Chrys Harris

Program & Festival Director

Chrys Harris is the Program Director and Tour Director of Young Voices, as well as the Founder and Festival Director of Sing A Mile High (SAMH) Children’s Choral Festival. A native of Wales, Chrys received her Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Psychology from The Open University of Wales. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a Certificate of Choral Management from Chorus America. She completed her Master of Nonprofit Management degree at Regis University in Denver in 2001. She is also certified to teach KinderMusik. Chrys’s innovations for Young Voices include the SAMH vision and its highly successful implementation. For SAMH, she has engaged and featured several world-renowned composer-conductors, including Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Dr. David Brunner, Bob Chilcott, Paul Caldwell, Sean Ivory and Dr. Catherine Sailer. She also initiated the Master Classes in Conducting for Sing A Mile High taught by Dr. Sailer. For Young Voices, Chrys created the first Young Voices Yearbook and the Young Voices leadership program, with its Choir Council and Young Ambassadors. She has created and directed Young Voices tours to seven U.S. states, including Hawaii, and to seven European countries.

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