I am an endorsed Yamaha Flute Artist and Clinician performing on piccolo, C Flute, Alto Flute and Bass Flute with over 30 years experience in the industry performing everything from concertos to high end celebrity weddings.
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What to Expect
I have performed internationally and can be heard on the Elite Source Label, and many places on the web for free if you want a quick sample I'm not hard to find. Since I trained with the best performers at the best schools my performance capabilities are world-class. I can perform everything from classical to jazz. I am comfortable playing Bizet to Bolling and back and am happy to send you one of my many award winning CD's. I am a best selling author and am a highly respected clinician in my field and as an endorsed artist for Yamaha you can expect a top notch concert experience. I have played for many celebrity functions and am equally comfortable performing weddings or solo recitals. I can tailor my performances to your specific functions needs and give you a lovely musical experience. I can perform solo on a range of flutes or duo with either my piano or harp partners.
Yamaha Performing Artist Tracy Harris is a highly sought after soloist, chamber musician, and clinician. Performing nationally and internationally, Ms. Harris gives numerous solo performances, chamber recitals, clinics, flute boots, and master classes. She has soloed with symphony orchestras from the Santa Barbara 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. She is currently Alto Flutist and Soloist in 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 flutists each year as well as The Wyndfall Chamber Music Series that performs to sold-out audiences each season.
Yamaha Performing Artist Tracy Harris is a highly sought after soloist, chamber musician, and clinician. Performing nationally and internationally, Ms. Harris gives numerous solo performances, chamber recitals, clinics, flute boots, and master classes. She has soloed with symphony orchestras from the Santa Barbara 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. She is currently Alto Flutist and Soloist in 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 flutists each year, as well as The Wyndfall Chamber Music Series that performs to sold-out audiences each season.
Ms. Harris records on the Elite Source Label, and her CD "Iroquois Suite", released in 2012, features works by Herman Beeftink, major motion picture composer for such films as The Simpsons Movie and Lions for Lambs. Her latest CD "Eklectick" recorded with her duo partner Svetlana Rudikova-Harris has won critical acclaim and features classics, new arrangements and compositions written by herself and Dr. Todd Harris.
Ms. Harris studied on scholarship at The New England Conservatory of Music with Claude Monteux and on scholarship at the University of California, Santa Barbara with Jill Felber and was a student of Julius Baker, Jim Walker, and Ann Giles. 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, The Infinite Mind, and at NFA conventions and had 3 proposals selected for the NFA convention in Chicago 2014 where she conducted a showcase with her flute orchestra "Wyndfall", and performed solo works from one of her latest albums. She also presented her newly published, and already best-selling, book "The Flute Boot Manual", and will have enlarged Flute Fingering Charts by her own design published by Wingert-Jones in 12/14.
Ms. Harris performed, presented and conducted at the Mid-South Flute Festival in 2014, and was a featured guest artist at Jill Felber's Flute Summit at UCSB in Santa Barbara 2014. Additionally this year, Tracy will be performing events at The Boston Flute Academy, Boston College, Cole Conservatory, LA Flute Guild, Guest Artist at Cal State Bakersfield's Flute Day, San Francisco International Flute Festival 2014, The Coastal Flute Society, The Central Valley Flute Society, to name but a few, and will be giving numerous flute boot camps and clinics across the country.
Ms. Harris is the founder of The Tracy Harris Flute Master Class series and has worked with notables such as Jim Walker, Tadeu Coelho, Mary Karen Clardy, Jill Felber, Piccolo legend Nicola Mazzanti and just completed giving several Masterclasses with Brad Garner. Tracy premiered three works with Nicola Mazzanti by Todd Harris, one of which was 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, piccolo and low flutes and is also in the award winning Wyndfall Trio with Concert Pianist Svetlana Rudikova-Harris and Concert Harpist Wendy LeBlanc.
Tracy plays in a Yamaha C Flute Custom 14K Rose Gold 977 AHSTCT
Yamaha Piccolo - YPC-81 with a Wave Head
Yamaha Bass Flute - YFL B441ll
Additional Booking Notes
Our requirements are few. We simply cannot be placed in direct sunlight or rain. Performance area needs to be flat and dry and out of any extreme wind or cold/heat and there needs to be adequate lighting and enough space for us and our instruments.
We can tailor the music to suit your event. We have thousands of classical, light classical and jazz pieces for you to choose from.
Influences & Inspiration
I have been heavily influenced by the incredible entertainer James Galway who is comfortable playing classical and popular music! He is a true entertainer and is not afraid to relate to his audience and be truly personable and engaging. He believes in putting his audience and their musical wants and desires first. He is a wonderful musician and performer. I also love Rampal and Lilly Laskine the amazing flute and harp duo. My sister and I have been a flute and harp duo for years and we love performing together with the same passion and enthusiasm as Rampal and Laskine.
Two chairs/piano if Wyndfall Duo with piano has been hired
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