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  • Richard Harper

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    Richard Harper

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    Richard Harper has diverse credits in the performing arts including trombone big band recordings (James Jabbo Ware, Fred Ho), baritone horn recordings with reggae artist Bill Laswell, jazz piano records (Makanda Ken McIntrye and Fred Ho), and vocal recordings with Anthony Braxton and Miles Griffith. Regular work has included musical direction for dance (Charles Moore Dance Theater), musical theater (in LORT theaters), poets, (Sekou Sundiata), and church choirs as well as having written or co-written musicals that have been staged at the Gatehouse and Apollo Theaters. During Harper’s academic career he has received excellence in teaching awards from three different universities.


    Degrees Held

    Ph.D. Ethnomusicology and Composition
    Union Institute and University

    M.M. Music Education
    Manhattan School of Music

    B.A. African and Asian History
    Wesleyan University


    Current Courses

    Lessons 2000/3000: 12

    Lessons 2000/3000: 4

    Lessons 2000/3000: 8

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