Tracy Harris

Tracy Harris has been an international Yamaha Performing Flute/Piccolo Artist and dedicated clinician for the past 15+ years. She is a highly sought after soloist, chamber musician, flute clinician, author and adjudicator for national/international competitions. Tracy teaches students from all over the world and they have won national and international competitions as well as first chairs across the country. Ms. Harris herself has won numerous competitions such as First Prize in the San Francisco International Flute Competition. Tracy is the flute professor at the College of the Sequoias and is the Director of the award winning Wyndfall Flute Choir. Performing internationally, Ms. Harris gives numerous solo performances, chamber recitals, clinics, flute boots, and master classes and has soloed with symphony orchestras from the Santa Barbara Symphony, Sequoia Symphony to the Pacific Coast Symphony and has held many first chair positions including the Santa Maria Symphony, the Pacific Coast Symphony, and the West Coast Symphony and has recorded for Disney studios and PBS television. She is currently Alto Flutist and soloist in residence with the Sequoia Symphony. Ms. Harris is the Artistic Director/Founder of the highly acclaimed “Tracy Harris Flute Boot Camps” which help over 1000 flutists each year. Ms. Harris is the author of three best- selling woodwind pedagogy books: “The Flute Boot Camp Manual – A Universal Guide to Flute and Piccolo” (Recipient of the Editor’s Choice award and a Paul Revere Award), “Picc Perfect” A Director/Student Guide to Piccolo and “The Lyric Flutist” , as well as her own customized fingering and trill charts for band students – all published by Wingert-Jones/JW Pepper. Ms Harris’ proposals have won Clinic/Performance appearances at national band/orchestral conventions nationwide such as NAFME, TMEA, NYSSMA, NFA, MBA as well as SCSBOA, CASMEC and The Midwest Clinic. Ms. Harris has received Performance Grants form organizations such as; The Pillsbury Foundation, The National Arts and Letters Society, The Santa Barbara Music Club, and The Santa Barbara Foundation. Ms. Harris records on the Elite Source and Wyndfall Labels and her latest CD’s “Eklectick” and “The Lyric Flutist’ recorded with her duo partner Svetlana Rudikova-Harris have won critical acclaim and feature new arrangements written by herself and Dr. Todd Harris. Ms. Harris studied on scholarship at The New England Conservatory of Music, UCSB and The Music Academy of the West. Her teachers included; Julius Baker, Claude Monteux, Jim Walker and Jill Felber. Tracy is endorsed by Yamaha B&O, Earasers, Chop Savers, Rhino Resonators, Blue Bear Flutes and is a Lefreque Artist. To read more about Ms. Harris and hear her live please visit her website at www.TracyHarrisFlute.com. To ask for a flute/piccolo boot or clinic at your institution, or to inquire about studying in her live studio or SKYPE studio, please write Tracy at TracyHarrisFlute@Gmail.com

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