The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Music will welcome Dr. Ernest (EJ) H. Harrison to its faculty as an assistant professor of music beginning in fall 2023.
Harrison joins the Department of Music as an accomplished musician and educator with a wide-ranging experience in professional choral conducting. He is currently the music director and head of education and outreach of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of Los Angeles’s largest LGBTQ performing arts organizations.
“I am so excited to join the Cal Poly Pomona family. Not only does this department equip their students with the tools they will need to navigate traditional music spaces, it also values and elevates the voice and musical contributions of artists from outside of the classical western high art tradition,” Harrison said. “By making space at the academic table for BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx and LGBTQIA+ stories, we validate the identity, voice and cultural contributions of our students. This is the future of music education and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”