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Brooklyn College Student Creates Global Choir & Orchestra

May 1, 2020 | By Naturally Sharp Inc.

Brooklyn College student, Harrison Sheckler, created a virtual choir and orchestra with three-hundred musicians from sixteen countries sharing their gifts of music in the following video of "You'll Never Walk Alone", premiered at 9am ET on May 1st:

Harrison is currently pursuing a Masters of Piano Performance degree under the direction of Professor Jeffrey Biegel at The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College in New York. He also holds a Bachelors in Piano Performance Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied with Professor Soyeon Kate Lee. Harrison began piano lessons in Charles City, Iowa at the age of six with Sarah Jensen. His further studies were under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Torkelson at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA. Harrison attended his first year of college at Wartburg where he studied with additional piano faculty including Dr. Ted Reuter. He also accompanied the St. Elizabeth's Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Karen Black and played violin in the Wartburg Symphony and Chamber Orchestras under the direction of Dr. Daniel Kaplunas. Harrison is the 2014 Terrace Hill Endowment for the Musical Arts Competition winner, and has received multiple honors in the Music Teachers National Association Senior Piano Duet Competition at state, division and national levels with his duet partner, Sarah Gao of Cedar Falls, IA. He is the 2014 NAMTA Music Scholarship recipient and the Charles City Master of Fine Arts Award. In addition to his studies, Harrison has been privileged to accompany opera singer, Simon Estes, as well as multiple classical voice, instrumentalists, and musical theater students at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Outside of music, Harrison's interest include a passion for baseball and baseball memorabilia collecting in which he has collected correspondence from over 500 major league baseball players. Most recently, Harrison has been pursuing his interest in film acting. You may find him on the big screen portraying roles in feature films such as "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" starring Zac Efron, Netflix's "Point Blank", and most recently "Dry Run" starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.

For more information about Harrison, please visit his website https://www.harrisonsheckler.com/.

For more information about The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, please visit their website: www.bcmusic.org



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