Harry Orme


BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance- Peripatetic Lecturer

Harry Orme is a performer, composer and educator based in Leeds, and a Peripatetic Lecturer in Guitar on the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance course at Leeds Arts University.

As a solo artist, Harry has toured across the UK and Europe and has opened for internationally renowned artists including Big Thief, Scott Matthews, Tiny Ruins, Sara Watkins, Ciaran Lavery and Emily Portman. He is also an in-demand sideman and arranger for other artists, both live and in the studio, and is active on the the UK jazz/improvised music scene (including sharing bills with Mike Walker, Iain Dixon, Craig Handy, Nikki Iles, Iain Ballamy and Stan Sulzmann).

Alongside his work as a practising performer/composer, Harry has been teaching privately for more than a decade and has worked since 2013 with Live Music Now delivering workshops and participatory concerts.

Harry graduated with distinction from the MMus programme at Leeds Conservatoire in 2021, during which he studied with Stuart McCallum (The Breath, The Cinematic Orchestra), Lauren Kinsella (Snowpoet, Seafarers) and Dave Hamblett (The Magic Lantern, Samantha Whates, Josienne Clarke). His main area of research for this master’s degree was the integration of restricted and algorithmic composition techniques into his practice as a singer-songwriter.

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