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Truman Harris

Truman holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Texas, & Master of Music degree from The Catholic University Of America.  He retired from the position of Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC in September, 2017, as well as bassoonist with Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. For many years he was bassoonist with the Capitol Woodwind Quintet.  Prior to that, he performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and Opera.  Truman has completed part of a Master of Science degree in computer science from Marymount University.

Synthesized versions of many of Truman's compositions are now available on his YouTube Channel.  Many of those pieces are published by Trevco Music Publishing.

Truman's first attempts at composition were in his teens, and he has continued an interest in the study of music theory and composition.

In 1996, the 25th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was celebrated by the commissioning of twenty-five fanfares from twenty-five different composers to be performed by the National Symphony Orchestra during that season.  One of those works was Trumanís Prelude for 12 violas, which was performed by the NSO conducted by Leonard Slatkin and noted on his website list of premiers.
 
Harris was composer-in-residence at Eclipse Chamber Orchestra for 10 years, beginning in 2004, and several of his works were premiered by the ECO during that time. 

Truman's new Naxos CD (No. 8.559858) with six works recorded by National Symphony Orchestra members and others is available at Amazon, among other places.  The CD can be heard on Spotify and Primephonic.  Reviews of the CD can be accessed here.

  A complete list of Truman's available compositions can be found here.


 Email: trumanh at pobox dot com

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