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Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison is a vocal music specialist who lives in Hamden, Connecticut. Award-winning educator, arranger, composer, pianist, organist, singer, conductor, wanderer, and all things in between, Matt has enjoyed a career of making connections, trailblazing new paths for choral music, and performing in a rich tapestry of landscapes.

After earning his Masters in voice performance from The New England Conservatory (Boston, MA), Matt returned to Virginia (where he earned his B.M. in music education with a focus in piano from James Madison University) to start his teaching career in a large urban high school in Manassas. There, he was awarded the best first year teacher for Manassas City Public Schools after extensive groundwork had been laid for a large rebuilding effort. In three short years, the size of the program doubled. Matt was recognized within VMEA as a future leader, and was asked to sit on the Leadership Symposium. 

In June of 2018, Matt was granted a residency at Glacier National Park composing choral music (the first of its kind in NPS history!). While in Montana, Matt made connections with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. He spent one month at a historic cabin on Lake McDonald writing choral music inspired by his adventures in and around Glacier National Park. Matt’s Glacier Suite (for accompanied SSA) is published by Pavane.

Matt is a member of Actors Equity Association, and he currently serves the American Choral Directors Association as President-Elect of the Connecticut chapter.  

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Glacier Suite
 

 Glacier Suite 
Composer: Matthew Harrison  Author/Lyricist: Matthew Harrison 

Voicing: SSA  Released: January 2019  Difficulty: Easy to Medium
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   The National Parks in the USA are among our most precious assets. Matthew Harrison has created a set of stunning, aesthetic pieces for treble voices based on descriptive words from 4th grade children. This offers a uniquely artistic view of our National Parks. The music is spacious and paints the landscapes in breathtaking tones. Simple and yet profound, the music also comes with a multimedia video that elevates the entire experience. Although perfect for young voices, it works equally well with adult voices.
 

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  P3017 - SSA  [buy now]
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 Glacier Suite 
Composer: Matthew Harrison  Author/Lyricist: Matthew Harrison 

Voicing: MultiMedia  Released: January 2019 
  

  P3017M - MultiMedia  [buy now]
$50.00

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