March 23, 2007
Oklahoma Baptist University graduate Caleb Harris will perform a piano recital March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in OBU’s Yarborough Auditorium.
“I'm so excited to be coming back for the second time to perform a solo recital at my alma mater. It will be great to once again get to see so many friends, students, and faculty and to get to play in Yarborough Auditorium,” said Harris.
Harris is an assistant professor of piano and collaborative piano at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He also maintains an active teaching schedule as teaching assistant for Douglas Humpherys at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.
He previously served on the adjunct faculty in the choral department at Nazareth College of Rochester, and worked as a graduate assistant in accompanying and chamber music at the Eastman School. Harris is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Eastman School.
In 2001-02, Harris was the Nat King Cole Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Music critic Richard Dyer recognized Harris as “a gifted and earnest pianist” after a performance at Tanglewood.
Harris has performed collaborative recitals with all standard orchestral instruments and all voice types. He is constantly in demand as a competition accompanist and vocal coach.
His performances have taken him to Austria, Italy and France. He also joined the Eastman Wind Ensemble and subsequently toured Asia, recorded a compact disc, and performed in Carnegie Hall with the elite ensemble. Music critic Gerald Warfield said the concert in Carnegie was “brilliantly performed by pianist Caleb Harris.”