Henry Harris

Henry Harris is a distinguished musician and aspiring composer. He graduated from Varina High School in Henrico, VA and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance with a concentration in Trombone at Elizabeth City State University in ElizabethCity, NC. With a passion for performance and composition, He strives to develop his skills in both areas. Even before reaching his current academic pursuits, he achieved remarkable feats. In his senior year of high school, he was granted the opportunity to perform with the Petersburg Symphony, an experience that shaped his musical journey. To this day, he continues to be an active member of the symphony. Mr. Harris dedication to music led him to join various ensembles and groups. He became an integral part of the Richmond Nativity Pageant Brass Choir, the Richmond City Jazz Band, and a trombone choir called BoneFire. During the summer, you may find him performing with the Accord Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., gracing renowned venues like the Kennedy Center. Notably, he also excels as a composer. In the spring of 2023, his first concert band piece, "A Night Of Wonder," was commissioned by the Elizabeth City State University Concert Band, showcasing his creative talent. His performances have garnered attention and recognition. He has had the honor of performing at esteemed venues such as University of Richmond, on television stations such as ESPN, and for the 72nd Governor of Virginia. Furthermore, he has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Charlton Singleton. Among his significant accomplishments, Mr. Harris was bestowed with the Music Program Achievement Award by the Elizabeth City State University Department of Music and Visual Arts. Additionally, he proudly performed with the IMA (Intercollegiate Music Association) Jazz Band Ensemble in both 2020 and 2023, cementing his position as a skilled and respected musician.