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  • Dr. Elaine Harriss
    315 Clement Hall
    Department of Music
    University of Tennessee at Martin
    Martin, TN 38238
    731-881-7411
    elaineh@utm.edu
    Home address:
    205 University Street
    Martin, TN 38237
    731-587-4601
    Dr. Elaine Atkins Harriss, Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, is a pianist, flutist, and early childhood music specialist. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

    Dr. Harriss is well-known for her solo and collaborative playing and has extensive piano duo, duet, and eight-hand experience with her partner Allison Nelson. Elaine's flute performing includes 25 years as principal flutist with area orchestras, 18 years of chamber work with the University Trio, many solo recitals, and the premier of Sam Ewell's Ramble for Flute and String Orchestra.

    To serve the musical needs of the community, Dr. Harriss maintains a pre-college music studio, and for 19 years directed Kindermusik of Martin which served over 1,500 children birth through age seven. She was Director of Educational Standards and Professional Development for Kindermusik International of Greensboro, N.C., for many years and served as president of the International Kindermusik Educators Association from 1999-2003.

    Dr. Harriss has taught over 50 workshops on five continents and has made presentations at meetings and conventions of the National Piano Pedagogy Conference, the Music Educators National Conference, the Kindermusik Educators Association, the Australian Kindermusik Educators Association, the Hawaiian International Conference on Arts and the Humanities, and the Tennessee Music Teachers Association. She was named Tennessee Music Teacher of the Year by the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and is a past president of that group. Dr. Harriss is also a past president of the Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs and an active member and past president of NFMC's Martin Philharmonic Music Guild.

    Dr. Harriss was the 2007-2008 president of the UT Martin Faculty Senate, is a past president of the Martin Area Music Teachers Association, a past member of the Martin Historic Zoning Commission and the Martin Beautiful Committee, and is the current president of Phi Kappa Phi and advisor to UTM's Sigma Alpha Iota chapter (music fraternity for women),. She and her late husband Ernie Harriss II have two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ernie Harriss III, and Edward and Elana Harriss, and three grandchildren, Blase Edward Harriss, Ronin Atkins Harriss, and Ella Louise Harriss. Elaine is an elder in Trinity Presbyterian Church.