provide students with ultimate theoretical-practical tools to foster the mastery in the applied harp technique, at the service of a greater professionalization in multi-stylistic interpretation. Simultaneously, CUPIIA seeks to promote in students the interest and skills for original research in Pedal Harp to produce in as many ways as possible, an increase in the theoretical-practical corpus of the instrument.
The CUPIIA originates from the Harp Chair of the Department of Musical and Sound Arts (DAMus) of the National University of the Arts, and it is inserted under the supervision of the Postgraduate and Research Pro-secretariat and it articulates with the International Relations Coordination of the same department regarding the organization and global promotion of the CUPIIA around the world.


Aimed at: young professional harpists up to 35 years old (at the time of pre-registration) of all nationalities, soloists or members of orchestras and ensembles, who wish to: 1) excel in the mastery of the technique applied to interpretation 2) Deepen their own research skills and 3) to develop a new viewpoint and meaning in the performance of various musical styles. Admission Requirements: University Degree in Harp from an officially recognized institution (University, School of Music, Conservatory, etc.), and proficiency in instrumental performance.

Those interested must complete the Pre-Registration form as indicated below in this brochure and then send a video as proof of the required level of one or more of the following pieces to

1) Impromptu opus 86 de Fauré.

2) Fantasía sobre un Tema de Haydn opus 31 de Grandjany.

3) Sonata de Hindemith.

4) El viejo Zorcico de Guridi.

5) Another work of similar complexity / difficulty.

Admission will be made on the basis of a comprehensive process that will take into consideration all the aforementioned requirements, through the opinion of the CUPIIA Directorate and its International Honorary Academic-Consultative Committee.

Quota: 14 vacancies*. (*) Apply policies of gender equity, geographic diversity and multicultural prevalence. Structure: 10 online Masterclasses on the third Saturday* of each month, plus 2 months -60 hours- of research. There will also be other special classes both for the Research Phase and with invited teachers/professionals to be confirmed during the year. (*) The dates could undergo sporadic modifications.

REGIME Assistance, accreditation and final evaluation. The final evaluation will consist of a short theoretical-practical research project with an entire work or a fragment to be defined by the CUPIIA Directorate along with the participants.

Each of the ten (10) CUPIIA Masterclasses has its own exam (participants will need to record a video each month) which must be approved by the participants.

Number of synchronous hours of the 10 Masterclasses Series: 36 hours.

Number of asynchronous hours of the Research Phase: 60 hours.

Total number of hours of CUPIIA: 96 hours.


The contents offered in the synchronous and the asynchronous activities refer to the proposal designed by the CUPIIA Directorate to establish correspondences between the improvement of the technique and its best execution, respecting the rediscovering of styles and dynamics that are addressed in each class. The international repertoire components of the program stand out for their complexity, depth and technical difficulty of execution, even at professional levels. The programmatic proposal adds many of the Argentine national rhythms that, throughout history, from nationalist music, to folklore, zamba or tango have contributed to the increase of the Argentine musical heritage, as well as the contemporary composers who, recovering different styles, have written for Harp. The CUPIIA Directorate will provide the participants with reading material, as well as other audiovisual materials such as videos, links, web addresses, online recordings, etc.


The CUPIIA intends to become a pioneering space within the Department of Musical and Sound Arts and also at a Latin American level, with respect to the instrumental training offer at the postgraduate level, and it is sustained on the two fundamental pillars mentioned above: the technique servicing the excellence and interpretive mastery on the one hand, and the academic-artistic research of the young professional students on the other.

The CUPIIA seeks to build an international virtual environment, to promote interpretation skills at their best, as well as to promote familiarization with research in the new generations of harpists from around the world, making their contribution from their point of view. It seeks to spread the local, autochthonous and original folkloric tradition, the trajectory and the historical prestige of the native compositions and authors, from the South to the global South and to the global North. The curricular design seeks not to overlap the moments of study (classes) with the research phase simultaneously. In this way, the format of the Research phase interspersed between both semesters was the preferred structure chosen by the CUPIIA Directorate.


The participants will receive the fundamental reading material to be able to dimension and contextualize both from the artistic point of view as well as from a musicology perspective, the sense or meaning of the pieces, as well as the historical, cultural and geographical context that frames the authors and their creative processes. The material will be sent online to each of the participants and it will also be uploaded to the Forum of the virtual platform of the Department of Musical and Sound Arts.


Participants must perform during the period between the 1st. and 2nd. module (Semesters), most of the required research activity that presupposes an hourly dedication of 30 hours clock per month. The instructions will be presented asynchronously to the participants through the DAMus online platform and synchronously during the special classes. The final work may be a traditional academic / essay article of between five (5) to seven (7) pages or an artistic-practical presentation/performance, in which case the participants must 16 still justify and explain in writing in a briefing, either in one (1) or two (2) pages.

In either case, the theme will be proposed by the participant and accepted by the CUPIIA Directorate, and it must always be -regardless of the chosen format- an original and innovative proposal that contributes to the development of the harp in a certain and concrete way. General Inquiries to: