Doug Harbin


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

26 title(s)
Doug Harbin An den Mond Piano trio
violin, cello, piano
Doug Harbin and the heavens turned black Orchestra
2+pic 2+EH 2+bscl 2+cbsn - 4331 hp timp perc(3) strings
Doug Harbin As the wind blows sand upon my feet Four Cellos
Doug Harbin Blue on Black III Any Four Instruments That Blend Nicely
Doug Harbin CRASHES 2 cl
Doug Harbin Dakota January Flute, Alto Flute, and Bassoon
Doug Harbin Duo Sonata for Flute and Piano Flute and Piano
Doug Harbin Goethe Songs mezzo soprano, 2 percussion, and 2 pianos
Doug Harbin Goethe Songs mezzo soprano, percussion, and piano
Doug Harbin In the Shadows of the Moonlight 2222 4221 timp +3 perc, hp, cel, str
Doug Harbin Isomorphing Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Piano
Doug Harbin MARK TWAIN QUOTES 2 Sopranos, Piano
Doug Harbin MELTING POINT 3 cl in Bb
Doug Harbin NARCISSIST SUITE viola, piano
Doug Harbin ON LONG ROADS solo cello
Doug Harbin PRIMEVAL FUGUE Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Marimba
Doug Harbin RED ON BLACK String Quartet
Doug Harbin Red's Diner 13 Singers, Flute, Clarinet (Doubling Bass Clarinet), Percussion, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and Piano
Doug Harbin Reddit Relationship Cycle Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, and Piano
Doug Harbin Seven Dwarfs (in seven modes) violin, piano
Doug Harbin SHARDS solo violin
Doug Harbin Slow Time Flute, Alto Flute, and Bassoon
Doug Harbin Sonata for Bassoon and Piano: Loki Bassoon and Piano
Doug Harbin Tell Me a Story contrabass flute, viola, and fixed media
Doug Harbin Terrores Magicos Soprano and Fixed Media

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