Name: Victoria Harris
Instrument: Violin and Voice
How long have you been involved in music?
I have been involved in music for a very long time! I started taking piano lessons at age 8, then violin lessons at age 9, then voice lessons at age 12. Before that, I was in the Tulsa Youth Choir from 7-9 years old. Then, of course, I was in various school orchestras and choirs throughout my academic career, and I joined Tulsa Youth Symphony when I was 15.
Why is music important to you?
I literally grew up surrounded by music. Both of my parents were musicians at one point in their life, and I was instilled with a healthy love and respect for music very early. I couldn’t imagine going through life without performing music- it’s taught me many important lessons and helped me grow into the person I am today.
Tell us about your time at The bART.
I have been a part of the bART since I was 8 years old. Though I never ended up a conservatory student, I’ve been in the school for so long that I’ve performed and become friends with most everyone in the Conservatory. The bART has also given me a lot of performing opportunities that I’ve been really grateful for, and I’ve enjoyed every class I’ve taken here and all my teachers. The bART has been a consistent presence in my life for nearly a decade, and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it.
Where will you be going from here?
My next steps are attending the University of Chicago in the fall to major in anthropology and minor in creative writing. I plan on at least being a part of the school orchestra, if not an acapella group (or maybe I’ll try theatre!)
A message from Victoria:
Shoutout to LeQuincia for being her awesome self! Love you girl.
Special thanks to all of my teachers, but especially Susannah Brooks, Lydia Gray, Olivia McGraw, Matthew McCulloch, and Travis Minner.