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Harrison Miller

Harrison Miller joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as acting principal bassoon in September 2017, having been appointed to the position by Music Director Marin Alsop. Additional orchestral experience includes guest work with the American Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Louisville Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theatre, and the Symphony in C (Haddonfield, New Jersey). Harrison received his Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in May 2017, where he studied with Judith LeClair. In addition to receiving a Kovner Fellowship, Harrison was the winner of Juilliard’s 2017 Peter Mennin Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut, Harrison began his formal musical education studying with Joyce Kelley before going on to attend the Juilliard Pre-College as a student of Marc Goldberg in 2010. The first bassoonist in Juilliard’s history to win concerto competitions in two divisions, Harrison performed as soloist with both the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and the Juilliard Orchestra. A devoted chamber musician, Harrison studied with the New York Woodwind Quintet as a member of their Juilliard seminar and has since gone on to perform in New York's annual ChamberFest, masterclasses at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and in a woodwind quintet with members of the New York Philharmonic for their Very Young People’s Concerts. Summer festivals include participation at the Aspen Music Festival and School as a New Horizons Fellow, the Tanglewood Music Center, the Music Academy of the West, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. During his undergraduate degree, Harrison was a teaching assistant for Marc Goldberg at the Juilliard Pre-College. He lead reed-making classes, assisted in lessons, mentored students in orchestra, and coached chamber music. He now maintains his own private studio, and frequently leads sectionals for both the Baltimore Youth Symphony Orchestra and Howard County Youth Orchestras. Harrison was most recently bassoon faculty at the Interlochen Center for the Arts’ 2019 Summer Camp and will be presenting masterclasses at the University of Toronto, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro this year.