Doug Harbin

Biography

Doug Harbin (b. 1980) is a composer, performer, and educator residing in Moorhead, Minnesota. He composes acoustic and electroacoustic systematic music and his works have been performed throughout the world including Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, South Korea, and the United States. Much of his music utilizes a method dubbed the 'Take-Away System', which applies modular arithmetic over a finite set. 

His pieces have been included in regional, national and international conferences by the Society of Composers Inc., College Music Society, ClarinetFest, Flute New Music Consortium, and the CFAMC. Many renown ensembles have performed his works including the American Contemporary Ensemble, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Arizona State University Symphonic Orchestra, Cantata Profana, The Concordia Orchestra, Mercian Piano Trio, Ohio New Music Ensemble, Soprani Compagni, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

As a pianist, he has premiered many new works by emerging composers and performs in recitals most recently featuring the music of George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, and Armando Guevara Ochoa.

He holds degrees from Arizona State University (DMA music composition), Ball State University (MM music composition) and Taylor University (BA in mathematics and BM in music composition) and has been on faculty at several institutions including Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, and Taylor University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and on faculty with the Soiva International Music Camp.

ACE Publications

21 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Doug Harbin Goethe Songs mezzo soprano, 2 percussion, and 2 pianos
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Doug Harbin Tell Me a Story contrabass flute, viola, and fixed media
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Doug Harbin Duo Sonata for Flute and Piano Flute and Piano
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Doug Harbin Goethe Songs mezzo soprano, percussion, and piano
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Doug Harbin and the heavens turned black orchestra
2+pic 2+EH 2+bscl 2+cbsn - 4331 hp timp perc(3) strings
Doug Harbin MELTING POINT 3 cl in Bb
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Doug Harbin Seven Dwarfs (in seven modes) violin, piano
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Doug Harbin NARCISSIST SUITE viola, piano
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Doug Harbin SHARDS solo violin
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Doug Harbin PRIMEVAL FUGUE Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Marimba
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Doug Harbin CRASHES 2 cl
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Doug Harbin MARK TWAIN QUOTES 2 Sopranos, Piano
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Doug Harbin ON LONG ROADS solo cello
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Doug Harbin Isomorphing fl, cln, vln, vlc, pf, perc
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Doug Harbin An den Mond Piano trio
violin, cello, piano
Doug Harbin Trepidations Piano duo
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Doug Harbin RED ON BLACK string quartet
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Doug Harbin AS THE WIND cello quartet
4 cellos
Doug Harbin Blue on Black III Any four instruments that blend nicely
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Doug Harbin In the Shadows of the Moonlight 2222 4221 timp +3 perc, hp, cel, str
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Doug Harbin Sonata for Bassoon and Piano: Loki Bassoon and Piano
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Additional Works