Raised in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Brent Harvey presently serves as Associate Professor of Tuba-Euphonium and Music Theory at Winston-Salem State University. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Brent has performed and recorded nationally and internationally as a soloist, as well as with the Minnesota Orchestra, National Wind Ensemble in Carnegie Hall, Catania International Festival Orchestra in Italy, Fountain City Brass Band (KS) in the United Kingdom and Western Europe, Pine Mountain Music Festival Orchestra (MI), Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, the Charleston and Long Bay Symphony Orchestras (SC), the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Fayetteville Symphony Orchestras (NC), Tubas In The Sun tuba quartet, Ardmore Brass Quintet, and da Capo Brass quintet, among others. He has performed with Doc Severinson, Amy Grant, Ben Folds, and the Wailers. Brent has also presented, performed, and soloed at multiple North Carolina Music Educators National Conferences, Southeastern and Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, United States Army “Pershing’s Own” Tuba-Euphonium Workshops, and the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference.
In addition, Harvey has served as a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army, North Carolina National Guard, as the Commander and Conductor of the 440th Army Band stationed in Raleigh; this military unit is tasked to provide musical support for government, military, and civil functions throughout the state of North Carolina and the Southeast. On a lighter, non-musical note, he was named “Patron of the Week” at Old Town Draught House in Greensboro in January 2006, and has been a three-time recipient since. In his free time, Brent enjoys running, racquetball, golf (ball and disc), soccer, college sports, the outdoors, and motorcycles.