Albert Harrison

Dr. Al Harrison

Albert Harrison

Department Chair & Professor of Music, Instrumental Music, Wind & Jazz Ensembles

Office Location: Smith-Hermanson MC 168
Phone: (765) 998-5259

Specialties: Instrumental Music, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Instrumental Methods, Conducting



PhD, Education, University of Illinois, 1986
Dissertation: A History of the University of Illinois School of Music 1943-1970
MS, Education, University of Illinois, 1978
BM, Music Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1973

Why I love teaching at Taylor:

I enjoy teaching at Taylor because it is a place where I can mentor students in both academic and spiritual disciplines. I am challenged each year to grow and develop as a professor, a musician and a Christian. My work here has been an enjoyable blessing over the past 33 years!

Advice to incoming students:

Trust in the Lord to direct your path and follow your natural gifts and abilities as you seek a major.


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