Mallory McHenry

McHenry poses with her harp

Lecturer in Harp

Dr. Mallory McHenry is the current Lecturer in Harp at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, Mallory served on the Texas Christian University School of Music faculty as the Harp Instructor and Professor in the department of Theory and Composition. Mallory is a certified Suzuki harp teacher and a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She is a member of the American Harp Society and previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Chapter of the AHS, and now serves the Austin Chapter.  Offering masterclasses in harp performance and composition, Mallory has appeared as a lecturer and guest artist at Andrews University, The University of Northwestern St. Paul, The University of Minnesota, The University of Texas, Oakwood University, The University of Toronto, The Glenn Gould School, Texas Christian University and several academies across the United States.

As an avid performer, Mallory has made appearances with the Austin Civic Orchestra, the Laredo Philharmonic, the Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Winds. Most recently, Mallory appeared as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Mallory also recently presented recital programs and lectures with the American Harp Society Southern Region as well as the American Harp Society in Dallas in collaboration with the Mu Phi Epsilon Dallas Public Library concert series. Mallory was named a Young Artist in Residence with American Public Media and YourClassical’s program, Performance Today. She was the first harpist to air on the show. The program was recorded at Minnesota Public Radio and aired on local National Public Radio stations. Mallory returned to MPR as a founding member of the chamber group, e(L)ement for the academic school years 2020-2023 as a concert artist with their Class Notes series.




Applied Harp

Harp Repertoire

Performance Today
American Public Media

Contact Information

Campus location
MRH 6.210


Teaching Areas


Research Areas

20th century music of African-American composers

20th-21st century music of Black women composers


Doctor of Musical Arts
The University of Texas at Austin

Master of Music
The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts
Oakwood University