Biography

Charyn Harris is a music industry professional with focus on executive services and management strategies for major artists.

With an extensive background in the non profit arts sector, Charyn has also been nationally recognized nationally for designing and directing vibrant arts programming and developing stellar resources to support youth through the arts.

For almost two decades, Charyn served as the architect and director of the renowned Music Department of A Place Called Home (APCH), instituting key partnerships which included Berklee College of Music and ELMA Music Philanthropies.

Charyn founded Project MuszEd, a nonprofit agency providing arts education, performance and programming.  Over forty students under Charyn’s tutelage have attended Berklee’s summer programs on scholarship while over a dozen students under have received full four year scholarships to Berklee.

Charyn is noted for training a roster of highly sought after young musicians who can be found onstage with top artists such as Smokey Robinson and Aloe Blacc, and have also opened for The Black Eyed Peas, Diana Ross, performed with The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray and many others.

Charyn is the recipient of the “She Rocks” Award (2017), The “Pioneer Woman Award” from former Councilwoman Jan C. Perry and the “Sustained Service Leadership” Award from Berklee College of Music’s Berklee City Music Network.

Charyn sits on the Board of Directors of Synergy Charter Academies, the planning committee of the Central Avenue Jazz Festival, the planning committee of the Berklee City Music Network Summit, the design committee of Berklee’s PULSE learning platform and is a sought after panelist and presenter in support of a variety of initiatives.

CREDITS:

Charyn toured for nearly a decade as keyboardist for R&B legend, Barry White and has also performed with a variety of artists including: Malcolm Jamal Warner, MC Hammer, The Cranberries, Jonathan Butler, Al B. Sure!, Doc Powell, Lord Nelson and Luciano Pavarotti among others.

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