Juan Riveros

Music Theory


Juan Riveros is one of a new generation of young harpists who bridge a variety of genres and artistic avenues, building audiences and fostering fresh appreciation for an instrument with ancient and diverse traditions. His numerous honors include Award Winner in the 2022 Lyon & Healy Awards, Outstanding Instrumentalist in Harp at the 2022 and 2023 Sphinx SOPA Competitions, Award Winner in the 2020 Anne Adams Awards Competition, Third Prize in the Young Professional Division of the 2019 American Harp Society National Competition, and Grand Prize in the Lewisville Lake International Concerto Competition. Riveros holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Harp Performance and Music Theory, where he studied with Yolanda Kondonassis. In 2023, Riveros received an International Postgraduate Certificate in Harp Performance and Research from the National University of the Arts (Argentina). Riveros is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Theory at the University of Michigan. In addition to an active performance career, Riveros maintains a private teaching studio and teaches music theory at the University of Michigan. In his instruction, Riveros is devoted to crafting constructive approaches to harp pedagogy and music theory fundamentals. His primary research interests focus on providing accessible resources on the performance practice and repertoire of the harp (especially music and traditions of Latin American origin), and music theory pedagogy at the instrument.

Contact: riveros@umich.edu


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