Ernest Harrison, tenor, is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he received his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Vocal Performance from Auburn University in 2014 and studied with world-renowned composer Dr. Rosephanye Powell and world-renowned choral conductor William Powell. Mr. Harrison, also a graduate of Tuskegee University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Liberal Arts, studied voice with Dr. Wayne Barr, Head of Choral Activities. Presently, Mr. Harrison is a Graduate Student at the University of Southern California, pursuing a Doctoral degree in Choral Music and studies choral conducting under Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe.
While at Auburn, he performed many leading roles and was a soloist in several opera productions and oratorio performances. At the University of Missouri, he conducted, composed, and arranged for the jazz vocal a cappella ensemble “Hitt Street Harmony” and studied conducting under Dr. R. Paul Crabb. Ernest was the lead conductor of the Apollo Men’s Chorus for three years and is currently a professor of voice for the choral department at the University of Southern California, associate conductor for the National Children’s Chorus Concerto ensemble, Conductor for the Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s Chamber choir, assistant conductor at Beverly Hills Presbyterian church, and in 2019 became a member of the international choral ensemble Conspirare. Ernest is an up and coming choral clinician and has helped to establish the annual high desert high school choral festival in Palmdale California.