Harris Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Music Industry Success
In the fast-paced and competitive world of the music industry, any milestone is worth celebrating. Reaching 25 years in the business is an accomplishment that calls for a little extra. That’s why Harris Institute is hosting a 25th Anniversary Reunion to celebrate the school’s 25 years of rocking music and media arts education.
The celebration will be held at the century old industrial building that the college calls home, a 15,000 square foot space in Old Town Toronto dating back to 1907 and designed by Massey Hall’s architect George M. Miller. The event will take place on Sunday, November 2nd, at 8:00PM at Hugh’s Room, and will feature ‘The Invigilators’, with the $10 cover going towards the Harris/UWS ‘International Tour Management’ Program.
Recognized on the August cover of Training Places, Harris Institute’s 25 year milestone is made sweeter still by the fact that Billboard Magazine listed them in the Top 11 Music Industry Schools in their September 27th issue. This rank makes Harris Institute the only Canadian and the only private school to be included.
The greatest reward, however, comes from seeing the fruitage of their labors. Watching the next generation of music professionals embark on successful and rewarding careers is satisfying to say the least, not to mention the fact that Harris alumni won or were nominated for 14 awards this year.
Harris Institute President John Harris notes, “The most gratifying thing about the 25th anniversary is seeing the accomplishments of graduates who are now leading in all areas of the industry and the many who have established successful companies. Our objective to strengthen Canada’s music industry is now being achieved by graduates.”
Mission accomplished, with plenty more rockin’ to go!