Music National Service | 2009 MusicianCorps
JEFF HARMS is a Chicago-based musician and multidisciplinary artist who has toured nationally and released two albums, The Myth of Heroics (2008) on DRP and Big Amazing Songs (2006) on Naivete Records. He has recently performed with Leroy Bach (Wilco), Sam Wagster (Fruit Bats), and Emmett Kelly (Will Oldham). Jeff is a founding member of the improvisational vocal/movement group, Stridulate, which was chosen to be artist-in-residence at the Roy Hart Institute in France in 2010. Jeff co-produced and played the lead in the film A Thing As Big As The Ocean, which won IFP’s $50k Finishing Grant in 2008. His animated short, The Bite, was screened at The National Film Board of Canada’s “Best Animation of 2007,” and Bauhaus University film festival. Jeff has taught drawing and video in the classroom and afterschool programs, in ages spanning from kindergarten to college. He has an MFA in performance from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA in painting from the University of Washington.
Service Sites: Sabin Elementary School, Pulaski Elementary School, Holstein Park
Service Mission: Play a key role in implementing music programs for students, parents and community members; Collaborate with park supervisor and community leaders to provide opportunities for music-driven service for pre-teens and other young people.