A school like no other,
where future leaders gather,
and minds and music matter.
New 23' x 8' mural by Mediah
The 2017 Media Arts Education Report ranks Harris as the top private school for a 5th consecutive year. "Harris Institute is the best school of its kind in Canada. Highly Recommended". It is the only school outside of the US in Billboard Magazine's "Top 11 Schools" and it is the only school featured in both Mix Magazine's "Audio Education's Finest" and Billboard's "Schools that Rock".
Harris Alumni received 197 awards and nominations in the last 2 years. They contributed to the #1 Billboard hits 'Beauty Behind The Madness' and 'Earned It' by The Weeknd; 'Roar by Katy Perry; 'Wrecking Ball' by Miley Cyrus; 'Sugar by Maroon 5; the soundtrack for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'; the music for the 'Mad Max' trailer; sound design for Ubisoft's 'Assassin's Creed Unity' and the sound mix for Orphan Black, Vikings & Silicon Valley.
Honours Grad James Porter manages Stephan Moccio who won 11 Grammy, Billboard, JUNO, MMVA, American Music, BET, iHeartRadio, Soul Train Awards and an OSCAR nomination with The Weeknd.
Henry 'Cirkut' Walter was nominated for the 'Jack Richardson Producer of the Year' JUNO Award and he ranked #3 in Billboard's 2015 Hot 100 Producers. Jack Richardson (1929-2011) taught at Harris for 14 years. Eric Ratz won consecutive JUNO Awards for 'Recording Engineer of the Year' in 2015 and 2014.
Mike Denney won the 'Record Company Person of the Year' CCMA for the last two years. His MDM Recordings won a 2nd consecutive 'Record Company of the Year' and MDM artist Jess Moskaluke won a 3rd consecutive 'Female Artist of the Year' at the 2016 CCMA Awards.
Marilee Yorston was nominated for Canadian Screen Awards for 'Best Sound in a Drama' and 'Best Sound in a Variety Program'. Kirk Lynds was nominated for 'Best Sound in a Drama'. Todd Beckett was nominated for the Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Sound Mixing' for HBO's Silicon Valley. Andrew Tay won consecutive CSAs for 'Achievement in Overall Sound' in 2015 and 2014. Lynds, Beckett and Yuri Gorbachow were nominated for 2016 Emmy Awards.
An unprecedented partnership with the University of the West of Scotland offers students the opportunity to earn 2 diplomas and an MA in 32 months. The schools Arts Management Program is the only college program in North America to achieve seven 0% Student Loan Default Rates and its Audio Production Program achieved a fifth 0% Default Rate in 2016.
VP Bob Roper, President John Harris, VP Doug McClement
The Audio Production Program , Arts Management Program and Music Business Professional start on March 20, July 17 and November 13, 2017 and are taught by 62 active industry leaders.
The college is located in a century old 15,000 square foot industrial building in Old Town Toronto designed in 1907 by Massey Hall's architect George M. Miller. The campus includes 3 recording studios designed by internationally acclaimed faculty member Martin Pilchner that feature the TEC Award winning SSL AWS Console. The SSL Case Study is at "World Renowned School Advances" .
The new music industry is growing after years of decline and will soon experience exponential growth . We look forward to preparing the next generation for rewarding careers in an exciting new era.
Information Tours with President John Harris are on the 1st Wednesday at 6:00PM and 3rd Thursday at 12:30PM every month. Dates and directions at link below.
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