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Brian T.

Harris
5253 Portage Street, Lilly, PA 15938
Phone: 814-408-2222 (H), 814-691-0330 (C)
E-mail: btharrismusic23@yahoo.com
Website: briantharris.weebly.com

Education

2010 Youngstown State University


Youngstown, OH 44555
Master of Music Performance (Conducting)
GPA: 3.82

2003 Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Indiana, PA 15705
Bachelor of Science in Music Education
GPA: 3.49
Professional Experience

7/2013-Present Saint Francis University


Assistant Director of Bands/Jazz Band Director
Responsibilities include:
Marching band: writing drill, teaching drill and marching
basics, arranging music, rehearsing music, administrative
operations.
Pep band: rehearsing music, arranging music,
administrative operations.
Jazz band: rehearsing music, choosing programs, setting up
concerts, all administrative operations
Private instrumental and conducting lessons
Administrative: recruiting activities, database creation,
program promotion.

12/2012-6/2013 Westmont Hilltop School District, Westmont,


Pennsylvania; Windber Area
School District, Windber,
Pennsylvania; Richland School District,
Richland, Pennsylvania; Conemaugh Township
School District, Davidsville,
Pennsylvania
Substitute Teacher
Responsibilities included:
Teaching a variety of subjects as needed due to teacher
absence
2/2012-7/2013 Canfield Community Concert Band
Director
Responsibilities Included:
Rehearsing the ensemble at weekly rehearsals.
Performing at scheduled concerts and events.
Recruitment and piece selection.

7/2010-8/2012 Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown,


Ohio
Band Director, Chorus Director, Music Teacher
Responsibilities included:
Directing all music ensembles including the marching
band, concert band, jazz band, pep band, chorus, show
choir, and chamber ensembles.
Teaching music history, music theory, private lessons, and
music appreciation courses.
Recruitment of new ensemble members as well as creation
of feeder school ensembles/activities to increase interest in
the Cardinal Mooney Music Department.

10/2009-7/2010 Music Lessons For Us All, Poland, Ohio


Private Trombone Instructor
Responsibilities included:
Teaching private trombone lessons from beginners to
advanced players.
Substituting as needed due to teacher absence.

7/2009-11/2009 Lakeview Local School District, Cortland, Ohio


Assistant Marching Band Director
Responsibilities included:
Setting up band camp including hiring staff and assigning
student and staff rooms.
Music responsibilities included setting and writing drill,
directing warm-ups, running sectionals, conducting
portions of the field show, conducting during football
games, listening to and evaluating student memorization
tests.

9/2008-5/2010 Stambaugh Area Youth Concert Band,


Youngstown, Ohio
Brass Coach
Responsibilities included:
Running brass sectionals
Playing in the ensemble as requested by the director
Listening to auditions for seating placements

8/2008-5/2010 Youngstown State University, Youngstown,


Ohio
Graduate Conducting Associate
Responsibilities included:
Directing the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band,
University Band, Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, and
Trombone Ensemble
Working with the YSU Marching Pride including writing drill,
setting drill, rehearsing music, and teaching marching
fundamentals.
Creating posters, taking concert pictures/video, creating
concert posters, creating ensemble databases,
participation in the planning and implementation of
recruiting activities.

8/2007-7/2008 Caroline County Public Schools, Denton,


Maryland
Director of Bands, General Music-Lockerman Middle
School
Responsibilities included:
Directing the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade concert bands, marching
band, and jazz ensemble.
Teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade general music classes.

2/2007-7/2007 Greater Johnstown School of Music, Johnstown,


Pennsylvania
Private Brass Instructor
Responsibilities included:
Teaching private trombone, horn, tuba, and trumpet
lessons, preparing students for the annual school of music
recital
Creating recruiting materials.

11/2006-4/2007 Richland School District, Richland,


Pennsylvania; Conemaugh Township School
District, Davidsville, Pennsylvania; Greater
Johnstown School District, Johnstown,
Pennsylvania
Substitute Teacher
Responsibilities included:
Teaching a variety of subjects as needed due to teacher
absence.

9/2006-11/2006 Childrens Behavioral Health Inc., Johnstown,


& Pennsylvania
4/2007-7/2007 Therapeutic Staff Support
Responsibilities included:
Providing support to children with emotional and
behavioral problems in the Johnstown Area Schools and
community.

8/2005-5/2006 Bishop Carroll High School, Ebensburg,


Pennsylvania
Director of Music
Responsibilities included:
Directing the marching band, concert band, chorus, and
jazz choir.
Teaching music appreciation, music theory, keyboarding
(typing), 9th grade homeroom, proctoring study halls.

3/2004-6/2005 Southern Tioga School District, Blossburg,


Pennsylvania
Director of Bands-North Penn Jr. Sr. High School and
Blossburg Elementary School
Responsibilities included:
Directing the elementary school band, middle school band,
high school band, and 7-12 marching band.
Teaching private/group lessons grades 4-8, writing and
teaching drill.
In-school suspension monitor, cafeteria monitor, and
student advisor.

Related Experience

4/2014 PMEA District 6 Band Fest, Berlin, PA


Guest Conductor
Responsibilities included:
Choosing concert program.
Rehearsing and performing with the performing ensemble.

1/2012-6/2012 Youngstown Area Community Concert Band,


Youngstown, OH
Guest Conductor
Responsibilities included:
Rehearsing the ensemble at weekly rehearsals.
Performing at scheduled concerts and events.

11/2009-5/2010 Lakeview Local School District, Cortland, Ohio


Guest Concert Band Conductor
Responsibilities included:
Rehearsing the concert band once per week.
Listening to and evaluating auditions.
Performing at least one piece at each concert.

3/2009-4/2009 Weathersfield Local School District, Mineral


Ridge,
Ohio
Pit Conductor for The Wizard of Oz
Responsibilities included:
Running pit rehearsals.
Conducting during dress rehearsals and performances.

3/2005-5/2005 Southern Tioga School District, Blossburg,


Pennsylvania
Host Director for the Tioga County All Star Band Day
Responsibilities included:
Organizing all aspects of the festival day including
rehearsal times, break times, director refreshments, and
program creation.
Directing a portion on the ensemble in conjunction with
other Tioga County Band Directors.

Festival/Symposia Participation

2016 Shenandoah Conservatory Conducting Symposium,


Winchester, Virginia
Participated as a conducting associate that included
conducting clinics with Dr. Gary Hill and Dr. Tim Robblee as
well as conducting Graingers Lincolnshire Posy movement
5, Sousas Fairest of the Fair, and Arnolds Prelude,
Siciliano, and Rondo movement 2.

2015 Shenandoah Conservatory Conducting Symposium,


Winchester, Virginia
Participated as a conducting associate that included
conducting clinics with Dr. Kevin Sedatole and Dr. Tim
Robblee as well as conducing Graingers Lincolnshire Posy
movement 2, Newmans As the scent of spring rain, and
Bernsteins Overture to Candide.
2010 Mansfield University Conducting Symposium, Mansfield,
Pennsylvania
Participated as a conducting associate that included
conducting clinics with Dr. Stephen Peterson as well as
conducting Sam Hazos Ride with the Mansfield Wind
Ensemble.
2009 Ohio Music Educators Association, Columbus, Ohio
Participated with the Youngstown State University Wind
Ensemble and Youngstown Youth Symphony Orchestra.
2005 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Hershey,
Pennsylvania
Participated as a chaperone with the Pennsylvania State
Jazz Ensemble
2005 Mansfield University Conducting Symposium, Mansfield,
Pennsylvania
Participated as a conducting associate that included
conducting clinics with Robert Garofalo as well as
conducting the Mansfield Wind Ensemble.

Instrumental/Vocal Performance Experience


Indiana University of Pennsylvania Trombone Choir (Varied; 1998-2003,
2005-2006,
2014-Present)
Masters Jazz Ensemble (Lead Trombone; 2016-Present)
Keystone Wind Ensemble (1st Trombone; 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012,
2015)
Youngstown State University Symphony Orchestra (2nd Trombone;
2008)
Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble (Varied; 20082010)
Youngstown State University Concert Band (Varied; 20082010)
Youngstown State University Band (Horn and Bassoon; 2008-2010)
Youngstown State University Jazz Band I (3rd Trombone; 2009)
Youngstown State University Jazz Band II (1st Trombone; 2008-2009)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble (2nd Trombone; 2002-
2003)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Symphony Band (Varied; 1998-2002)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Jazz Band (2nd Trombone; 1998-2002)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Jazz Ensemble (2nd Trombone; 2002-
2003)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Brass Ensemble (1st Trombone; 2002-
2003)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Marching Band (Varied; 1998-2001)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Concert Band (Euphonium; 1999)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Lab Band (Percussion and Trumpet;
2002-2003)
Wellsboro Community Band (1st Trombone; 2004-2005)
Wellsboro Community Orchestra (1st Trombone; 2004-2005)
X-Ray Big Band, Mansfield, Pennsylvania (1st Trombone; 2004-2005)
Joe McConnell Big/Dixieland Band, Mansfield, Pennsylvania ( 1st trombone;
2004-2005)
Nittany Valley Symphony Orchestra (Substitute 2nd Trombone; 2004)
Butler Symphony Orchestra (Substitute 2nd Trombone; 2005)
Butler County Big Band (Substitute Bass Trombone; 2005)
Youngstown Community Concert Band (1st Trombone; 2010-2011)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania University Chorus (Tenor I; 2000)
Johnstown Symphony Chorus (Tenor I; 2013)
Resurrection Parish, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Cantor; 2012-Present)
St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, Youngstown, Ohio (Cantor; 2012)
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Struthers, Ohio (Cantor; 2011-2012)
St. Nicolas Catholic Church, Struthers, Ohio (Cantor; 2008-2012)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, McDonald, Ohio (Cantor; 2008-2010)
St. Pius Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania (Cantor; 2008)
St. Benedict/St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Ridgley, Maryland (Cantor; 2007-
2008)
St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Centerville, Maryland (Cantor; 2007 -
2008
St. Benedict Catholic Church, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Cantor; 2006-2007)
St. Clair Catholic Church, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Cantor; 2006-2007)
St. Francis Catholic Church, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Cantor; 2006-2007)
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Derry, Pennsylvania (Cantor; 2005-2006)
Holy Family Catholic Church, Mansfield, Pennsylvania (Cantor; 2004-2005)

Professional Affiliations

Member Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, College Band


Directors National Association, International
Trombone Association
Previous Member National Association for Music Education

Software Proficiency

Finale Microsoft Office


Pyware 3D Internet
Band In A Box Website Development
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Writing Experience

2016 Saint Francis University Pre-game and


Halftime
2015 Saint Francis University Pre-game and
Halftime
2014 Saint Francis University Pre-game and
Halftime
2013 Saint Francis University Pre-game and
Halftime
2012 Cardinal Mooney High School Pre-game and
Halftime
2011 Cardinal Mooney High School Pre-game and
Halftime
2010 Cardinal Mooney High School Pre-game and
Halftime
2009 Youngstown State University Armed Forces
Salute
2009 Lakeview Local High School Magical
Mystery Tour
2005 Bishop Carroll High School Pre-game
and Halftime
2004 North Penn Jr. Sr. High School Pre-game and
Halftime

Arrangements/Compositions

2016: Game Fanfare (Marching Band) Brian T. Harris


2016: Flash Fanfare (Marching Band) Brian T. Harris
2015: Fanfare 4 Bones (Trombone Quartet) Brian T. Harris
2013: Prayer of Saint Francis (Marching Band) arr. Brian T.
Harris
2012: Yankee Doodle (Marching Band) Brian T. Harris
2012: 1812 Overture (Marching Band) Tchaikovsky arr. Brian
T. Harris
2012: Star Spangled Banner (Marching Band) Smith arr.
Brian T. Harris
2011: O Holy Night (Concert Band) Adolphe Charles Adam
arr. Brian T. Harris
2011: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Concert Band)
Jule Styne
arr. Brian T. Harris
2011: Carol of the Bells (Concert Band) M. Lenontovich arr.
Brian T. Harris
2010: In Remembrance (Marching Band) Brian T. Harris
2010: Within Darkness (Trombone Ensemble) Brian T. Harris
2008: Living Stones (Organ, Choir, Brass Ensemble) Lyrics: Fr.
Paul G. Mast,
Music: Brian T. Harris and Melanie E. Harris
2008: O How Lovely Is This Dwelling Place (Organ, Choir,
Flute) Lyrics: Fr. Paul
G. Mast, Music: Brian T. Harris and Melanie E. Harris
2004: Go, Go Mighty Panthers (Marching Band) Brian T.
Harris
2003: Amazing Grace (Trombone Ensemble) John Newton arr.
Brian T. Harris
2002: Bone Experience Fanfare (Trombone Quartet) Brian T.
Harris
2002: Opera Fanfare (Brass Quartet) Brian T. Harris
2001: Piece for Strings (Orchestra) Brian T. Harris
References

Mr. Dan Atwood Mr. Jim Brazill


Director of Bands Sr. Associate Athletic
Director
Saint Francis University Saint Francis University
(814) 471-1182 (814) 472-2774
datwood@francis.edu jbrazill@francis.edu

Mr. Bob Krimmel Dr. Stephen L. Gage


Director of Athletics Director of Bands
Saint Francis University Youngstown State University
(814) 472-3280 (330) 301-0987
bkrimmel@francis.edu slgage@ysu.edu

Mr. Donald Linn Dr. Michael Crist


Assistant Director of Bands Director, Dana School
of Music
Kansas State University Youngstown State University
(703) 402-0423 (330) 941-3636
dplinn@ksu.edu mcrist@ysu.edu

Ms. Kim Hogan Mr. Nathan Sensabaugh


President Director of Bands
Canfield Community Concert Band Lakeview Local High
School
(330) 675-9485 (330) 637-4921
kvaughn423@aol.com
nathan.sensabaugh@neomin.org

Mr. Richard Stevens Sr. Jane Marie Kudlacz


Principal Director
Lakeview Local High School Villa Maria
(330) 637-4921 (724) 964-8861 ext. 3267
richard.stevens@neomin.org
jmkudlacz@humilityofmary.org

Dr. Christian Dickinson Dr.
Jack Stamp
Professor of Trombone Retired Director
of Bands
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana
University of Pennsylvania
(724) 357-6998 (724) 357-2390
cmdkson@iup.edu
jestamp@iup.edu