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Music Theory & Composition

Harry Ward

MM Theory candidate
Graduate Teaching Assistant – Theory/comp

Prior Degrees

BM in Composition - Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (2014)


Harry is a composer, percussionist, and music educator from Farmington, Missouri.  Harry earned his Bachelors of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Composition from Missouri State University, where he studied with Dr. Michael F. Murray and Dr. John Prescott. Harry is also an active percussionist who studied under Dr. Scott Cameron.  He also studied wind band orchestration and techniques with Dr. Belva Prather.

Harry is currently the percussion technician and staff composer/arranger of the Reeds Spring Wolf Pride marching band in Reeds Spring, MO, and is also an active clinician and composer/arranger in Missouri and Arkansas, including the high schools of Glendale, Farmington, St. Clair, Harrison, and Willard.

Since the fall of 2015, Harry was a guest lecturer at Missouri State University’s English Language Institute through the English for Musicians program. Harry was responsible for creating a curriculum that spanned four semesters of music theory into one semester, as well as identifying and creating a curriculum that helped students understand the transition into Western music curriculum.  

Harry is professional member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Society of Composers Inc., and Society for Music Theory.

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