Harris, Clayton

Director of Bands, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
Haydn Concerto with the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
Longview Symphony Orchestra, extra trumpet
Mass Brass and Percussion
lead trumpet appearance with Wayne Newton
Musicals of Denton (Cabaret, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll and Hyde)
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, principal trumpet
lead trumpet, Bill Causey big band, Shreveport, LA
private lessons teacher, Dallas-Ft. Worth Metro area
studies toward Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance, University of North Texas
semi-finalist, 2004 National Trumpet Competition
Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas
Principal Trumpet, University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra
Trumpet, University of North Texas 5:00 Lab Band
First trumpet, Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Extra trumpeter, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
Professor of Trumpet, Ouachita Baptist University, 2001-2002
Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2001
Offered graduate assistantships at the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Illinois, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999
Senior Recital, 1998
Soloist, Hummel Concerto with the Little Rock Wind Symphony, 1998
Mae Whipple Scholarship for Outstanding Performer, 1998, co-recipient
Junior Recital, 1997
Solo soprano bugle, Madison Scouts, 1997
Soloist, Hummel Concerto with the Faculty Wind Ensemble, Junior II Band Camp, 1997
Soloist with the North Little Rock High School Jazz Ensemble, 1997
performances with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
featured soloist with Henderon State NuFusion, 1996-1997
featured soloist with Henderson State Marching Band, 1996
Hot Springs Music Scholarship, 1995
$1,500 Hot Springs Symphony Guild Scholarship, 1994
Arkansas All-State Band, 1993
Arkansas Youth Symphony, 1993
student of Dr. Jim Buckner

Clay Harris and Dr. Jim Buckner after performance with Arkansas Symphony strings

Clay Harris and Dr. Buckner after a performance with Mass Brass at the Arkansas All State,
February, 2007Mass Brass Trumpet Section:  Clay Harris, Chris Stevens, Amy Whitaker, Dan Breshears, Dr. Buckner, John Webb (not shown)
Clay Harris with Michelle Kaminski

Mason Harris:  The Next Generation — it’s never too soon!


January 13, 2008 – road trip to see alumnus Clayton Harris perform the Haydn Concerto with the Texarkana Symphony

Senior Recital, Spring, 1998

Henri Tomasi Concerto
Phillippe Gaubert Cantabile et scherzeteto
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Concerto in E-flat major
Jules Levy Grand Russian Fantasia
Francis Poulenc Sonata with Lesley Harkey, horn; Josh Perry, trombone


Junior Recital, Spring, 1997

Georg Phillipp Telemann Concerto in D major
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto in E-flat major II. Andante
Guillaume Balay Prelude et ballade
Herbert L. Clarke The Debutante
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee


Performance Labs

Fall 1994 Guillaume Balay Petite piece concertante
Spring 1995 Bernard Fitzgerald Concerto in a-flat minor I. Lento espressivo, quasi fantasia, allegro moderato
Fall 1995 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Concerto II. Andante, I. Allegro con spirito
Spring 1996 Alexander Goedicke Concerto
Fall 1996 Wayne R. Bohrnstedt Concerto III. Spirited