Sky Harris is one of the Assistant Directors of the Spirit of Syracuse and leads the Performance Team.
A professional music educator in the Liverpool Central School District. Sky holds a M.M. in Music Education from Syracuse University, has been a clinician and adjudicator on the East Coast for the past 17 years, and has traveled internationally as both a performer and educator. Sky regularly performs as a soloist and ensemble musician throughout the Central New York area, including with the Syracuse University Oratorio Society and directs the Syracuse Children’s Chorus ensemble for young men with changed voices, Tenuto.
A second-generation barbershopper, Sky joined the Spirit of Syracuse, singing baritone, in 2006 and sings tenor in the quartet, Skylark. She is the founding director of two youth barbershop programs in CNY – Lakeside A cappella Camp, an overnight camp for exploring the best of barbershop and SAYacaFEST, a one-day festival run jointly with the Liverpool CSD. She is the founding director of the men’s barbershop chorus, Harmonic Collective, who field both an all-ages chorus, as well as a young mens’ chorus that is a regular participant in the International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival.
For her work in music education and the promotion of barbershop amongst the next generation, Sky was the 2015 recipient of the SAI/NAfME Award.
Sky currently serves as Region 15 Co-Coordinator for Young Women In Harmony and has been appointed by the International Board to serve as one of three Young Women in Harmony Program Coordinators for 2016-2017. Sky is also a member of the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Onondaga County Music Educators Association, and the Barbershop Harmony Society.