Keyboards and Vocals
Harvey is a multi-faceted instrumentalist, educator and performer. He exemplifies the Circus of Wolves ‘big tent’ ethos; embracing eclectic musical genres while contributing his own distinctive ‘voice’ as a keyboard player, singer and arranger.
Over the course of the past 27 years, Harvey’s musical career has blossomed. His achievements have made him a highly sought after educator, tenor soloist, conductor and pianist. He is an avid performer who can easily switch styles and genres without skipping a beat.
Harvey received both his Bachelors and Masters’ degrees from Ithaca College School of Music, with a concentration in Voice and Music Foundation. He currently directs Band & Chorus at the Onteora Central School District, for which he has won several NYSSMA awards and performed on radio as well as in a showcase at New York’s Lincoln Center.
Over his career, Harvey has been selected as guest choral director and clinician in Chenango, Dutchess, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster All-County festivals. He has been the featured guest soloist with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra performing Handel’s ‘Dettingen Te Deum’. He is currently Director of Education for the Phoenicia Festival of Voice. In addition, he is also a soloist and member of the choral ensemble Ars Choralis.
Harvey also finds the time to play in contemporary music ensembles ranging from jazz standards to blues to dance and more. Harvey brings this depth of experience, diversity and versatility to Circus of Wolves. He is an original member of the band and has been instrumental in shaping the Wolves’ unique style.