The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: Team Teaching | How Selfless Team Teaching Leads to Better Student Outcomes. With Andrew Stetson & Kevin Whalen
Richard Harris joined the Houston Symphony as second trumpet in 2018. Previously, he was a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra where he performed for 8 years. In March of 2018, Harris gained the distinction of being the only musician in an American orchestra to have won auditions for each position in one orchestral trumpet section. He achieved this notable accomplishment during his tenure at the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra where he won nationally held blind auditions for the positions of Second Trumpet (2009), Associate Principal / 3rd Trumpet (2014), and Principal Trumpet (2018). As a soloist, Harris has performed J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2, Copland’s Quiet City, and Concerti by Vivalidi, Hummel, Haydn, and Neruda. A Conn-Selmer Performing Artist, he has performed in orchestras all over the world including the Seoul Philharmonic in South Korea and the Jalisco Philharmonic in Guadalajara, Mexico. Recently he served as guest 2nd trumpet with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, as well as many others.
An avid educator, Harris has given masterclasses at universities and high schools across the country. He served on the faculties of Winthrop University, UNC Charlotte, and Texas Tech University where he is currently adjunct professor of trumpet. Harris’ students have enjoyed successful auditions for orchestras, wind ensembles, and prestigious programs of study. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University, and Southern Methodist University.