Doug Harbin is a composer/pianist residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Performances of Harbin’s compositions have occurred throughout the United States and Canada, and England. His works have been included in regional and national conferences by the Society of Composers Inc., College Music Society, and the CFAMC. Harbin has earned several awards, grants, and notable performances. In the fall of 2012, he received a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and he has served as a resident artist at the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada) in 2008 and again in 2012. His string quartet, Red on Black, was performed by the world renown St. Lawrence String Quartet in 2010 and his orchestral work In the Shadows of the Moonlight won the 2008 Arizona State University Symphonic Orchestra’s Composer Competition.
As a performer, Harbin plays piano and harpsichord with the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble. He has performed on harpsichord with Arizona State University’s Baroque Ensemble and on piano with the Phoenix tango ensemble, Los Zapatos Furioso. Always trying to promote new music, he has premiered works many emerging and established composers.
Harbin graduated from Arizona State University with a DMA in music composition in 2011 and has taught at a number of secondary institutions. In 2011, Harbin was the Artistic Director for Arizona Opera’s Summer Music Program at Rosie’s House (a nonprofit Music Academy that serves the under-served youth of inner-city Phoenix, Arizona). Currently, Harbin teaches music theory and composition at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.