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Annapolis, MD 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. area "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 was 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 40 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.



Click the following links to view expanded details on Matt's extensive performance history! 


Ensembles  Shows/Discography  Clinics  Equipment


US Naval Academy Band

Big Band Lead


USNA Band - Various
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Rock Band

- The Electric Brigade
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Monteregian Hills - Calvert
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Lead - Various
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Isaac Simpson - All Trumpets
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Lady MacBeth - Los Angeles Philharmonic
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C.L. Barnhouse Solos

Omega Studios - Washington Winds
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College recital clips

Misc. Solo Performances - Matt Harriman
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"Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare" Richard  Strauss

All instruments played by Matt Harriman

Timpani played on MIDI


"Decoupage" Hank Levy

Selections from Decoupage as performed by Stan Kenton


"Go" Anthony Diorenzo

USNA Band BQ "Gold" performing at DSU.

 1st Tpt Matt Harriman, 2nd Tpt Marcus Flores

 Horn Chris Phelps, Trombone Stephen Farrell

Tuba Aden Beery

"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


"Angels We Have Heard On High" Arr. Ralph Carmichael

All instruments played by Matt Harriman

Celeste and String Bass played on MIDI


"March of the Toys" Victor Hubert, arr. Michael Allen

USNA Band Brass Ensemble, principal trumpet


"Somewhere - Finale" 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


"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.

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