Harris Institute is an internationally recognized leader in audio and music industry education. It offers one-year programs taught by active award winning leaders starting in November, March and July.
The college ranked “best school of its kind” for a 7th year in the 2019 ‘Media Arts Education Report’ and is the only school outside the US in Billboard‘s ‘Top 11 Schools’. It was featured in Mix Magazine’s ‘Audio Education’s Finest’ and Billboard’s ‘Schools That Rock’.
Harris Institute is the only post secondary school in North America to achieve a 90.91% Graduate Employment Rate in The Field of Study and 5 annual 0% Student Loan Default Rates (Key Performance Indicators: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities / Forum Research / OSAP).
Yuri Gorbachow, Director of Audio Post, has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and has won eleven Canadian Screen, Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), Gemini and DGC Awards for ‘Best Sound Editing’ and ‘Audio Design’. He has taught ‘Audio Post Production’ and ‘Music Supervision’ at Harris Institute since 1991.
Bob Roper, Chair, Arts Management Program, has been A&R Manager at Warner/ Electra/Asylum Records, Tour Manager for Supertramp, Executive Producer of the Juno Awards, National Promotion Director at Capitol/EMI Records and manager of Gowan. He recently worked on shows by Van Morrison, Diana Krall & Bonnie Raitt.
Alumni Ann-Marie Smith oversees Confidential Records, the independent music company operated by students in the Arts Management Program. Smith teachers ‘Contracts & Negotiations’, ‘Business Management’ and ‘Leader Lab’ at Harris Institute. She was previously Creative Director at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Canada.
Alumni Jamie Porter manages Stephan Moccio who co-wrote the Oscar nominated ‘Earned It’ with The Weeknd, the #1 hits ‘Wrecking Ball’ by Miley Cyrus, Grammy winning ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, Vancouver Olympic theme song ‘I Believe’ and Celine Dion’s ‘A New Day’, that was #1 in 17 countries and won ASCAP /BMI /SOCAN Awards.