Kristen Harris received her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Oregon, where she studied violin with Fritz Gearhart. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina, where she studied with Dr. William Terwilliger and taught at the USC String Project under the direction of Dr. Gail Barnes.
Kristen has been teaching Suzuki violin method since 2007, has taught private lessons and group classes in the Suzuki Strings at USC program since 2011, and has taught grades 6-8 orchestra for four years at Kelly Mill Middle School in Blythewood, SC. A multi-instrumentalist, Kristen is an active orchestral and chamber musician in the Southeast and performs and records regularly with musical groups of various genres ranging from old time, swing, and country, to bluegrass and rock.
She is a member of the local gypsy jazz group Flat Out Strangers and the folk trio the Prairie Willows, and was the 2013 South Carolina State Fiddle Champion.