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Tracy Harris

Tracy Harris's Biography

Tracy Harris is a highly sought after soloist, chamber musician, and clinician performing on piccolo, C flute, alto flute, and bass flute.

Performing internationally on piccolo to low flutes, Yamaha Performing Artist Tracy Harris gives numerous solo performances, chamber recitals, clinics, flute boots, and master classes. She has soloed with many symphony orchestras from the Santa Barbara Symphony to the Pacific Coast Symphony and has held many first chair positions including the Santa Maria Symphony and the West Coast Symphony. She is currently Alto Flutist and Soloist in a residence with the Tulare Symphony. Ms. Harris is the Artistic Director and Founder of the popular "Tracy Harris Flute Boot Camps" which help over a thousand underprivileged flutists each year (www.FluteBoot.com), as well as The Wyndfall Chamber Music Series that performs to sold-out audiences each season. www.WyndfallChamberSeries.com

Ms. Harris records on the Elite Source Label and her latest CD "Iroquois Suite", released in August 2012, features works by Herman Beeftink, major motion picture composer for such films as X-Men and Lions for Lambs. Ms. Harris' latest publication "A Flutist's Guide to Mastering Musicality" will be in publication in 2013.

Ms. Harris studied at The New England Conservatory of Music with Claude Monteux and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was a student of Yamaha Artist Julius Baker, Jim Walker, and Jill Felber.

Ms. Harris has received Performance Grants from organizations such as The Pillsbury Foundation, The National Arts and Letters Society, The Scandinavian Foundation, and The Santa Barbara Foundation.

Ms. Harris has performed on NPR and at NFA conventions and is looking forward to teaching and performing with piccolo great Matjaz Debaljak at the International Piccolo Symposium in Slovenia in 2013, as well as in Italy and Switzerland.

Ms. Harris is also the founder of The Tracy Harris Flute Master Class series and has worked with notables such as Jim Walker, Tadeu Coelho, Mary Karen Clardy, and Piccolo legend Nicola Mazzanti. Tracy recently premiered three works with Nicola Mazzanti by Todd Harris which will be showcased at James Galway's International Master Class in Switzerland. Performances may be seen on YouTube.

As the Artistic Director for the Wyndfall Conservatory, Ms. Harris teaches flute and piccolo and is also in the award winning Wyndfall Trio with Concert Pianist Svetlana Rudikova Harris and Concert Harpist Wendy LeBlanc.