UCF Music Department
Thomas Harrison

Thomas Harrison

  • Professor

Thomas.Harrison@ucf.edu
Office Hours: Rosen: M 5-6. SPA: T 9-10:30; Th 12-1.
Campus Location: PACM225
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Dr. Thomas Harrison holds credits as a guitarist, producer and recording engineer, and is active as both as a musicologist and composer of music for the concert hall. Dr. Harrison is signed to 405 Hollywood/Atlantic Records, and records, with heavy metallists Glutton and southern rockers Raven Cain Band.  He is also releasing an album on 405 Hollywood with his rock instrumental group, Tommy Harrison Group.  His musicological research interests focus on hard rock and heavy metal of the 1980s, and the role of recording producers in the making of specific albums. He has delivered academic papers internationally, and is the author of Van Halen: The Music and the Fans 1978-1986 (Pearson), Preparing the Commercial Guitarist (Cheeky Chappy Music), Living on a Prayer (Kendall Hunt) two titles from the series American History Through Music, Music of the 1980s and Music of the 1990s, and Pop Goes the Decade: The 1980s (Greenwood Press) in addition to features in academic journals.  He has worked with noted multi-platinum producers, including Geoff Workman, Michael Wagener, Ric Browde and Greg D'Angelo, as an artist, engineer and/or second engineer, and contributed backing vocals on the Ringo Starr album Vertical Man. Dr. Harrison has previously served on the faculties at Elizabeth City State (NC) University and Jacksonville University. 

Research Interests

Performance and Production: hard rock and heavy metal.  Engineering: nearly all genres.  Musicological research: 1980s American hard rock.  Compositions for the concert hall: varied acoustic instrumentations, atonal.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10341 MUS2360C Intro to Music Technology Rdce Time Th 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
20997 MUS4320 Music Business and Industry Face2Face W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80364 MUS2360C Intro to Music Technology Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available
92689 MUS4320 Music Business and Industry Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
92861 MUS4320 Music Business and Industry Face2Face Tu 3:00PM - 5:50PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10814 ART2500C Beginning Painting Face2Face M,W 8:00AM - 10:50AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Aug 15, 2017

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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