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Truman Harris

Truman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Texas, & a Master of Music degree from The Catholic University Of America.  He will retire from the position of Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC in August of 2017, as well as bassoonist with Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. For many years he was bassoonist with the Capitol Woodwind Quintet.  Prior to that, he performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and Opera.  Truman has completed part of a Master of Science degree in computer science from Marymount University .

 His Prelude for 12 violas was performed by the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin in 1996.
His Concertino for Horn and Chamber Orchestra was premiered by NSO Associate Principal Horn, Laurel Ohlson, & Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sylvia Alimena.
His Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra was premiered by NSO flutist Alice Kogan Weinreb, and Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sylvia Alimena.

Truman's The Mad Hatter, for contrabassoon and chamber ensemble, was premiered at the 2005 International Double Reed Society convention in Austin, Texas by Lewis Lipnick, NSO contrabassoonist, and local performers.  The Mad Hatter will soon be published by
Trevco Music Publishing.  In 2007, Three Miniatures for flute, horn, & bassoon, and Flowers for wind quintet, were premiered by The Capitol Woodwind Quintet; and Ricky-tick Nightmare for bassoon and piano were all published by Trevco Music Publishing.

His Serenade for Chamber Orchestra was premiered by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra in February, 2012.

In 2013, his Sonata for two bassoons and piano, Character Sketches, & Rosemoor Suite for wind quintet were all published by Trevco Music Publishing.

  Also in 2013, in a collaboration with composer David Teie, Truman's three movements of settings of Walt Whitman poems were premiered by Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and Coro Alexandria, conducted by David Teie.

In August 2015 his Aulos Tryipych for four flutes and piano was premiered by National Symphony Orchestra members at the National Flute Convention in Washington, DC.

Truman manages the web site Bassoon.org. (Bassoon.org is not currently being updated.)

 

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