Sharon Harms



Praised as “superb”, “luscious-toned”, “extraordinarily precise and expressive”, and “dramatically committed and not averse to risk” by the New York Times, young American soprano Sharon Harms is known for fearless performances and passionate interpretations of works new and old for the recital, concert, and operatic stage.

Sharon has premiered the music of some of today’s leading composers and her repertoire spans a versatile spectrum of periods and styles. A wide array of collaborations have put Ms. Harms in venues around the world. She is a member of the Argento Ensemble and has been featured with Alter Ego Ensemble, Baroque Band of Chicago, Center for Contemporary Opera, counter)induction, Da Capo Chamber Players, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble Mise-en, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Signal, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Juilliard Center for Innovation in the Arts, Larchmere String Quartet, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Limón Dance Company, MET Opera Chamber Orchestra, Momenta Quartet, NC New Music Initiative, Network for New Music, New Chamber Ballet, New Dramatists, New Fromm Players, Orchestra of the League of Composers, Pacifica Quartet, Princeton Festival Opera, Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Slee Sinfonietta, Southwest Chamber Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, and Third Coast Percussion.

Ms. Harms has appeared as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and as a guest artist of the American Academy in Rome, Colorado College Music Festival, Columbia University, Cornell University, East Carolina University, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, June in Buffalo, Los Angeles International New Music Festival, MATA, NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, Princeton Festival, Southern Exposure New Music Series, St. Urban Salon Series, The College of New Jersey, University of Chicago, University of Northern Colorado, University of Notre Dame, Radcliffe Institute, and Resonant Bodies Festival. She taught as a guest instructor at East Carolina University in the Fall of 2017 and is on staff for the Composer’s Conference & Chamber Music Workshops at Brandeis University (formerly Wellesley).

Recording projects include a 2013 Latin Grammy nomination for Gabriela Ortiz’ Aroma Foliado with Southwest Chamber Ensemble, and a CD of new vocal works by Louis Karchin with Da Capo Chamber Players on Bridge Records. She is also featured on Jesse Jones’ Ephemera, and the composer’s final CD Charles Wuorninen, Vol. 3.