Dr. Jeremy Harting is a Las Vegas based guitarist and educator with a diverse background as a performer and teacher. His versatility has offered him the opportunity to perform in various settings as a soloist and ensemble member.
Dr. Harting has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada at at the Ithaca College Winter Guitar Festival, Acadia Guitar Festival (Canada), Pennsylvania Academy of Music Guitar Festival, Milford Arts Society (CT), Yale British Arts Center, Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, New England Guitar Society, Classical Guitar Society of Lancaster, Buskirk Chumley Theater (Bloomington, IN), The Miller Center (Reading, PA), Steinman Hall (Lancaster, PA), Bailey Hall (Cornell University), McInnis Auditorium (Eastern University), Bluett Theatre (Saint Joseph's University), Hamilton Garden at the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Wicker Park Art Center (Chicago), and the 92nd Street Y in New York. He has also been featured with the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Salvation Army Kroc Center Jazz Band - Philadelphia, Millersville University Guitar Ensemble, Indiana University New Music Ensemble and members of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Marinus Ensemble, and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Jeremy has worked under the baton of Alan Pierson, David Dzubay, Cynthia Johnston Turner, Fawzi Haimor, and Ben Bolter.
He has also had vast experience performing popular music in various musical acts. While performing with Clayton Anderson he as opened for Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Leann Rimes, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, Corey Smith, David Nail, Josh Kelly and Hanson. Highlights from venues he has performed at include: Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, Joe’s On Weed Street - Chicago, Verizon Wireless Music Center - Indianapolis, The Vogue Theatre - Indianapolis, Murphy Center at MTSU - Murfreesboro TN, Retrievers - Statesboro GA, The Peach Tree Tavern - Atlanta, McGee’s - Chicago, Copper Dragon - Carbondale IL, IU Auditorium - Bloomington IN, The Bluebird Nightclub - Bloomington IN, Jefferson Hall - Newport KY, Headliners - Louisville KY, The Filmore - Silver Spring MD, The Blind Pig - Oxford MS, and The Tin Roof - Nashville, TN
Jeremy Harting began his Classical guitar studies with Ernesto Tamayo at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. In 2004, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from Ithaca College, where he studied with Pablo Cohen and received the Ford music scholarship and E.P. Johnson award. While at Ithaca College, Jeremy spent a semester abroad in London studying with Timothy Walker at the Royal Academy of Music. Following Ithaca College, Jeremy was accepted into the graduate program at Yale University, under the instruction of Benjamin Verdery. While working on his Master of Music degree at Yale, Jeremy was awarded the George Lauder Greenway Fellowship and Eliot Fisk Prize. Jeremy completed his Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, under the tuition of guitar department chair Ernesto Bitetti. His dissertation examines the theoretical and historical principles of the solo guitar works of Roberto Sierra. As part of his coursework at Indiana University Jeremy studied vihuela and lute tablature with Nigel North, earning a minor in early music. He has also completed a certificate at Berklee College of Music in Jazz guitar.
Jeremy has played in masterclasses for John Williams, Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isbin, David Tanenbaum, Hopkinson Smith, David Leisner, Dale Kavanagh, Frank Gerstmeier, Mark Eden, Eduardo Fernandez, Michael Newman, Laura Oltman, and William Kanengeiser.
Dr. Harting has significant experience teaching pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate level students at various institutions including: Saint Joseph's University, Eastern University, Ithaca College, University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Yale University, The Lancaster Classical Guitar Institute, Ithaca College Summer Music Academy, Eastern University Preparatory School of Music and Darlington Arts Center.
In addition to his accomplishments pertaining to the classical guitar, Jeremy also performs regularly on mandolin and electric guitar. These instruments have helped contribute to Jeremy's unique musical personality, especially in the area of contemporary music. He has performed works with various ensembles dedicated to promoting new works including the Noble Fowl Trio and Diesel Lounge Boys.