Doug Harris is currently the Director of Bands at Southern Utah University. After a long and distinguished high school career in Florida, Dr. Harris will be teaching Wind Symphony, Brass Choir, Brass Studio, Brass Techniques as well as applied trumpet and horn.
Dr. Harris received his Bachelor of Music Education, with honors, from the University of Florida. Following a nine year stint teaching in south Florida, he attended the University of Northern Colorado, where he received both his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Wind Conducting, with a secondary emphasis in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy.
Dr. Harris' high school bands were viewed as some of the top groups in Florida. The Wind Ensemble regularly received top ratings at both the District and State levels. This group was also invited to perform at the University of Florida Invitational Concert Band Festival, as well as the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, one of only sixteen bands chosen from North America. His top jazz band performed throughout the state and received praise from guest performers including Christian Tamburr, Bill Prince, JB Scott, Chris Oberholtzer, Bobby Shew and Ira Sullivan.
As a performer, Dr. Harris has played principal trumpet with the University of Florida Wind Symphony, University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble, the Treasure Coast Symphony, as a soloist with the Orion Winds and the UNC Graduate Brass Quintet. His principal teachers were Gary Langford and William Pfund. He has performed under the baton of Vaclav Nehlybel, Vincent Persichetti, Sir Vivian Dunn, Karel Husa and Lowell Graham. His conducting teachers include Richard W. Bowles, Raymond Chobaz, Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. Kenneth Singleton.
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