Victor Harris, American composer, conductor. Member American Academy of Teachers of Singing.
Harris, Victor was born on April 27, 1869 in New York, United States. Son of Jacob Harris.
Studied entirely in America. Pupil of Fred Schilling in composition, William Courtney in singing, Anton Seidl in conducting. Assistant to latter 2 years.
He was one of the first staff members at the Metropolitan Opera where he worked as a vocal coach beginning in 1893. He notably founded The St. Cecilia Chorus & Orchestra in New York City, now known as The Cecilia Chorus of New York.
Composer of many songs heard in concerts, also choruses, etc.
Member American Academy of Teachers of Singing.
Married Catherine L. Richardson, June 20, 1916. Children: Victor Stevens, Mary Grace, David Taylor, Cecelia.