Maurice Draughn


Maurice Draughn is an experienced harpist and a versatile performer. He has appeared
as soloist with several orchestras and in performance with celebrated performers and
artists across various genres. Maurice is also an arranger and composer of music that is
performed nationally and internationally by professional and educational ensembles. He
is currently a freelance harpist performing in orchestras throughout Southeastern
Michigan and Western Ontario including the Detroit Symphony and Detroit Opera
Orchestras. Maurice performs regularly in solo and chamber recitals and as a studio
harpist on several recording projects. He is a founding member of the Modern Harp
Quartet and enjoys a career as an educator serving as the Director of Choral Activities at
Cass Technical High School.
Maurice began his harp studies at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI with Patricia
Terry-Ross. He continued his studies with Mrs. Ross, earning a Bachelor of Music with
a concentration in Harp Performance and Teacher Certification in Vocal Music Education
from Wayne State University. Maurice completed two summers of study with Lucile
Lawrence at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He also earned a Master of
Church Music with a concentration in Harp and Organ Performance from Southern
Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he studied harp with Elaine Cook and Laura
Byrne at the University of Louisville.

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