Eric Harris taught for twelve years in Charlotte, North Carolina. During this time, his middle and high school bands earned numerous superior ratings in concert and marching events across the state. Dr. Harris holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina where he studied conducting with Dr. William F. Malambri. He also holds the Master of Music Education degree and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi (in Hattiesburg), where he studied conducting with Dr. Thomas V. Fraschillo and Dr. Gary W. Adam. Dr. Harris is an elected member of the American School Band Director’s Association and has enjoyed teaching, conducting, and judging invitations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Mississippi. He is currently Associate Director of Bands at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.