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Cass Tech Celebrates 90 Years of Teaching Students to Play the Harp

Detroit’s Cass Technical High School is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its “Harp and Vocal Ensemble”.  That’s right.  Cass Tech has been teaching interested students how to play the harp since the mid-1920’s.

Lydia Cleaver is the current director of the school’s harp and vocal program.  She spoke with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn.

Cleaver says music has a rich history at Cass Tech.

The school is holding a special benefit concert at Friday evening with performances by students and alumni. 

Information on tickets is available:


Image credit: Jerome Vaughn

About the Author

Jerome Vaughn

News Director & WDET Host, All Things Considered

Jerome Vaughn joined WDET in 1992 to help chronicle Detroit’s comeback and let people around the world know the truth about his hometown.   Follow @jvdet

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