Walter Harp Scholarship
A fund has been established in memory of Liberal Arts Department professor Walter W. Harp who died on November 8, 2005 after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 63. Harp taught Western civilization, sociology, American history, and English composition at Berklee for 29 years. The last article he wrote, "Bluefishing with Britten," appeared in the fall 2005 issue of Berklee Today. It gives a glimpse into Harp's passion for literature, music, and life. He leaves his wife, Ilse, two sons, a daughter, and a granddaughter.
The Walter W. Harp Liberal Arts Music and Society Award will be presented to a graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in research, civic engagement, or performance relating to music and society. This award honors the memory of a beloved teacher who inspired countless students over three decades to wonder, question, seek connections between music and other disciplines, engage in social issues, combat injustice and complacency, and face the world with passion and compassion.