Washington D.C. based trumpeter Matt Harriman maintains an active schedule as a performer and clinician throughout the United States. His vast performance history spans all genres, including musicians and ensembles like The Washington National Opera, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alicia Keys, Peter Erskine, Malcolm McNab, The Columbus Symphony Brass Quintet, as well as the faculty brass quintets for The Ohio State and Otterbein Universities. Harriman's extensive studio experience in both Los Angeles and Washington D.C. includes recording for CDs, TV shows, Radio Jingles, Movies, Video Games, numerous music publishers and composers, while also enjoying calls to play lead for broadway shows in the DMV area.
Currently a member of the United States Naval Academy Band, a Washington D.C. "premier" military band, Harriman filled the commercial trumpet role with the Concert Band, served as the lead trumpet for both the big band "The Next Wave," and rock band "The Electric Brigade," and currently performs as the Unit Leader of the Brass Quintet. The USNA Band regularly performs for the President of the United States and other high ranking state and military officials.
A fierce advocate of music education, Harriman was the Director of Instrumental Music at Maywood Academy High School, a visual and performing arts lottery school in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he also helped write the music curriculum for WASC accreditation. Additionally, he has served as a guest soloist, clinician, or performed at over 30 Colleges and High Schools across the nation.
Harriman earned a Masters Degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music, where he studied with former LA Philharmonic Trumpeter and Hollywood recording legend, Boyde Hood. His undergraduate studies were completed at The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and was awarded the "Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Award" while Studying with Roy Poper, Tim Leasure, and Russel Mikkelson. He would later return to OSU under full scholarship as the trumpet studio's Graduate Teaching Assistant while pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts.
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US Naval Academy Band
C.L. Barnhouse Solos
Solo Recital Clips
"Angels We Have Heard On High"
as played by Stan Kenton
arr. Ralph Carmichael
All instruments played by Matt Harriman
Celeste and String Bass played on MIDI
"Somewhere - Finale" as played by Stan Kenton
Arr. Johnny Richards
Alto, Tenor, Bari and Bass Saxes: Leigh Pilzer. Trumpets: Matt Harriman. Mellophoniums: Chris Walker. Tenor and Bass Trombones: Zac Hollister.
Tuba: Travis Siehndel. Piano: Chris Youstra. String Bass: Peter Revell
Drum set and Timpani: Brandon Schantz
"Magic Flea" Sammy Nestico
Piccolo: Rachael Yokers, Saxes: Colin Renick, Trumpets: Matt Harriman
Trombones: Russell Sharp, Tuba: Aden Berry, Piano/Bass: Brandon May
Guitar: Ben Coker, Drums: Brandon Schantz
"A Time for Love" arr. Hank Levy
Saxes: Dan Meadows, Trumpets: Matt Harriman, Trombones: Chris Ott
Piano: Brandon May, Bass: Max Murray, Drums: Brandon Schantz
"Love For Sale" arr.Pete Rugolo
Saxes: Ben Bokor, Trumpets/Hand Percussion: Matt Harriman
Trombones: Joe Jackson, Bass: Pete Revell
Guitar: Michael Kramer, Drums: Mike Gambone
Fanfare for an Angel
Performing the opening of James Stephenson's work.
"More & More" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
Lead Trumpet, Producer, Video Editor
"All The Things You Are" arr. Stan Kenton
Matt Harriman: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Piano, MIDI Bass/Drums
Mark Yokers: Saxes
Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Templars
1st and 3rd trumpets
Playing the lead/solo voice in this USNAB Memorial Day video.