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Tom Harrison

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Mr. Tom Harrison

Jazz Piano; Director of Jazz Combo

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301/687-4109

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301/687-4784

teharrison@frostburg.edu

 

Mr. Harrison has extensive performance experience in jazz and popular music as a multi-instrumentalist.  With piano as the major focus, Tom has performed with Ray Brown, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, the Maryland Symphony, Rosana Eckert, John Fedchock, Eddie Gomez, Scott Wendholt, Curtis Johnson, Chris Vadala, Howard Burns, James Moore, Paul Scea, Gary Grainger, Paul Bollenback, and more.  

As adjunct teacher at Frostburg State University from 1986-1990, Harrison was the director of the Jazz Ensemble as well as piano classes, and now currently teaches jazz piano and jazz combo.  He also is an instructor of instrumental music in the Allegany County public school system.

Tom has presented jazz clinics/concerts through the Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University, Allegany Community College, and the Cumberland Jazz Society.  He is a co-founder and president of the Cumberland Jazz Society.

Mr. Harrison received his Music Education degree from Frostburg State University, studied classical and jazz piano at West Virginia University with James Miltenberger, music theory with former professor Asher Zlotnik of the Peabody Conservatory, and has done additional studies in music education and music technology at Duquesne University and Villanova University.