Harrison Honor is a Boston-based percussionist comfortable in a wide variety of musical situations. Honor began his musical studies on piano at the age of 7, and began studying drums, percussion, and voice at age 10. During his high school years in the Boston area, he studied percussion and timpani with Daniel Bauch of the Boston Symphony, while also studying drum set with prominent jazz drummers Brooke Sofferman and Gary Fieldman. His collegiate studies at New England Conservatory were also with Mr. Bauch.
Honor has appeared as a soloist in the Boston Symphony's Prelude Series, performed with The Callithumpian Consort, The New Haven Symphony, Alea III Contemporary Music Ensemble, New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Ensemble, and several other Boston area orchestras. An advocate for new music, he has commissioned and premiered a handful of pieces for solo percussion by young Boston composers, and worked directly with composers Unsuk Chin, Vinko Globokar, Jefferson Friedman, and John Mallia.
Honor teaches percussion students of all ages at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where he also serves as the Percussion Department Coordinator.
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