Christopher Harris, assistant choir director at Beverly Hills Intermediate, has been selected as a finalist in the Ithaca Conservatory of Music Choral Composition Competition.
Two of the four compositions submitted by Harris were selected. The titles of the chosen pieces are "He's Able" and "Slumber On" for mixed chorus.
Harris's works will be published by the Lorenz Publishing Company and premiered at a concert in Ithaca, N.Y. Both pieces are in the final six being considered for the grand prize.
Harris will travel to New York to lead a clinic for those who will be performing his works. He will attend the final concert where the grand prize will be awarded.
Only two pieces per composer may be considered in the final round of judging. The other two pieces Harris submitted were chosen by the director of choral activities at Ithaca Conservatory of Music, Lawrence Doebler, for a performance by the Ithaca Chorale later in the year on the group's national tour and for the group's Martin Luther King tribute concert in January.