Dr. Caleb Harris
Associate Professor of Music
Piano, Collaborative Piano
Interim Head, Keyboard Area
Caleb Harris enjoys an active career as a pianist, chamber musician, conductor, and vocal and opera coach. He is equally at home at the keyboard and on the podium. Harris has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia at many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. In the United States he has performed and/or given masterclasses in some of the country's top music schools (such as Eastman School of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Westminster Choir College, and the University of Michigan). Harris also held the Nat King Cole Fellowship at Tanglewood for two summers and has performed with such notable musicians as William Preucil, concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, and tenor Vale Rideout.
Highlights of the 2012–2013 season include a return trip to Taiwan, where Harris will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 1 with the National Pingtung University of Education Orchestra. He will perform Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2 with the Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra in April 2013. Future projects include recording a solo CD of the Debussy Preludes Books I and II and three collaborative CDs and writing a book on collaborative piano, accompanying, and vocal coaching.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Harris presently is Associate Professor of Music, Piano/Collaborative Piano; Director of the Collaborative Program; and Interim Keyboard Area Head at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. His students have won awards in many competitions, including the MTNA state and district finals, Denver Philharmonic Competition, Greeley Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition, UNC Concerto Competition, and Rocky Mountain Concerto Competition. Harris has also adjudicated over 30 competitions for piano, voice, and chamber music across the United States.
Debussy: Le vent dans le plaine
Schumann: Adagio und Allegro with Gal Faganel, cello