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SC Arts Commission 40th Anniversary

Tell Your Story!

Individuals have submitted stories based on their experiences. The Arts Commission has not verified all facts.



Jeff Harris

Guitar Instructor, Carolina Music Academy
Columbia, S.C.

It was with the support of the South Carolina Arts Commission that I was able to realize my first real success as an artist. As a member of the Harris/Knight Guitar Duo, I was encouraged to apply for the Artists' Roster, and eventually for the Community Tour. When the duo was accepted on the tour in the mid 1990s, I had a great feeling of accomplishment that my performing was not only to be taken seriously, but it was in fact enjoyed and approved by other professional artists. The continued help from the SCAC led to many concert bookings, and ultimately a grant which helped us record our first CD. I have always recommended to other S.C. artists that they should contact the SCAC for help in establishing themselves in this state.



Jeff received his bachelor's degree from Stetson University and holds a Master of Music degree from USC. He has been an active teacher and performer throughout S.C. for the past several years. Jeff teaches all styles of music on the guitar and is comfortable teaching students of any level or age. He periodically offers group classes in guitar and ukulele as well.

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For more information, contact Milly Hough, Communications Director (803-734-8698).