Washington D.C. based trumpeter Matt Harriman maintains an active schedule as a performer and clinician throughout the United States. His extensive performance history spans all genres, including musicians and ensembles like The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Peter Erskine, Malcolm McNab, and Alicia Keys, just to name a few. He has worked frequently in the studios in both Los Angeles and Washington D.C. recording music for CDs, TV Shows, Movies, Video Games, and numerous music publishers and composers.
Currently a member of the United States Naval Academy Band, a premier Washington D.C.-area military band, Matt performs with the Concert Band, Brass Quintet, serves as Lead Trumpet in the big band "The Next Wave," Lead Trumpet with the rock band "The Electric Brigade," while also regularly performing for the President of the United States and other high ranking government and military officials.
As an Educator, he 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.
Matt earned a Masters Degree in trumpet performance from the University of Southern California, 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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