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About Kris Harper

Kris Harper
Kris Harper
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Canfield, OH
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano, Voice
Education: Westminster College 1977-1981 Bachelor of Music Education Youngstown State University 1993-1995 Master's of Music Education Loyola University, New Orleans 2011-2013 Master's in Theology
Performance Experience: -The Holt Arts and Education Program 2021-2022 Vocal Instructor/Drum Circle facilitator - Youngstown State University/ Newman Center 2021-2023 Music Minister -Villa Maria 2016-2020 Organist/Pianist for liturgies - The Valley Fine arts Academy 2015-present Founder/President - St. Angela Merici Parish/St Patrick Youngstown, OH 2013-present Music Coordinator ,Organist and Cantor
Teaching Experience: -Westminster College Adjunct Professor - Seraphim/Mahoning Valley Chorale Music Director - Southern Local Schools, St. Brendan, St. Matthias, St. Patrick Schools Music Teacher/Music Specialist -Private Instructor- Voice/Piano
Teaching Philosophy: My mission and philosophy is to bring music from all genres to all children from cultural, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. Every child deserves to have the joy of music in their lives.

Get to know Kris Harper

My name is Kris Harper and I have 43 years of experience as a parish Director of Church Music, Organist, Cantor and Music Educator. I am an organist and pianist for all liturgies, funerals and special occasions. I have been a Music Coordinator, organist and cantor for many local parishes. I currently hold these positions at the Youngstown State University Newman Center and St. Angela Merici Parish/ St. Patrick's Parish in Youngstown. I have also been  a music director for Villa Maria, The Hoyt Arts and Education Program in New Castle, PA, and The Valley Fine Arts Academy in Youngstown where I am the Founder/President. This Academy serves the needs of the children of  the Youngstown are grades 5-12. The mission is to bring focus to the fine arts to children of all cultures, race and socioeconomic backgrounds. I instruct in all genres of music, such as dance and movement, visual arts, theatrical arts, choir, creative writing and poetry, and Orff Instruments. I am also the director of The Mahoning Valley Chorale

Kris Harper teaches at:
4242 Boardman-Canfield Rd
Canfield, OH 44406
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