Dr. Doug Harbin

Assistant Professor, Music Theory and Composition Music

Doug Harbin is a composer/pianist residing in Moorhead, Minnesota. Performances of his music have occurred throughout the world including Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, South Korea, and the United States. His works have been included in regional, national and international conferences by the Society of Composers Inc., College Music Society, ClarinetFest, and the CFAMC. Harbin’s works have also been performed by many renowned ensembles including the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Cantata Profana, Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, American Contemporary Ensemble, and Soprani Compagni. 

In 2017, Harbin’s work “and the heavens turned black was toured by The Concordia Orchestra and his work “Primeval Fugue was included in the American Composer Alliance’s 80th Anniversary concert series in New York City. His piece In the Shadows of the Moonlight won the 2008 Arizona State University Symphonic Orchestra’s Composer Competition and aired on Phoenix’s KBAQ. Harbin also received a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to serve his second residency as an artist at the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada), where he has had several premieres.

Harbin graduated from Arizona State University with a D.M.A. in music composition in 2011 and has taught at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, and Taylor University. Currently, Harbin serves as assistant professor of music theory and composition at Concordia College and teaches composition at the Soiva International Music Camp.


Dr. Doug Harbin

Assistant Professor, Music Theory and Composition Hvidsten